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ChampTrucking
04-01-2009, 07:33 AM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll278/ChampTrucking/PhillCullis63005.jpg

BobGlasscock
04-01-2009, 08:21 AM
Gee whillikers! Tell me all about this car in words, and I wouldn't give it a second thought. But seeing it...... that is one beautiful Lark!!

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

4961Studebaker
04-01-2009, 08:22 AM
no way.......in an odd way, that's kinda cool. Even if it happens to be an April Fools, :)

Takes 4dr sedan delivery and COVERED UTE to a whole new level [:p]

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

jclary
04-01-2009, 08:54 AM
That tag looks too long and narrow for a U.S. Tag.
If you open both rear doors, will it expose a casket? Could it be built for your "Last Ride?"

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
SDC member since 1975

ChampTrucking
04-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Found that on the HAMB under the "any cool Studebakers" posting.That is an ambulance from Austrailia IIRC. You guys should investigate the HAMB.It is interesting.

tutone63
04-01-2009, 10:57 AM
Uhh...I like the other red stude wagon mentioned in the other thread better...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/n1005314212_30160111_518999.jpg
1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. I can't wait till the salt is off the roads!!

63t-cab
04-01-2009, 03:24 PM
How come Bob,"Bams50 is'nt all over this?

Joseph R. Zeiger

jclary
04-01-2009, 03:36 PM
I'm not buying the ambulance claim. No emergency lights ... I think this thing is equipped for a slow reverent drive from the Chapel to the Cemetery. Who could ask for a better final ride?

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
SDC member since 1975

starliner62
04-01-2009, 04:20 PM
Am I wrong or does this thing have 64/65 front fenders and 63 tail lights?

Jamie McLeod
Hope Mills, NC

R2Andrea
04-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Looks like it started life as a '64 Y body. The '63 tail lights were probably easier to adapt to the new bodywork than the originals were.

R2Andy

63t-cab
04-01-2009, 07:24 PM
Jamie, it looks like it started out as a 64,65 and used 63 tail lenses so it would clear the rear door area and blend in easier.

Joseph R. Zeiger

bams50
04-01-2009, 08:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by 63t-cab

How come Bob,"Bams50 is'nt all over this?



Just got in to see it Joe! You BET I'm all over it[:p]

What a cool piece that would be to have! Anyone know where it is, and what it's purpose really was?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

StudeDave57
04-01-2009, 09:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
Anyone know where it is, and what it's purpose really was?
Yup. [^] Read the posts in this thread, I did... [:0] ;) [:o)]


StudeDave '57 [8D]

8E45E
04-01-2009, 09:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

Gee whillikers! Tell me all about this car in words, and I wouldn't give it a second thought. But seeing it...... that is one beautiful Lark!!



Read more here:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3406151646_25549305c3_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3406152748_969b89e137_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3406154294_38dabf6d8b_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3406155248_174b7fea39_b.jpg

Craig

BobGlasscock
04-01-2009, 09:47 PM
Oh, Mr. Bams50, ppllleeeeeze buy one for me, too!

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

bams50
04-01-2009, 09:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

Oh, Mr. Bams50, ppllleeeeeze buy one for me, too!



Now don't get carried away, Bob, I said it'd be cool to own, but not that I'd actually buy one... or two for that matter;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

BobGlasscock
04-01-2009, 09:57 PM
Durn!!! And I was about ready to go buy a gurney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

jclary
04-01-2009, 10:19 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures and article. Now I get the ambulance deal. And to think, I spent some time in Australia when some of these could have been in service. I am very thankful I did not need one at the time.

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
SDC member since 1975

Stude Mick
04-02-2009, 05:31 AM
http://studebakercarclub.net/qld143.jpg

Here is another photo of it, it was taken at the last Studebaker National in Queensland Australia. I dont know who owns it, but I believe it was origanly an ambulance.
Pretty cool I think

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

Stude Mick
04-02-2009, 05:35 AM
http://studebakercarclub.net/adnat100.jpg

And another photo at the 2005 National in Adelaide Austalia

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

studecruiser
04-02-2009, 09:50 AM
Sweeeeeet!!![:p]

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/studecruiser/StudebakerShine001_001.jpghttp://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/studecruiser/Fall%20Hawk/FallHawk001.jpg

R2Andrea
04-02-2009, 10:50 AM
Thanks for the article Craig.

R2Andy

stude dude
02-03-2011, 06:46 AM
The blue ambulance is a 1964 model, currently owned by local club members. It was converted into an ambulance when new by Athol Hedges P/L, a Queensland company that built caravan and ambulance bodies. Most ambulances started out as complete sedans that had the body cut away. My father remembers seeing a lot of rear body panel that were later returned to the dealership for spares.

Only two of this particular type are known to have been built. The body is all steel and uses stock rear fenders, '63 Lark rear lamps and half a rear seat (collapsible). In service, they were found to be too narrow for practical use so later models were enlarged like the yellow one seen in the article.

The larger models were also built by Athol Hedges throughout 1964-65, some with extended wheelbases. They were produced in greater numbers and usually delivered to the builder as a "cab chassis" setup to save wasting the rear body parts. The bodies were constructed of aluminum and fiberglass. Most were 259's or 283's with manual and a model 27 diff! This particular ambulance remained in service in suburban Brisbane until 1983! It is still owned by the local government.

The white ambulance was built in Victoria by Superior. Like the blue ambulance, these started out as Cruiser sedans. These are unique because they used fiberglass rear fenders that were molded to look like the original panels. They also had half a rear seat. Being a '65 model, this car was originally a 283 with manual. I know of only one other of this type.

All are very interesting vehicles and have become highly collectible. Unfortunatley the survival rate is not high.

Chris.