View Full Version : SOLID, straight 62 Daytona 2dr. HT rolling shell plus Skytop roof, 57 Provincial, 62 GT FS

Bob Andrews
03-23-2012, 07:08 PM
Here's my CO body shell that was to be the basis for my dream Lark project. I'm getting serious about scorched-earth downsizing, so I'm offering it for sale.




My plan was a high-end build, so I started looking around for a really solid, straight shell as my foundation. I can, and have, replaced floor pans, but really wanted one that didn't need that. Even WC cars frequently have floor rust, and sometimes roof rust too. This isn't that car. It's near perfect- even the rust-prone cowl is excellent.


I found this car and went to get it in MI. It's a factory V8 4-speed, bucket seat car. I brought it home and stripped it out and was thrilled with what I found! Look at the floors:


Both sides are like that. Even the other areas of concern, like the inner upper quarters and inside the trunk, are beautiful. It is now as pictured; I gutted it and it has been stored inside since. I have all usable exterior panels, including repairable front fenders, seat and dash cores, and loads of trim and hardware that came off it. Has the pedals, and the console and seat bracket. Has nice dual exhaust with glasspacks.

Price for all that is $1000. IF the car sells, I will then sell the Skytop roof I had planned for it.


I bought an entire Skytop car, completely shot, and went to MI after it just for the roof. If someone buys the above shell, they get right of first refusal on the roof; then it would be available.

NEXT: Still have the '57 Provincial. 259 AT, gas tank boiled and sealed, very solid, nice factory roof rack, rare third seat. All new brake system, needs finishing. Some extras. Asking $2500.



62 GT, 289 4-speed. Hurst shifter. TT rear. Full gauges. Very nice interior, door panels, glass, trim, very good sheet metal. I had it running and drove it. Has rusted frame. Asking $2000.




E-mail me at bams50@msn.com if interested.

03-23-2012, 08:50 PM
OUCH! Bob, no Skytop in your future?
I know, shoot for the stars; then accept reality.

Bob Andrews
03-23-2012, 09:15 PM
OUCH! Bob, no Skytop in your future?
I know, shoot for the stars; then accept reality.

No, working on some much bigger things. I'll go back and do a Skytop later. Or, if nobody wants this, I guess it'll stay with me. Really want to move all this stuff though. I'm willing to listen to offers.......

03-24-2012, 12:19 PM
I thought the same thing. Surprised to see the Skytop project up for grabs. Does this mean the R2 will be available too?

Bob Andrews
03-24-2012, 02:39 PM
Well, as of now I'm intending to keep the r2, but at the rate I'm going who knows??<GG> This isn't a distress sale, I'm just amped up about what I'm planning. I'm trying to whittle down what I'll have to move when I sell my place.

So, you guys grab up these cars. If they go fast, maybe I'll think I'm on a roll and sell the r2:)

03-24-2012, 04:11 PM
Matthew observes: "I thought the same thing. Surprised to see the Skytop project up for grabs."

And YOU are surprized about someone changing their plans for a project car? Just noting. ;)

03-24-2012, 05:03 PM
Matthew observes: "I thought the same thing. Surprised to see the Skytop project up for grabs."

And YOU are surprized about someone changing their plans for a project car? Just noting. ;)

I change my mind a lot. But Bob had "forever" plans with the Lark.

Steve T
03-24-2012, 07:01 PM

Hmm...wasn't somebody suggesting a black GT Hawk for you...?


03-24-2012, 07:54 PM
The black and white interior in the Hawk looks like its in really nice shape.

03-24-2012, 11:25 PM

Are you sure you want to sell your 1962 Lark? I grabbed these pics earlier today in Tucson.

03-25-2012, 12:10 AM
Did I see you there ?
Mine is the green 53 next to the 58..

03-25-2012, 12:11 AM

Bob Andrews
03-25-2012, 08:18 AM
I change my mind a lot. But Bob had "forever" plans with the Lark.

True. And, I still have that 'forever' plan. But I'm going after it a different way, in a different order. Building my lifetime dream first- state of the art shop, showroom, gameroom, and living quarters, all under one roof. I'll be able to get back to doing restoration work, buying and selling classics, and something new- having a facility to teach young people how to actually do work on old cars.

Today's young people have nowhere to learn this stuff; the trade schools will teach you how to work on modern cars, but not points, or carbs, or O/D, or anything else one needs to know to get and keep old cars going. And if they did teach it, not everyone wants to commit to (or can afford) a two-year course. This will not be a place for disinterested punks who are looking for someplace to screw around and kill time, it's for the 'garage rat' types. I was a MAJOR garage rat, and I can't imagine my life had I not had my Dad's business in which to grow up. I built this facility almost 30 years ago- in my head. Now I'm heading toward making it a reality! That's got me really energized.

BTW- since my ecomony-related business struggles, my motto has been 'Excelsior', which means 'ever upward'. It's part of our State crest. Therefore, my new place will be known as Excelsior Garage. (more on that another time).

So no, the dream Lark plan hasn't died, even a little! I'm just going a different route toward it. I'm selling this stuff, then when the new place is ready I'll find another one. Admittedly, it will be really hard to find another one comparable, especially at this price, but if it's meant to be it will happen. And, I'm sure it wll!

The black and white interior in the Hawk looks like its in really nice shape.

For the record, that interior is in remarkably good condition! It's a little dirty now, but cleaned up a little it would be very nice driver-quality, just short of show. Here in the NE we get rust, but not the fried interiors the WC get. I always pictured combining this car with a WC shell. That's why I never parted it, as JDP recommended.

03-25-2012, 09:50 AM
@Parts: we talked for a few minutes about your green coupe. I'm that tall guy with strawberry blond hair and a beard. :)

03-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Hey Bob,
Good luck making your dream become a reallity. I think a "beater" Scotsman Truck may be needed to haul stuff for the project!!! Ernie is getting desperate, and the price is getting rediculously low!

Bob Andrews
03-25-2012, 04:23 PM
Jim- You know I fell for that truck- and I'm not a pickup guy! I'm sure it won't get low enough to where I could buy it now:( I can't believe he's still got it. Sign of the times, I guess...

But yeah, that's exactly what I'd like to have for a shop truck. Go through the mechanicals, nice interior, untouched patina-laden paint, nice wheels, vintage-looking lettering. Stock drivetrain would do just fine around here. Someday.....

03-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Yeah Bob, if times were better, I'd rescue that old girl myself. But with the way things are, and high gas prices (that will probably remain if not get worse), I am sticking with what I've got.

03-26-2012, 11:39 PM
Hey Bob,
Sure know how to make a guy miserable. Your 62 Daytona would sure make a real nice car out of My Daytona. Been pacing the floor and wringing my hands for a coupla days now trying to figure out how to get up the funds to buy it. My car has a great deal of character and many positive points, but your's would make him stand tall, especially with floors and trunk walls intact. I can certainly see being money ahead with that body. Ooh well
Your friend in pain,

Bob Andrews
03-27-2012, 04:21 AM
Thanks, Kim. I also have the other part of that project: a complete '62 Daytona HT parts car with a 289 4-speed! It's rusty, but it has all the mechanical and other bits to put on the solid body shell. My plan was to do that- use the drivetrain, trim, etc. on the solid body shell; make one car out of two. On my list of stuff to do is to get this parts car side-by-side with the CO body shell and offer them as a pair. That's probably the best way to sell 'em.

Oh, and sorry, guys, but no, I don't want to sell the 4-speed or anything else separately. The completeness is the heart of the package.