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studeclunker
03-28-2009, 08:25 PM
I found this interesting little pinky pretending to be a yard decoration.;)

Actually, she's for sale. They want eight hundred fifty for her, or best. The car's a six three-speed. She doesn't presently run and is reputedly free spinning in the engine. The interior is completely toast. The floors are rusty. The trunk isn't bad, not great either. Here's some shots:

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There's a few more here if you're interested:
http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/59%20pinky/
Edit:
By the by, did I mention that all proceeds from this car sale go to a worthy local charity[?] Well, if I didn't, I have now!;) Also, they've dropped the price, read on...


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K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

mahseer
03-28-2009, 10:16 PM
How far from San Diego is it?

Steve T
03-28-2009, 11:31 PM
Awwwww, somebody rescue it! After the one I looked at this afternoon, this one is far from being too far gone...[:p]

S.

studeclunker
03-29-2009, 12:37 AM
How far from San Diego? Well, look at it this way; I'm at the top (North) of the state, and you're at the bottom (South) end of the state. I think about seven hundred fifty to eight hundred miles from San Diego.

I wouldn't say the car is, 'too far gone,' by any stretch of the imagination. She's in need of some serious work, admittedly, certainly do-able though.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

candbstudebakers
03-29-2009, 01:01 AM
That can not be it has California plates so that means it is rust free, Ha Ha ...Bob Peterson

barnlark
03-29-2009, 01:06 AM
The plates are rust free!

studeclunker
03-29-2009, 10:05 AM
Now, here's a question for ya; Is she a Delux or a Regal? I think it's a delux, with her dogdishes and rubber floor mats. What say you[?]

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

barnlark
03-29-2009, 11:32 AM
Body tag would have told us that. Deluxe trimmed front clip. The one tail light is Deluxe. Door panels look Deluxe. What is odd is that dash looks like a Regal with the padded dash and knee pad trim. Maybe an upgrade was paid for when it was ordered?
Solid little car, Ron. Doesn't it have a matching 2 door wagon nearby? :D

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Roscomacaw
03-29-2009, 11:49 AM
I'd argue that technically, it's "rust free". That is, you buy the car - you get the rust for free.[:0]

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

barnlark
03-29-2009, 11:51 AM
:D:D:D

studeclunker
03-29-2009, 06:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Solid little car, Ron. Doesn't it have a matching 2 door wagon nearby? :D

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN1253_2.jpg


Not that I could see. Unless, my glasses are worse than I thought...[:I];)

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

jimmijim8
03-29-2009, 06:49 PM
Bread and butter model with regal like dash. jimmijim

Steve T
03-29-2009, 08:11 PM
If the optioning was similar to '62 when my Lark was sold new, this is probably a Deluxe with what on my car's PO is called a "Regal kit" fitted. (Curiously, my Lark also has the Cruiser-style padded shroud around the radio.) The "Regal kit" seems mainly to have comprised the stainless around the windshield and backlight on mine; it has full wheelcovers too but they were a separate option.

S.

barnlark
03-29-2009, 08:44 PM
After looking in the parts book, I had been unaware that the two door posts were all Deluxes. These four doors came in both Regal and Deluxe. But most interesting was that there were apparently four types of dashes offered & 3 different covers of all colors. The Regal had the really nice, top of the line padded dash with the stitching in 1960 only. That dash in that 59 was a special order item in the parts book for that body.

Steve T
03-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Ah yes, that's right...there would have been no need to put a "Regal kit" on a 4dr, since one could order that body as a Regal, but my 2dr sedan was indeed a Deluxe by default and had to be optioned-up.

S.

StudeRich
03-30-2009, 06:57 PM
quote:After looking in the parts book, I had been unaware that the two door posts were all Deluxes.

That would be correct Dave, just as '59 2 Dr's. could not be ordered with a V-8, '59 through '64 2 Dr, Sedans (F body) did not come in top of the line trim, with the exception of the '63 Lark Custom 2 Dr. that came very close to the top of the line that year and actually HAD carpet!

Notice that although this '59 does have the optional (not really special order) dash padding, it STILL is not a Regal Dash! There are no fancy chrome '57-'58 Packard dash knobs! [:0] Those only came on '59-'60 Regals.
Also the Dealer did not order the Deluxe Steering Wheel like many did with the Padded Dash.
While a bare bones car like this with no options but the window trim, dash and the heater, COULD have been customer ordered, it would be HIGHLY unlikely that it was.

That '62 Lark Radio and install panel cut up to fit, tells me this car was owned by a True CASO! :)

And that homemade parking Brake handle reminds me of one '59 I once owned that after breaking the weak original handle (for which there was a service letter replacement) the FO had used a piece of 1/2" galvanized water pipe (I think it was a "T") and carefully glued and wrapped it with that brown packaging cord (string)! :D

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2009, 07:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich


And that parking Brake handle reminds me of one '59 I once owned that after breaking the weak original handle (for which there was a service letter replacement) the FO had used a piece of 1/2" galvanized water pipe and carefully glued and wrapped it with that brown packaging cord (string)! :D



THAT would be a tough CASO move to top! [:0]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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8E45E
03-30-2009, 07:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

That would be correct Dave, just as '59 2 Dr's. could not be ordered with a V-8...



Studebaker offered a V8 in the Deluxe line starting in mid-1959. There were 550 59V-F4's made according to Fred K. Fox.

Craig

StudeRich
03-30-2009, 07:17 PM
Ever actually SEE one Craig? I never did. Maybe they all went to lower Mongolia! :D

studeclunker
03-30-2009, 07:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Solid little car, Ron. Doesn't it have a matching 2 door wagon nearby? :D


Come to think of it, as we were getting out of the truck, after taking these shots, a '59 two-door wagon passed by us. It had been stripped and polished like an Airstream. LOL, the car looked like the entire thing had been chromed!:D Not my cup of tea... still, it sounded really nice as the wagon rumbled by.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

8E45E
03-30-2009, 07:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Ever actually SEE one Craig? I never did. Maybe they all went to lower Mongolia! :D


There is a restored 1960 2 door sedan with a V8 in BC. And I did own a 1959 Deluxe 4 door with a V8, many years ago. (59V-W4) That car I had stored at my aunt's place when her and my mom got in a fight and she retaliated and had it towed on me.[B)]

Craig

barnlark
03-30-2009, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by StudeRich
"Notice that although this '59 does have the optional (not really special order) dash padding, it STILL is not a Regal Dash! There are no fancy chrome '57-'58 Packard dash knobs! [:0] Those only came on '59-'60 Regals."

Still learning the early F body stuff! That dash is covered by something, so it's hard to tell what it is with that vinyl chrome beading, but it was interesting to find so many dash and cover options, not just Deluxe and Regal. Was the '59 Regal pad just the thickest with matching all vinyl? Stitching came in '60. What are those other optional pads made of, besides the all painted steel stocker dash ? I noticed the black knobs and lack of horn ring, too. The parts book calls those dash pads special order at the bottom of the page, IIRC.

studeclunker
04-01-2009, 11:37 PM
Well, I spoke to them today. They won't go below six hundred and I won't go over five, if it doesn't run. So, if anyone is interested in Pinky, the number is: 530-243-3373

Their plan is to put new tires on it and get it running then ask eight fifty. With new tires and a running motor, it just might not be a bad deal...;)

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

jimmijim8
04-02-2009, 08:30 AM
I had a padded dash topper from a T-cab year ? It had heat formed simulated pleats and stitching. Gave it to Dave Parsons from Pa. jimmijim

studeclunker
04-02-2009, 11:25 AM
John, the commitee won't take less than six hundred for it. I won't pay that much for a Lark with toasted interior, crumbly tyres and non-running motor. Besides, all I have is five hundred.

Ah, well. I really wanted the '56 down by Ross' place anyway.[8D];) Hopefully, things can get straightened out by this summer...[V]

Edit:

Well... here's egg on my face! Looks like I'll have to come up with five hundred bucks by Monday! Heh, heh... OOPS (LOL)!:D:D;)

Leonard (no, not that one;)) called me this morning and offered me the car at my price. OOPS! I'd already spent the money! Looks like I'll have to borrow it... somewhere...[:I][8] Now I really hope that Ross' neighbor's kids take their own sweet time on that stash by his house. My plan on this will be to get it running and gone again. Then again... it would be really economical to drive if I could find an OverDrive tranny for it... Nah, I like the '56s[:X] too much.:)

Edit the edit:

Well, looks like I won't be able to get this car after all. Seems the IRS and Franchise Tax Boards want too much of me, again... So, is anyone here interested in this little gem for five bills?

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

candbstudebakers
04-17-2009, 11:36 PM
John, Nice to see you still with us, Do have a car in the ones from Australia national meet? I see my friend Ian Mackellar's 58 Golden Hawk there and sure a lot of other nice ones, there is more nice ones over there than one might think...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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