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Steve T
01-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Roly Lusted's superb 62 Daytona visits the plant last September. (May not have time to go online tomorrow...)

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/SDC%20Hamilton%20Plant%20Muster%20and%20Sept%20BBQ%2018%20Sep%202011/100_5035.jpg

S.

52-fan
01-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Looks like a really nice car. I wish the shadow was on the other side.

Steve T
01-09-2012, 07:13 PM
Here ya go...same car just after completion, at Mapleview Lions cruise, September 2008. I don't know how Roly keeps his vehicles so pristine; he used to have a red Champ that had wheel wells you could see yourself in...still the cleanest truck, new or old, I've ever seen.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/Some%20Other%20Studebakers/K4BE48CEABA8_1001093.jpg

S.

Bob Andrews
01-09-2012, 07:43 PM
No doubt about it, I definitely prefer the '62 over any other year (at least in a 2-door). What a beautiful car:cool:

kmac530
01-09-2012, 08:48 PM
I always find it funny the difference we all have in taste. Do not misunderstand, that '62 is beautiful. I can see why a person would love a '62, but personally my favorite Lark is a '61. I love the older quarter panels and tail lights on the '61 and the quad headlights. I love the look of all of the Larks from start to finish, and would be proud to own any of them, any year, any model. Larks, Cruisers, or Daytonas, I love them and I will own one someday hopefully soon. I would buy any year if I found a good starter car for the right price, but if I had my druthers and there were one of each year in equal conditions for the same price, 1961 for me. But I love that others prefer each year for different reasons, part of what keeps the wheels turning.

Bob Andrews
01-09-2012, 08:57 PM
Kelly, the most popular Lark types seem to be the '64-'66. I prefer the less-modern roofline of the '62, and the outdated wraparound windshield. Also prefer the '62-'63 nose, but most of all the MUCH simpler pre-'63 dash.

Most of that seems to be just opposite of popular opinion:)

Corvanti
01-09-2012, 09:08 PM
I always find it funny the difference we all have in taste. Do not misunderstand, that '62 is beautiful. I can see why a person would love a '62, but personally my favorite Lark is a '61. I love the older quarter panels and tail lights on the '61 and the quad headlights. I love the look of all of the Larks from start to finish, and would be proud to own any of them, any year, any model. Larks, Cruisers, or Daytonas, I love them and I will own one someday hopefully soon. I would buy any year if I found a good starter car for the right price, but if I had my druthers and there were one of each year in equal conditions for the same price, 1961 for me. But I love that others prefer each year for different reasons, part of what keeps the wheels turning.

i'll go one step farther - i'd love to have a "two-eyed" two door lark. :) the bonus would be a 2-door wagon!!!
it's on my list of the "top 5" i'm going to be looking for, sometime soon, i hope!

oh, and V8 and automatic... (the auto due to my titanium parts in me), the V8 just because i want some power after driving the '40!!!

kmac530
01-09-2012, 09:24 PM
I have a manual trans and I have PLENTY of Ti parts in me...but I do have my own knees.
Do you have a knee replacement or 2 Corvanti?

Corvanti
01-09-2012, 09:57 PM
I have a manual trans and I have PLENTY of Ti parts in me...but I do have my own knees.
Do you have a knee replacement or 2 Corvanti?

left knee replacement last january. 4 level lumbar fusions with inoperable thoracic herniated discs, degenerative disc disease. on my 2nd right hip replacement from when i laid down my yamaha 250 enduro enroute to a motocross event in 1970, on us66 in fontana when a ol'lady in a caddy pulled out in front of me at an intersection...

i could go on, but yes, i have had a knee replacement. :)

not complaining, just some of the facts! :D

Steve T
01-13-2012, 01:21 PM
Corvanti--

I hope to add an early Lark 2dr wagon at some point...a '61, maybe...a fond notion is putting '62 front sheet metal on a '61 to recreate one of the "phantom" fleet order '62 2drs.

Bob--

Your reasons for preferring the '62s are the same as mine. It's a '60s car, but get in and you're back in the '50s with that plain metal dash, and the visibility with the wraparounds front and rear is fabulous...

S.

LarkTruck
01-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Roly Lusted's superb 62 Daytona visits the plant last September. (May not have time to go online tomorrow...)

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll260/StudeSteve/SDC%20Hamilton%20Plant%20Muster%20and%20Sept%20BBQ%2018%20Sep%202011/100_5035.jpg

S.

We have one like this for sale here in Penna. only $900.00 ! A great start if someone wants to build one, and help out a fellow club member to boot! Jim

4961Studebaker
01-13-2012, 08:33 PM
Roly has a super nice car.

And differing likes truly make the car world go around, I like larks period and a 61 containes the looks I like, however a 62 with a 61 front end would be the perfect ride for me. Wrap around windshield, trunk area I like, and (to me) the better front. A non jutting out grille.

Steve T
01-14-2012, 02:33 PM
Jim--

One like that for $900? Exactly like that? I'll take it!!! :-)

4961--

Roly's got more than one Stude this nice; besides the aforementioned Champ and a '64 Daytona droptop (both since sold) he's got a sweet deep red '64 Avanti, and next to appear--maybe this coming season--will be a Flamingo-and-white '61 Hawk...

S.

LarkTruck
01-14-2012, 06:42 PM
[QUOTE=Steve T;611346]Jim--

One like that for $900? Exactly like that? I'll take it!!! :-)

Well Steve, perhaps with a little "Larkshine" and a set of those fancy wheels it would look close! Jim