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Mr.Biggs
10-02-2005, 03:14 PM
This gorgeous gray '59 Lark hardtop was parked near the stands at the Michigan drags two weeks ago. I just love this color on the Larks:D
Anybody know who's the lucky owner?

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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

52hawk
10-02-2005, 03:49 PM
And a 2dr HT. That's my car........I WISH !!!

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2R5
10-02-2005, 05:27 PM
Biggs , that was a nifty ' 59 ya don't see too many that color, heck you don't see that many any color ! Me and my buddy were looking her over pretty good and since I have a 60 2dr sedan I had something to compare it to. I do like it but I'm not too sure about those fender skirts myself....seems to make the slab side look too big....but thats just my opinion....it was a great car and it was nice to talk to the owner too.....can't remember his name but he sure was proud :D

Roscomacaw
10-02-2005, 06:39 PM
I've got skirts on our 60 ragtop and I think it enhances it's looks. To my eye it makes the car look longer and lower.[B)] To each their own of course;)

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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

studegib
10-02-2005, 11:27 PM
Me, too! I sold a pair at the Austin meet and sure wish I had them back for my 59 hardtop. It got to sit next to a 60 ragtop
at the meet in Raton last weekend, both of them black, and they sure attracted a lot of attention. We only had about 25 cars there , but the quality was superb. Chuck Donkle left his taxi at home and brought a great 62 Champ. (Red,Of course) I digress, but I sure think skirts do wonders for any 59-61 Lark.

Gib

65cruiser
10-03-2005, 09:50 AM
I like the skirts. In fact, I like em when they've got a continental kit. Very 50ish.

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raprice
10-03-2005, 08:26 PM
I had skirts on my '59 Lark Hardtop, but I took them off because I thought the car would look better. Now, I'm considering putting them back on. They really do make the car look sleeker.
Rog

studeclunker
10-04-2005, 02:11 AM
GOOOOORGEOUS![:p]:D

I like it so much I'll take two. Seriously, those skirts are the cat's wiskers![8D]:D I wonder, can one get them for a '62? Not that money and I are on speaking terms right now....[:I]

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Ron Smith

Lark VIII
10-04-2005, 02:05 PM
I have a 1960 Lark VIII. I am looking for a right front fender for this car. Any help would be greatly appreciated

grant sanders

studelark
10-04-2005, 08:50 PM
Hello Friends, I too have a set of skirts on my '60 Lark Regal VI 4 dr. It does something for the car and many folks comment on them. Wish I knew how to post pix on this site. Peace,

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Studedude
10-04-2005, 10:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by 65cruiser

I like the skirts. In fact, I like em when they've got a continental kit. Very 50ish.

I have to agree. I've witnessed a lot of bellyaching over the years about both skirts and kits. I also have to agree that I have seen some cars that look (to my eye,) “Cleaner,” without one/the other/both.

However, these items were popular to a certain degree when these cars were built, and that makes ‘em “right” to me.

I’ve seen pictures of Bigg’s convert with the skirts, and I like it!

I used to own a ’53 coupe with a kit, and had to endure all kinds of pissin’ and moanin’ from folks that didn’t like it. On one hand, I agree that I like the lines of the car without the kit, but I also like the kit, because it’s “period correct/relative,” if not, “factory correct.”

From the side, I think that extra foot of quarter panel length makes the car look lower, and “meaner.” It eliminates the need to chop the top of the car, in order to make the roof look like the designer intended to have it look before the bean counters added a few inches to the roof to allow for fedoras, which were also period correct. (IMHO) ;)

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