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Dick Steinkamp
06-15-2012, 08:51 PM
I was in the San Francisco Bay Area today and photographed Bob's 63 Cruiser for an upcoming eBay listing. This is a BEAUTIFUL, 83,000 mile, all original Rose Mist Cruiser. ALL original...paint interior (including carpet), numbers matching motor, etc. I rode in it for many miles today. It is smooth and quiet. Absolutely no rust ever. Always a Bay Area car. Bob bought it from the son in law of the original owner. He even has the window sticker. :ohmy:

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What a treat it was to be able to see this car. :D

nibbs53
06-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Hey Dick was a nice day ,I enjoyed lunch.

Here is a picture of Dick taking pictures.
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv280/hisnibbs/my%2053/Picture054.jpg

See you next trip,

Patrick, nibbs53

Dick Steinkamp
06-15-2012, 09:23 PM
Hey Dick was a nice day ,I enjoyed lunch.





I did too...especially since you bought ;)

Milaca
06-15-2012, 09:27 PM
Good looking car and good photos of it too. When do you expect the car to be listed?

Dick Steinkamp
06-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Good looking car and good photos of it too. When do you expect the car to be listed?

I'm shooting for this Sunday if I can find the time to do it. If not...next Sunday. If you are interested in the car pre-eBay...contact Bob.

Here's about 100 more pics...

1963 Cruiser (http://s706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Studebaker%20Cruiser/?albumview=slideshow)

JBOYLE
06-15-2012, 10:10 PM
Great car, super photos.

I'm sure you have at least one worthy of a Turning Wheels cover.

oltrknut
06-15-2012, 10:15 PM
My offer is still good Bob.

s2dwagon
06-15-2012, 10:17 PM
Nice pictures, nice car. I especially like seeing the reflection of Bob and his suspenders in one of the windows....perfect!

--Scott

52-fan
06-16-2012, 07:35 AM
Looks like a candidate for the survivor class in South Bend. I didn't realize the heads were painted red on those cars.

BobPalma
06-16-2012, 07:56 AM
Nice pics and a pretty car, for sure. Rose Mist sure grows on you; 'wouldn't have looked twice at it in 1963!

I'm concerned about the owner's records of the oil having been drained. Geeze, I hope there are extant records of it having been refilled immediately after the drains! :woot: ;)

'Best wishes with the auction, Bob. BP

4961Studebaker
06-16-2012, 08:21 AM
Careful Dick, HotRod Deluxe may be calling you for freelance work! :).

Bob the car looks great, shouldn't have a problem selling that. And THAT TRUNK! (only a Studebaker owner would appreciate :)).

58PackardWagon
06-16-2012, 08:24 AM
Wow an untouched trunk that clean........very nice

Roscomacaw
06-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Amazing time capsule. Consider the production line in '63. Wouldn't it be fun to know how long the car just before and the car just behind this one lasted? You can darn sure bet no one would've fathomed any of them lasting FIFTY years!

candbstudebakers
06-16-2012, 09:17 AM
Looks like a candidate for the survivor class in South Bend. I didn't realize the heads were painted red on those cars.

The heads were not painted red form the factory, in it's past it had a valve job and shop got carried away and painted the heads red along with the valley cover, intake, fan, and breathers and the air cleaner, looked like S..... so time was spent cleaning on the areas I could get to with out taking every thing a parts, did pull the intake to get at the valley area, most of the head and intake ,same with fan, breathers and aircleaner.

candbstudebakers
06-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Nice pics and a pretty car, for sure. Rose Mist sure grows on you; 'wouldn't have looked twice at it in 1963!

I'm concerned about the owner's records of the oil having been drained. Geeze, I hope there are extant records of it having been refilled immediately after the drains! :woot: ;)

'Best wishes with the auction, Bob. BP

I think you are reading to much into a tipical oil change, just the owners way of keeping track of work done and when, tags don't say oil drained on 10-10-65 and refillerd on 10-10-66 ( no real dates just a statement}

BobPalma
06-16-2012, 10:35 AM
I think you are reading to much into a typical oil change, just the owners way of keeping track of work done and when, tags don't say oil drained on 10-10-65 and refillerd on 10-10-66 (no real dates just a statement)

Bob, you should know I'm just growing some raspberries for the fun of it this morning! ('Been a long time since I heard an oil change referenced as a "drain!") :D BP

candbstudebakers
06-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Bob, you should know I'm just growing some raspberries for the fun of it this morning! ('Been a long time since I heard an oil change referenced as a "drain!") :D BP

Bob I know but it was my turn to reply, it runs like a good running 289 should..( not ford either )

Bill Pressler
06-16-2012, 11:39 AM
A Rose Mist '63 Cruiser is absolutely my favorite four-door Studebaker. All this one would need to make me swoon would be the Chestnut-colored broadcloth interior! (This is a great-looking car without it!)

studegary
06-16-2012, 08:15 PM
A Rose Mist '63 Cruiser is absolutely my favorite four-door Studebaker. All this one would need to make me swoon would be the Chestnut-colored broadcloth interior! (This is a great-looking car without it!)

I am just the opposite. I bought a 1963 Cruiser that was the same color, exterior and interior, with the same equipment as this car. It had 27K miles on it and I bought it from the original owner. I thought that it would "grow on me". It didn't. I sold it with 32K miles. I sold it to a young girl to use as her first car. She used it up.

Andy R.
06-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Great photos of a beautiful car!
Placing the car in the yellow grass is just what it needed to accentuate the "Rosiness". Sometimes that color comes off more like Champagne Gold in the California sunlight. I expect you are going to say it was chance/convenience/happenstance...

Bob, what brand/line of tires are those?
That whitewall stripe width is really nice...not too thin, but less "look at me" than wide whites.

Dick Steinkamp
06-16-2012, 09:28 PM
Great photos of a beautiful car!
Placing the car in the yellow grass is just what it needed to accentuate the "Rosiness". Sometimes that color comes off more like Champagne Gold in the California sunlight. I expect you are going to say it was chance/convenience/happenstance...

It was chance/convenience/happenstance. ;). I really wanted some full shade for the photographs, but it was just too sunny to find such. This grassy field is just above Bob's house in Castro Valley. We've photographed several cars there and thought we'd give it a try again. The pics did turn out better than I thought they would in full sun. Generally, you get better color saturation with overcast or shade.


Bob, what brand/line of tires are those?
That whitewall stripe width is really nice...not too thin, but less "look at me" than wide whites.

They are Broadway (what ever the heck THEY are...

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Studebaker%20Cruiser/SAM_2316.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
06-16-2012, 09:30 PM
A Rose Mist '63 Cruiser is absolutely my favorite four-door Studebaker.

Mine too. It just may be one of those love it or hate it colors, however. My favorite 65 Chevy color is Evening Orchid. Very similar.

raprice
06-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Beautiful photos of a beautiful Cruiser. Nice location for the photo shoot. That Cruiser is one of the most beautifully designed Studes, in my humble opinion.
Rog

64V19816
06-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Original spare tire?

Pat Dilling
06-17-2012, 09:59 AM
Great photos of a beautiful car!
Placing the car in the yellow grass is just what it needed to accentuate the "Rosiness". Sometimes that color comes off more like Champagne Gold in the California sunlight. I expect you are going to say it was chance/convenience/happenstance...


In Northern CA at this time of year that is the only color grass you can find!

Very nicely done Dick and Bob.

candbstudebakers
06-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Original spare tire?

Wheel yes , tire no. also extra wheel cover

rusty65
06-17-2012, 11:54 AM
Wow an untouched trunk that clean........very nice

I forgot what one of those looked like!

jnewkirk77
06-17-2012, 01:39 PM
It was chance/convenience/happenstance. ;). I really wanted some full shade for the photographs, but it was just too sunny to find such. This grassy field is just above Bob's house in Castro Valley. We've photographed several cars there and thought we'd give it a try again. The pics did turn out better than I thought they would in full sun. Generally, you get better color saturation with overcast or shade.



They are Broadway (what ever the heck THEY are...

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/1963%20Studebaker%20Cruiser/SAM_2316.jpg

I've run Broadway tires before (on my late grandfather's '86 Chrysler Fifth Avenue that originally came with Goodyear Arriva "wide-ish whites"). The Broadways seemed to hold up well, rode nicely and definitely looked nicer than the narrower whitewalls or ... horrors! ... blackwalls on that more formal type of car. They were still on the car when we sold it, so they must have been pretty darn good.

This Cruiser is sure a beauty, and if I only had the dough, I would GLADLY bring it to Kentucky. Sweet car!!!

EDIT: I did some searching, and discovered the Broadway tire was produced (apparently by Goodyear) for Multi-Mile, which has apparently discontinued them. They're no longer shown on the M-M website, anyway. :-(

Dick Steinkamp
06-17-2012, 08:06 PM
eBay listing (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649&item=190692157090&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT#ht_11562wt_1182) now live.

candbstudebakers
06-17-2012, 11:42 PM
eBay listing (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649&item=190692157090&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT#ht_11562wt_1182) now live.

Super ad Dick, thanks for the help and the work, I think we will do ok with the car, it should have no problem taking a first in the original survivor class at any Studebaker International meet, thanks again .

HAWK64
06-18-2012, 12:47 AM
Bob,
I called at that Ben Begier Dealership in San Leandro back in 1976 after the SDC Indianapolis Meet. There was still a large Studebaker red ball sign on the wall along with a still active yellow Studebaker tow truck. A few Studebakers in the Service Dept plus an active Parts Dept where I purchased a few goodies including a NOS radio in its unopened box. I believe I still have the receipt some like the one you now have.