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StudeRich
12-27-2008, 06:21 PM
Mr. Biggs post from the '58 Packard Wagon Post:

quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Did anyone look at the 60 Lark hardtop this seller's got up? It's a Hamilton car with a truly bizarre color scheme (never mind that it's in primer at the moment). Metallic green with a red interior! Maybe Santa Claus ordered it!

I believe the '59-60 AC units had 3 outlet directors on the front.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

That really makes you wonder doesn't it? I think Hamilton actually may have built it this way. The reason I say that is when an Interior has been changed you usually see nice or new kick panels, Windlacing etc. or it would not be worth changing everything. Also check out that well worn steering wheel that looks original Red and Black with the red worn through to the Black underneath like they always do after long use. If it had a Green or Tan Interior like most, it would also have had a Green or Brown Column. I see that it HAD a TT Emblem below the "Stude." script where it belongs.

The car itself is clearly the original Williamsburg Green, a rarely ordered nice dark Green non-metallic as all '60's were. The firewall and trunk appear very original.

I remember that Ed Reynolds used to have a '53 or '54 Starliner Hardtop that was this Red/Green combination originally, I think it may have belonged to his Dad.

It does have a full-flow late '62-'64 Engine installed, it could be a 289! Either way it's better than the original.

Here is the link to the ebay ad!

http://tinyurl.com/aya9t5

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/My64Daytona.jpg
StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

TX Rebel
12-27-2008, 06:33 PM
Remember that this car is 48 years old. It is in good condition, but it is not a show room car.
Another primer over who-knows-what job. It is nicely equipped though. A smart seller knows that it is better to sell a car with weathered paint and some surface rust than to sand down and prime if the body is worth a s**t.
I have '60 hardtop I could make look just as good as his in a day or 2 but you wouldn't want it. I sold it for $250. on ebay 4 or 5 years ago and the buyer nevered bothered to pick it up.


Please remember that things always look better in pictures. So you are more than welcome to come see it in person, and if you are not sure,


Barry'd in Studes

JLasvegas
12-28-2008, 01:06 AM
I have a watch on that little lark, well see where it goes

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1964 Daytona Wagonaire
259cid flight o matic

clonelark
12-28-2008, 07:31 AM
Looks like someone ripped off the Air Cond tag on the firewall.

r1lark
12-28-2008, 07:43 AM
quote:Originally posted by clonelark

Looks like someone ripped off the Air Cond tag on the firewall.

Clonelark,

This looks like an aftermarket a/c setup, so there wouldn't have been an Air Cond streamer.

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
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studegary
12-29-2008, 04:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Mr. Biggs post from the '58 Packard Wagon Post:
[quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Did anyone look at the 60 Lark hardtop this seller's got up? It's a Hamilton car with a truly bizarre color scheme (never mind that it's in primer at the moment). Metallic green with a red interior! Maybe Santa Claus ordered it!


That really makes you wonder doesn't it? I think Hamilton actually may have built it this way. The reason I say that is when an Interior has been changed you usually see nice or new kick panels, Windlacing etc. or it would not be worth changing everything. Also check out that well worn steering wheel that looks original Red and Black with the red worn through to the Black underneath like they always do after long use. If it had a Green or Tan Interior like most, it would also have had a Green or Brown Column. I see that it HAD a TT Emblem below the "Stude." script where it belongs.

The car itself is clearly the original Williamsburg Green, a rarely ordered nice dark Green non-metallic as all '60's were. The firewall and trunk appear very original.

I remember that Ed Reynolds used to have a '53 or '54 Starliner Hardtop that was this Red/Green combination originally, I think it may have belonged to his Dad.

It does have a full-flow late '62-'64 Engine installed, it could be a 289! Either way it's better than the original.

Here is the link to the ebay ad!

http://tinyurl.com/aya9t5

StudeRich



I owned a 1953 Commander Starliner for nine years that I "restored" and showed. I knew the car since it was new and bought it off the original owner who was a family friend. The car was Tahoe Green with an Olympic Gray roof and red vinyl interior. Many people asked how I could put such a color combination in/on the car. I tried to explain that that was the way that Studebaker built it. Remember that there were very few interior color choices available in 1953.


Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer