View Full Version : 64 or 65??

Dick Clemens
07-15-2010, 09:43 PM

what do you make of these #'s

07-15-2010, 09:51 PM
Serial plate says '64. Needs a little "Lark Shine". Don't quite like the Persian carpet. No reserve and only one day left. If I weren't 3000 miles away I would pounce on it.
Sal could polish it and JP could replace the carpet. Flip City.

07-15-2010, 09:54 PM
65 running gear in a 64 is my vote.


07-15-2010, 10:10 PM
I agree with Gordon. The serial tag is spot welded in place, so is likely original to the body. The engine is deffinately a Chevy unit.

07-15-2010, 10:19 PM
Might even be original paint. The burgundy and reds of the era just couldn't keep a shine and chalked up in short order if left exposed to the sun. This car could have spent many years in an enclosed garage. Looks worth the money for someone wanting a cruise-in sedan. could be a fun ride for not much money.

07-15-2010, 11:44 PM
Someone has had some fun swapping Studebaker parts on this Canadian '64 whatever! This so called "Commander" has the Daytona/Cruiser stainless mouldings around the door windows, the optional (or Cruiser) rear wheelwell stone guards, the Daytona crossed flags on the "C" pillar (the Canadian version) a '65 or '66 Engine and is missing the Commander drip rail mouldings!

I am quite sure this is a Daytona 64V-Y8, the seats and door panels are even correct for a Daytona, the only thing that is wrong is the decklid mouldings, body side mouldings and Commander nameplates.

I know you remember Dick, Lancaster is in the Antelope Valley, in the high desert and is very dry, hence no rust! It just needs the interior freshened up, hot climate interiors don't last long. Should be a good car.

07-16-2010, 06:45 AM
It also appears to have flanged rear axles, which would make the driveline 65 or 66.

07-16-2010, 07:25 AM
It also appears to have flanged rear axles, which would make the driveline 65 or 66.

Maybe it’s the …64/65/66/Daytona/Cruiser/Commander/289/283/tapered axle/flanged axle… PROTOTYPE!!!:confused::D

07-16-2010, 09:23 AM
a very late 1964????

07-16-2010, 01:00 PM
Definitely a '65 Chevy engine. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it can't be passed off as a '64. Yes, those rugs have to go.

Dick Clemens
07-16-2010, 09:34 PM
I contacted a friend in Rosamond, CA to check the body #. If it checks out right we'll put a bid in on it.

Yes Rich I remember well where Lancaster CA is. Thats where Frost and French moved befor selling out to Studebaker West.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

Dick Clemens
07-16-2010, 10:39 PM
Freind checked car firewall #64-Y8 1559.Owner has no history of car. Appears to be an sheriffs impound.
It is a no rust car, but much rougher then it appeared. I will pass on it. Was looking forward to visiting my freind and the adventure driving it to AR.

studedick frm the lower Ozarks

07-17-2010, 09:57 PM
i thought canadian cars used chevy engines in 64???

07-17-2010, 10:15 PM
No they did not. Except for the Daytonas with the crossed flags and no V8, (because a 6 was available) the solid color bone/off-white steering wheel, the "second series" '64's are very hard to tell from South Bend built cars, very much the same.

Nelsen Motorsports
07-18-2010, 09:21 PM
I like the lenoleum flooring for carpeting...