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Swifster
12-10-2006, 11:59 PM
In the 'Phantom' thread, a lot of attention was given to El Camino type conversions of the Lark. If Studebaker would have made such a truck, what should have been named? I've seen the name Larkamino tagged to that nice '59/'60 Lark conversion, but it's doubtful the boys in South Bend would have named it as such. So lets name it...

Let's set a couple rules...

1) El Camino and Ranchero have already been used so these are out

2) Try not to use something that has already been used, like Dakota or Silverado

3) It should be manly and truck like.

4) If you can relate it to a former Studebaker or Packard prototype, bonus points to you.

5) Prototype names that have gone unused by other car companies are fair game.

6) Have fun.

At the end we can have a little vote to name the manly beast once and for all :).

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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lstude
12-11-2006, 06:46 AM
There was an artist's rendition of an El Camino type Studebaker pickup done by the Studebaker designers that was in a Motor trend magazine around 1957-58. It had Lark like tailights. I think it might have even had a name. I will try to find the magazine, it is packed away in my house somewhere!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
12-11-2006, 06:46 AM
There was an artist's rendition of an El Camino type Studebaker pickup done by the Studebaker designers that was in a Motor trend magazine around 1957-58. It had Lark like tailights. I think it might have even had a name. I will try to find the magazine, it is packed away in my house somewhere!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

52hawk
12-11-2006, 07:16 AM
How'bout: SHARK.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
12-11-2006, 07:16 AM
How'bout: SHARK.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

stude53
12-11-2006, 08:18 AM
I suggest "Lark Coupe-Express".

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
12-11-2006, 08:18 AM
I suggest "Lark Coupe-Express".

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

DEEPNHOCK
12-11-2006, 08:38 AM
I doubt if Studebakers' management in the waning years would have considered using the word 'Coupe Express' in anything....
I can just hear the management meeting when that was brought up.....
"Ok, here's an idea... Let's call it the 'Coupe Express'!"
"Gufffaww! Hmmmph! Chortle! "Sigh....."
"We tried that once twenty five years ago, and all we sold was 5000 stinking units!"
"Well, that's more than we're selling now"
"Shut up and go get us more coffee"

Yeah, I can see it;)
Jeff[8D]

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Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
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DEEPNHOCK
12-11-2006, 08:38 AM
I doubt if Studebakers' management in the waning years would have considered using the word 'Coupe Express' in anything....
I can just hear the management meeting when that was brought up.....
"Ok, here's an idea... Let's call it the 'Coupe Express'!"
"Gufffaww! Hmmmph! Chortle! "Sigh....."
"We tried that once twenty five years ago, and all we sold was 5000 stinking units!"
"Well, that's more than we're selling now"
"Shut up and go get us more coffee"

Yeah, I can see it;)
Jeff[8D]

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

raprice
12-11-2006, 02:40 PM
That's EXACTLY how that meeting went (chuckle).
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
12-11-2006, 02:40 PM
That's EXACTLY how that meeting went (chuckle).
Rog:D

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Roscomacaw
12-11-2006, 03:29 PM
Buckaroo? Chariot? Totem? Caboose? T-caboose? Papoose? Go-getter? Handyman? Cape Cod? Express? Delivery? [:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
12-11-2006, 03:29 PM
Buckaroo? Chariot? Totem? Caboose? T-caboose? Papoose? Go-getter? Handyman? Cape Cod? Express? Delivery? [:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Swifster
12-11-2006, 06:47 PM
It makes you wonder how they come up with some of the names doesn't it?

On a bird theme, Kestrel, Harrier (both birds of prey) and Sparrow. As far as western towns, there's Scottsdale, Cheyenne and Omaha. The Scottsdale and Cheyenne never got above 'package' level with GM.

Spanish versions of truck (Camion), pick up truck (Camioneta) and horse (Caballo).

Considering the history, I could see calling this an Express, as in a Lark Express. What else does everyone have? This is your chance to be in the Studebaker marketing department ;).

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/StudeRear198x131.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/StudePlate-Single197x100.jpg

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Swifster
12-11-2006, 06:47 PM
It makes you wonder how they come up with some of the names doesn't it?

On a bird theme, Kestrel, Harrier (both birds of prey) and Sparrow. As far as western towns, there's Scottsdale, Cheyenne and Omaha. The Scottsdale and Cheyenne never got above 'package' level with GM.

Spanish versions of truck (Camion), pick up truck (Camioneta) and horse (Caballo).

Considering the history, I could see calling this an Express, as in a Lark Express. What else does everyone have? This is your chance to be in the Studebaker marketing department ;).

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/StudeRear198x131.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/StudePlate-Single197x100.jpg

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

rockne10
12-11-2006, 07:37 PM
How about Mistral, as in a violent, dry wind?

rockne10
12-11-2006, 07:37 PM
How about Mistral, as in a violent, dry wind?

Roscomacaw
12-11-2006, 07:38 PM
I like my Buckaroo name. It's kinda jaunty and of course, western-themed.

How about Ranch Hand? Buckboard? Pinto? (remember, this would've been BEFORE the Pinto or many other cutesy names that came to be as the 60s played out.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
12-11-2006, 07:38 PM
I like my Buckaroo name. It's kinda jaunty and of course, western-themed.

How about Ranch Hand? Buckboard? Pinto? (remember, this would've been BEFORE the Pinto or many other cutesy names that came to be as the 60s played out.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Dick Steinkamp
12-11-2006, 07:44 PM
My top pick would be "Borego"



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Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-11-2006, 07:44 PM
My top pick would be "Borego"



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Bellingham, WA

Guido
12-11-2006, 08:02 PM
How about "Palamino"? I realize it was used on campers and lawn mowers (ever see a Roof Palamino -looks like a small Jeep with a mower underneath) but it has the high "horse"power "kick" to it. Add an early Bronco emblem and you are good to go!

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
12-11-2006, 08:02 PM
How about "Palamino"? I realize it was used on campers and lawn mowers (ever see a Roof Palamino -looks like a small Jeep with a mower underneath) but it has the high "horse"power "kick" to it. Add an early Bronco emblem and you are good to go!

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

bob40
12-11-2006, 08:06 PM
Ute.

bob40
12-11-2006, 08:06 PM
Ute.

Guido
12-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Talk about timing! I just took a look at the photos that Leonard took at Hugh Hawthorne's party yesterday and in image 12-30 is a picture of a red Roof Palamino!

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
12-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Talk about timing! I just took a look at the photos that Leonard took at Hugh Hawthorne's party yesterday and in image 12-30 is a picture of a red Roof Palamino!

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

8E45E
12-11-2006, 11:12 PM
[quote]Originally posted by rockne10

How about Mistral, as in a violent, dry wind?


Maserati already used that one, as well as many other names for various winds.

Craig.

8E45E
12-11-2006, 11:12 PM
[quote]Originally posted by rockne10

How about Mistral, as in a violent, dry wind?


Maserati already used that one, as well as many other names for various winds.

Craig.

Transtar60
12-12-2006, 12:14 AM
In the book "The Studebaker Century" by Langworth and Asa E Hall,
theres a diagram of the still born common body tub for the Studebaker Packards of 1957 which includes the Express Coupe and even a seperate drawing of the Express Coupe with a bedcover/lid and intergrated tent.
Page 154 for those of you with books<G>[8D]

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

Transtar60
12-12-2006, 12:14 AM
In the book "The Studebaker Century" by Langworth and Asa E Hall,
theres a diagram of the still born common body tub for the Studebaker Packards of 1957 which includes the Express Coupe and even a seperate drawing of the Express Coupe with a bedcover/lid and intergrated tent.
Page 154 for those of you with books<G>[8D]

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