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Scott
12-01-2006, 10:48 AM
Well, here is my newest acquisition. It was for sale as a parts car, but aside from a couple external rust-through spots (driver's door mainly) the car is very solid. The floors and trunk are solid and the rocker panels are even intact. Of course the front valance is crunched, as usual. I'm planning on getting some good 195 75 R15 tires on it changing the oil and make an attempt to start it. Well, actually I'll have to have the machanics try it. It hasn't run in years and years, but the engine isn't stuck. After that it'll be parked for the winter while I get a new title for it and keys (both lost).

It could be a parts car, but don't you guys think this would be better as a basis for restoration?
http://static.flickr.com/88/311212852_342059663c.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/105/311212854_40eef423f7.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/112/311212856_149a303fcd.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/102/311212861_ee0d72a840.jpg?v=0

53k
12-01-2006, 10:51 AM
quote:...It could be a parts car, but don't you guys think this would be better as a basis for restoration?

Absolutely. It will make a nice car and there aren't that many of them out there.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
12-01-2006, 10:51 AM
quote:...It could be a parts car, but don't you guys think this would be better as a basis for restoration?

Absolutely. It will make a nice car and there aren't that many of them out there.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Dick Steinkamp
12-01-2006, 10:58 AM
Air conditioned too [8D]!

You might have a tough time finding those 195/75/15's, but 205/75/15's are common and seem to fit and look just fine on these Larks.



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Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-01-2006, 10:58 AM
Air conditioned too [8D]!

You might have a tough time finding those 195/75/15's, but 205/75/15's are common and seem to fit and look just fine on these Larks.



http://static.flickr.com/100/301465853_2dbe07b7c6_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Scott
12-01-2006, 11:03 AM
Here are pictures of the trunk. The paint is not good under those tires, but the sheet metal is great. Notice the back bumper was put on upside down? That'll be fixed first thing.
The shop I work with put light truck tires on my 1966 Cruiser. They are LT something or other, but are the same as 195s. They have more and I'll put them on this, too. They are 6 ply and came off of mail carriers. At $15 each I can't go wrong!


http://static.flickr.com/112/311228263_d1ae0582b5.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/104/311228265_564ad20276.jpg?v=0

Scott
12-01-2006, 11:03 AM
Here are pictures of the trunk. The paint is not good under those tires, but the sheet metal is great. Notice the back bumper was put on upside down? That'll be fixed first thing.
The shop I work with put light truck tires on my 1966 Cruiser. They are LT something or other, but are the same as 195s. They have more and I'll put them on this, too. They are 6 ply and came off of mail carriers. At $15 each I can't go wrong!


http://static.flickr.com/112/311228263_d1ae0582b5.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/104/311228265_564ad20276.jpg?v=0

arkiejazz
12-01-2006, 11:11 AM
Scott, that's a very worthy looking car. Was it red?

steve blake
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arkiejazz
12-01-2006, 11:11 AM
Scott, that's a very worthy looking car. Was it red?

steve blake
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http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

Roscomacaw
12-01-2006, 11:50 AM
COOL CAR![:p] FACTORY A/C even! Good find - GREAT SAVE!!!;)

"Parts Car", my rump!:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
12-01-2006, 11:50 AM
COOL CAR![:p] FACTORY A/C even! Good find - GREAT SAVE!!!;)

"Parts Car", my rump!:(

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

JBOYLE
12-01-2006, 12:39 PM
Probably a stupid question...
Is the exterior color a faded red (once matched the interior) or has it been repainted?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
12-01-2006, 12:39 PM
Probably a stupid question...
Is the exterior color a faded red (once matched the interior) or has it been repainted?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

N8N
12-01-2006, 12:42 PM
Is that a Sports Sedan? Certainly at a glance it looks too nice to shoot in the head.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
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N8N
12-01-2006, 12:42 PM
Is that a Sports Sedan? Certainly at a glance it looks too nice to shoot in the head.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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65cruiser
12-01-2006, 12:42 PM
That must be a very early 65 model. It appears to have tapered rear axles.

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1965 Cruiser
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65cruiser
12-01-2006, 12:42 PM
That must be a very early 65 model. It appears to have tapered rear axles.

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Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
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N8N
12-01-2006, 12:43 PM
oh yeah, get that vinyl roof off ASAP if you are going to leave it outside. Better to have an ugly coating of POR-15 on it then to find in the spring that the roof has rusted through.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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N8N
12-01-2006, 12:43 PM
oh yeah, get that vinyl roof off ASAP if you are going to leave it outside. Better to have an ugly coating of POR-15 on it then to find in the spring that the roof has rusted through.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Scott
12-01-2006, 01:07 PM
I'm sure the original color is the very bright red offered in 1965. I'm not crazy about it. The axterior color appears to be an orange that has faded. It has been repainted.

I will probably cover it with a tarp over the winter. I can't put anything on the metal now. It's 20 degrees outside now. I was kind of concerned about the roof, but hopefully a plastic tarp tied down will help. I just don't want lots of condensation under it when it warms up a little. Maybe that's not a concern if there's a little air movement under the tarp.

The serial number is C5I0225.

Scott
12-01-2006, 01:07 PM
I'm sure the original color is the very bright red offered in 1965. I'm not crazy about it. The axterior color appears to be an orange that has faded. It has been repainted.

I will probably cover it with a tarp over the winter. I can't put anything on the metal now. It's 20 degrees outside now. I was kind of concerned about the roof, but hopefully a plastic tarp tied down will help. I just don't want lots of condensation under it when it warms up a little. Maybe that's not a concern if there's a little air movement under the tarp.

The serial number is C5I0225.

8E45E
12-01-2006, 01:35 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Scott

I'm sure the original color is the very bright red offered in 1965. I'm not crazy about it. The axterior color appears to be an orange that has faded. It has been repainted.

It is great to hear you're going to save that one. My '65 Cruiser was in similar shape when I got it, masquerading as a 'parts car' until you dug deeper into it. You must have also had the foam rubber under your carpets intead of that awful jute padding used earlier that only seems to pormote rust. I think that's what helped save the floor in it. But I'd leave it Sienna Red, though. It was only used in 1965, and there's not a lot of them out there in that color. It does look good when new.

Craig

8E45E
12-01-2006, 01:35 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Scott

I'm sure the original color is the very bright red offered in 1965. I'm not crazy about it. The axterior color appears to be an orange that has faded. It has been repainted.

It is great to hear you're going to save that one. My '65 Cruiser was in similar shape when I got it, masquerading as a 'parts car' until you dug deeper into it. You must have also had the foam rubber under your carpets intead of that awful jute padding used earlier that only seems to pormote rust. I think that's what helped save the floor in it. But I'd leave it Sienna Red, though. It was only used in 1965, and there's not a lot of them out there in that color. It does look good when new.

Craig

8E45E
12-01-2006, 01:56 PM
[quote]Originally posted by 65cruiser

That must be a very early 65 model. It appears to have tapered rear axles.

Also going by the the accelerator pedal, the windshield washer bottle by the battery, and the I believe white (its definitly not black in the picture) steering wheel, it is an early '65.

Craig.

8E45E
12-01-2006, 01:56 PM
[quote]Originally posted by 65cruiser

That must be a very early 65 model. It appears to have tapered rear axles.

Also going by the the accelerator pedal, the windshield washer bottle by the battery, and the I believe white (its definitly not black in the picture) steering wheel, it is an early '65.

Craig.

bob40
12-01-2006, 02:17 PM
Glad you got it. My attempts to contact the seller when it first hit Craigslist got no response.Looks even better than the ad pics.

bob40
12-01-2006, 02:17 PM
Glad you got it. My attempts to contact the seller when it first hit Craigslist got no response.Looks even better than the ad pics.

Scott
12-01-2006, 02:59 PM
Here's one that was on eBay in August starting at $13,000. No one bid on it, not that I'm surprised.
http://static.flickr.com/102/311393849_b7b94849b0.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/106/311393851_ee3a261073.jpg?v=0

I wonder why this one doesn'thave the Studebaker block letters on the trunk lid. Mine does, and also says Studebaker on the rear panel. Strange! What's correct? It looks like mine has always been on the car, since the red is a perfect match for all the other unexposed areas.

http://static.flickr.com/110/311396294_0a98346e4e.jpg?v=0

Scott
12-01-2006, 02:59 PM
Here's one that was on eBay in August starting at $13,000. No one bid on it, not that I'm surprised.
http://static.flickr.com/102/311393849_b7b94849b0.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/106/311393851_ee3a261073.jpg?v=0

I wonder why this one doesn'thave the Studebaker block letters on the trunk lid. Mine does, and also says Studebaker on the rear panel. Strange! What's correct? It looks like mine has always been on the car, since the red is a perfect match for all the other unexposed areas.

http://static.flickr.com/110/311396294_0a98346e4e.jpg?v=0

Transtar60
12-01-2006, 03:40 PM
Looks like a 64 trunk lid and "Studebaker" letters.

3E38
4E2
4E28
5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28
4E2
59 Lark
etc

Transtar60
12-01-2006, 03:40 PM
Looks like a 64 trunk lid and "Studebaker" letters.

3E38
4E2
4E28
5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28
4E2
59 Lark
etc

mbstude
12-01-2006, 04:59 PM
My grandad has one of those. It's white with a black vinyl top with rust under the top. [V] It runs fine and is on the list to being redone. :D They are pretty rare and I've only seen a handful (Small handful at that!) at any Stude show before.

And yes, that is a '64 trunk lid. But they are bad to rust out.

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-01-2006, 04:59 PM
My grandad has one of those. It's white with a black vinyl top with rust under the top. [V] It runs fine and is on the list to being redone. :D They are pretty rare and I've only seen a handful (Small handful at that!) at any Stude show before.

And yes, that is a '64 trunk lid. But they are bad to rust out.

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

N8N
12-01-2006, 06:34 PM
Not sure if you were aware of this, but that rear bumper (and all the guards) are on upside down. Looks a little odd like that :/

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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N8N
12-01-2006, 06:34 PM
Not sure if you were aware of this, but that rear bumper (and all the guards) are on upside down. Looks a little odd like that :/

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

raprice
12-01-2006, 06:58 PM
Based on your photos, the car looks solid enough to restore. It won't be cheap, but then what is nowadays? Good luck and please keep us informed about your progress.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
12-01-2006, 06:58 PM
Based on your photos, the car looks solid enough to restore. It won't be cheap, but then what is nowadays? Good luck and please keep us informed about your progress.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

showbizkid
12-01-2006, 07:08 PM
Scott, let me add my voice to the others recommending you save it :D Not that it won't need lots of TLC, but it sure looks solid for all that. I bet it'll be a great car!


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
12-01-2006, 07:08 PM
Scott, let me add my voice to the others recommending you save it :D Not that it won't need lots of TLC, but it sure looks solid for all that. I bet it'll be a great car!


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

sbca96
12-01-2006, 07:41 PM
WOW! Great find! I would LOVE to mod-restore one of those. How much
did you pick it up for? That car is screaming for an LT1/T56 combo,
my 13" Cobra brakes, drop it about an inch all around, some 17 inch
wheels. Dang! If I didnt have so MANY projects already I would make
you an offer for it;). DO NOT PART IT OUT! Its too nice.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
12-01-2006, 07:41 PM
WOW! Great find! I would LOVE to mod-restore one of those. How much
did you pick it up for? That car is screaming for an LT1/T56 combo,
my 13" Cobra brakes, drop it about an inch all around, some 17 inch
wheels. Dang! If I didnt have so MANY projects already I would make
you an offer for it;). DO NOT PART IT OUT! Its too nice.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

Scott
12-01-2006, 09:33 PM
Thanks Tom, you make me laugh sometimes. You know I would NEVER put a modern engine in it (well, maybe if the original is shot)!:)

I don't have definite plans for it yet. I'm keeping them open. Right now I just want to stabilize the tires, get keys re-made, get a new title and try to start it after an oil change. I wish I had a covered place to park it, but I can't do it this winter.

I'm reluctant to share how much it was bought for. We'll say it was significantly more than scrap value, but a very reasonable sum. At first I didn't want it, but after seeing how complete and solid it was underneath, my father and I decided it deserved to be saved.

Scott
12-01-2006, 09:33 PM
Thanks Tom, you make me laugh sometimes. You know I would NEVER put a modern engine in it (well, maybe if the original is shot)!:)

I don't have definite plans for it yet. I'm keeping them open. Right now I just want to stabilize the tires, get keys re-made, get a new title and try to start it after an oil change. I wish I had a covered place to park it, but I can't do it this winter.

I'm reluctant to share how much it was bought for. We'll say it was significantly more than scrap value, but a very reasonable sum. At first I didn't want it, but after seeing how complete and solid it was underneath, my father and I decided it deserved to be saved.

Scott
12-02-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I thought I'd post a couple more pictures of the Daytona taken today. We towed her over to the shop for the tires, inspection and maybe start-up. I brushed out some of the dirt inside, but I don't know if you can tell. I think the steering wheel is black, but originally painted white. It's useable, but not pretty.
http://static.flickr.com/117/312198317_fc9d1abad8.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/114/312198315_b011fefb28.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/101/312198313_5da55271e6.jpg?v=0

Scott
12-02-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I thought I'd post a couple more pictures of the Daytona taken today. We towed her over to the shop for the tires, inspection and maybe start-up. I brushed out some of the dirt inside, but I don't know if you can tell. I think the steering wheel is black, but originally painted white. It's useable, but not pretty.
http://static.flickr.com/117/312198317_fc9d1abad8.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/114/312198315_b011fefb28.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/101/312198313_5da55271e6.jpg?v=0

loc8tor
12-02-2006, 08:21 PM
COOL!! how much and where is it located!

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

loc8tor
12-02-2006, 08:21 PM
COOL!! how much and where is it located!

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

JDP
12-02-2006, 08:59 PM
loc8tor says:

"I feel left out, where's my "R" model Daytona????"


I just bought a R2 GT Hawk and have a line on a 1964 R2, 4 speed, full package Daytona convert. if you are interested. It's pretty much a California show car and we have not reached a deal yet. I'm at 27K, he's wants in the low 30's.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 GT hawk
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
12-02-2006, 08:59 PM
loc8tor says:

"I feel left out, where's my "R" model Daytona????"


I just bought a R2 GT Hawk and have a line on a 1964 R2, 4 speed, full package Daytona convert. if you are interested. It's pretty much a California show car and we have not reached a deal yet. I'm at 27K, he's wants in the low 30's.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 GT hawk
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

Scott
12-03-2006, 11:09 AM
The car is in Minnesota. Until I know for sure what I can do about the lost title (the previous possessor of the car says it came to him from a friend who died and whose name he never seems to be able to tell me), and until I know better what the condition of the car is mechanically I can't say if it will be for sale for sure or not, or if it is, what a fair price would be.

Scott
12-03-2006, 11:09 AM
The car is in Minnesota. Until I know for sure what I can do about the lost title (the previous possessor of the car says it came to him from a friend who died and whose name he never seems to be able to tell me), and until I know better what the condition of the car is mechanically I can't say if it will be for sale for sure or not, or if it is, what a fair price would be.