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lotsalarks
01-06-2009, 10:18 PM
Since everyone was posting what Santa brought, I thought I'd add pics of our New Year's baby!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb73/studestream/Hattie2.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb73/studestream/Hattie4.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb73/studestream/Hattie5.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb73/studestream/Hattie6.jpg

"Hattie" is a super-solid 1958 with the least options we've ever seen on a President. Radio delete and no power brakes or steering. But she's got an automatic transmission and front bumper guards. :D One family since new and 74K miles. She has hosted a few "friends" over the years, mostly in the headliner. [xx(](There's no puky face available.)

Happy New Year!
~Lori & Will

"The Common Sense Car"


'61 Lark "Isabella"
'63 Lark "Lucy"
'63 Wagonaire "Carl"
A bunch of other Larks
'50 Starlight, '55 Speedster , '58 Packard Hardtop, '59 Pickup, '64 Avanti "Jerry"

58PackardWagon
01-06-2009, 10:46 PM
Nice color combo too

58 Packard Wgn (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wgn (Park Green)
58 Packard Sdn (Shadowtone Red)
62 Daytona (White)
63 R2 Lark (Super Red)
57 Packard Wagon parts car
57 Packard sedan parts car
58 Packard 2 dr hdtp parts car

BRUCESTUDE
01-06-2009, 11:02 PM
I wish I Santa was that nice to me![V]

Mark57
01-06-2009, 11:06 PM
Looks good for a 51 year old "baby"! ;):D

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009?</h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0297a.jpg

Dads Baby
01-07-2009, 12:07 AM
Congrats on your find!!! How close am I to seeing Hattie?!!! Where did you two find her?

Carey
Packard Hawkhttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/146.gif?t=1221925054
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSCN0149.jpg?t=1195791215 http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/Clublogo2.jpg?t=1208147476http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSC_0046.jpg?t=1215313071

BobPalma
01-07-2009, 06:52 AM
:) Very nice car! As to few options, note no clock also. But they sprung for two-tone paint; how rare it would be (and nowhere 'near as attractive) in a single color. Congrats. Where was it? :DBP

Avantidon
01-07-2009, 07:28 AM
Really nice present from Santa. I like the color combo and the odd set of options on the car. It is interesting that there are no Power Brakes and radio in a President. I guess that in 1958 they were being frugal just as folks today should bee. Seems that 58 was a recession year also as the Korean War was done and thungs were slow in the USA. Great find and please enjoy your "new" wheels.

silverhawk
01-07-2009, 10:24 AM
Nice car. I have never seen a '58 that nice before.[:o]

Dylan
'61 lark deluxe 4dr wagon
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/DSC001581.jpg

Desert Explorer
01-07-2009, 11:47 AM
That is a really nice new years addition!

jclary
01-07-2009, 12:12 PM
Great new "Baby"! Now the feeding begins!
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John Clary
Greer, SC
SDC member since 1975

sals54
01-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Where in the world are you? How long till its a driver? That would be one cool ride on a road trip. Good find. and good luck getting it going.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

Gary1953
01-07-2009, 02:33 PM
Neat car. Must say your having a good year so far.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Picture008.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

53k
01-07-2009, 02:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) Very nice car! As to few options, note no clock also. But they sprung for two-tone paint; how rare it would be (and nowhere 'near as attractive) in a single color. Congrats. Where was it? :DBP

Did Studebaker offer a "clock delete" option? I thought clocks were standard on President Classics.

Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

BobPalma
01-07-2009, 03:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by 53k


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) Very nice car! As to few options, note no clock also. But they sprung for two-tone paint; how rare it would be (and nowhere 'near as attractive) in a single color. Congrats. Where was it? :DBP

Did Studebaker offer a "clock delete" option? I thought clocks were standard on President Classics.

Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia


:) Not according to 1958 President 4-door Sales Sheet PD8024, Paul; I'm looking at an original, here.

Directional signals, 2-speed electric wipers, and 225HP engine are listed as standard, but even a Climatizer is among the "reasonable extra cost" options![:0]

(BTW, and I learned this the hard way when Fred Fox "reminded" me about 15 years ago: All 1958 President sedans were just that; 4-door sedans. The word Classic to describe the long-wheelbase President Sedan was not used in 1958, since all the President sedans were long-wheelbase for the first time since 1955.) :DBP

lotsalarks
01-07-2009, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the compliments! The car came out of Yuma (northeastern), Colorado, and it came to us by word-of-mouth through the grandson of the original owner. The car is a great driver right now even though it's only had 300 miles since it was last serviced in 1980. Amazing that the brakes are still up and solid. We're going to do a complete service and some minor repairs and hope to have it in Cedar Rapids. [8D] Oh, and Lori insists I get the former "tenant's" stuff out of the headliner before we go down the highway. [xx(]

Carey, we'll probably have it running around to a club function or two this springtime. Maybe we can do an assembly of our chapter's '58s at one of the cruises this summer.

Will

"The Common Sense Car"


'61 Lark "Isabella"
'63 Lark "Lucy"
'63 Wagonaire "Carl"
A bunch of other Larks
'50 Starlight, '55 Speedster , '58 Packard Hardtop, '59 Pickup, '64 Avanti "Jerry"

Dick Steinkamp
01-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Great looking car!

You are probably the only one on your block with one ;).

Now you're going to have to change your screen name, Will [:0]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Stude-a-mino%20old%20pics/oldpics6asmall.jpg http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/finished044.jpg

Dads Baby
01-08-2009, 01:17 AM
Will,
The cruise idea sounds great! We will have to talk about that on the 18th! I am going to stick up for Lori on the previous occupants! That crap freaks me out!

Carey
Packard Hawkhttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/146.gif?t=1221925054
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSCN0149.jpg?t=1195791215 http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/Clublogo2.jpg?t=1208147476http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m267/myredyota/misc/DSC_0046.jpg?t=1215313071

StudeDave57
01-11-2009, 09:51 PM
I'm not too sure how I've missed this until now. But as someone who not so long ago made a purchase along these same lines (only in the form of a Packard)

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/60670006.jpg

VERY NICE SCORE, DUDE!!!


StudeDave '57 [8D]
San Diego, Ca. (for now...)
San Diego County SDC
www.studebakersandiego.com

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon)
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

Part owner of the one and only
'55 PROTOTYPE panel van

clonelark
01-12-2009, 08:34 AM
You could call it Super B since the B took off. Nice score and it will be a great cruiser.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2d0zakm.jpg
clonelark