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Bill Pressler
03-24-2009, 07:31 PM
The body tag says "V-J8" (OK, Daytona Hardtop), but the streamer says "10616". Can't figure that one out. BTW, the streamer is hanging on by a thread!

Only 2,414 Daytona Hardtops were built in '64 (700-some of that total in Hamilton, like mine).

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

8E45E
03-24-2009, 07:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

The body tag says "V-J8" (OK, Daytona Hardtop), but the streamer says "10616". Can't figure that one out. BTW, the streamer is hanging on by a thread!

Only 2,414 Daytona Hardtops were built in '64 (700-some of that total in Hamilton, like mine).



As has been stated before, Hamilton numbered their bodies sequentially, regardless of body style. They were not numbered per body style like South Bend's.

Craig

Bill Pressler
03-24-2009, 07:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

The body tag says "V-J8" (OK, Daytona Hardtop), but the streamer says "10616". Can't figure that one out. BTW, the streamer is hanging on by a thread!

Only 2,414 Daytona Hardtops were built in '64 (700-some of that total in Hamilton, like mine).



As has been stated before, Hamilton numbered their bodies sequentially, regardless of body style. They were not numbered per body style like South Bend's.

Craig


Thanks.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

2R5
03-24-2009, 07:53 PM
Bill , my count indicates there were 657 HTs built in Hamilton

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studegary
03-25-2009, 02:19 PM
What you are referring to as a streamer is a part of the body tag ID, not a streamer in the usual use of the word (like 4 SPD, sunroof). For Hamilton production, the sequential number was on a separate tag from the body type ID.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer