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gs-xnr
08-31-2005, 12:58 AM
Hi Everyone,
I'm new to this site but have been a Studebaker fan for years. In fact I owned a 57 Golden Hawk about 20 years ago. I'm looking at purchasing a 63 Daytona 2 dr. ht. and I'm looking for production numbers. Is there a source for this information? This particular car is a V-8 4 speed. Would this be quite rare?
Thanks for your help.
Harvey

Roscomacaw
08-31-2005, 12:59 PM
There were a goodly number of V8 4-spd cars built,;)
What body style is it? There were hardtops, ragtops, 4-drs and wagons with the Daytona name that year.

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

studegary
08-31-2005, 04:47 PM
If the V8 is an R1 or R2, along with the four speed, then it would be fairly rare. Be sure that the car is as built before shelling out big money for it.

I deleted the majority of my initial response. Now that you have changed the model year and indicated the body style, what I initialy posted does not apply.

There were 3763 1963 hardtops built. I owned a 1963 Daytona hardtop with a factory Skytop (large sliding vinyl sunroof). That was probably rarer than a V8 four speed, but I didn't consider it to be a rare car.

Are you related to Exner, the Studebaker designer?

gs-xnr
08-31-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks! I'm still researching the car trying to get engine and trans numbers. It is a 2 dr. ht car but stupid me, I made a typo and the car is actually a 1963!
Thanks
Harvey

Roscomacaw
09-01-2005, 11:15 AM
AHA! When I re-read your initial post just now, I thought maybe I was losin' my noggin', given the response I posted yesterday.[:0] The "typo" made me give bad info.
There would have been no 4-dr Daytonas in '63. And a 63 Daytona Hdtp, V8 4-spd is not that rare a car as these things go.;)
Nice car, for sure - but there's lot's rarer editions of Studes in the postwar realm.[^]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

PalmerGA
09-01-2005, 11:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

There were 703 convertibles...And I have one of them!!!:D

'63 Daytona Convertible

Roscomacaw
09-01-2005, 01:07 PM
I've got a mildly customized 63 hardtop that needs a home. No drivetrain but new paint and interior. It's a some assembly required kinda thing. It WAS a 4-spd and could be again. I've got a buildable V8/auto driveline that could go with it.;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Dick Steinkamp
09-01-2005, 03:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I've got a mildly customized 63 hardtop that needs a home. No drivetrain but new paint and interior.


I've seen Biggs' '63 hardtop. Very Nice! If I wasn't over my "limit" on Studebakers, I'd jump on it. Body, paint, and interior are the tough (and expensive) parts. The mechanical stuff is easy (and relatively inexpensive). Most projects are the other way around.

-Dick-

gs-xnr
09-01-2005, 04:56 PM
Please send a couple of pics along with price to exner@shaw.ca
Also your location.
Thanks
Harvey


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I've got a mildly customized 63 hardtop that needs a home. No drivetrain but new paint and interior. It's a some assembly required kinda thing. It WAS a 4-spd and could be again. I've got a buildable V8/auto driveline that could go with it.;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

gs-xnr
09-03-2005, 08:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary



Are you related to Exner, the Studebaker designer?


Not to my knowledge. There was another famous "Exner" who was rumored to be JFK's lover??? Not related to her either. My relatives were just poor dirt farmers from the prairies!

Is an R1 a 289 4bbl?
Thanks
Harvey

Roscomacaw
09-03-2005, 11:06 PM
Harvey,
An R1 is more than just a 4bbl on a 289. It's a 289 but it has a higher compression ratio and a different cam as well as a 4bbl.:D

Virgil Exner was the auto designer. He went on to design for Chrylser. He was responsible for all the huge-finned Mopars of the 50s and some of their uglies of the early 60s.[xx(]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS