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Milaca
07-10-2013, 07:49 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Lark-Daytona-Convertible-Daytona-1963-Studebaker-Lark-Daytona-Convertible-/231013710760?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item35c97d7ba8&vxp=mtr
Anybody familiar with this car? Anybody nearby care to look it over? Too bad it is a 6, but would still be a fun cruiser.

Sam Ensley
07-10-2013, 09:09 PM
IMHO, it appears to be a pretty good car. Before I would bid on it, I would get somebody to give it a physical inspection. It will be interesting to see what the bid is in six days. The dash seemed to be in pretty good shape for that model. Contact the nearest SDC for help.

jackb
07-11-2013, 08:03 AM
with all the mold inside I'd wonder how much of that is on the iron ?? And as an aside.....would that 6 banger get that ragtop over a steep hill on the same day (see 7/9 discussion on 6 cyl Daytona hardtops? Do I hear 289 ?? Can I get a witness ?

BobPalma
07-11-2013, 08:54 AM
Interesting. That is Body #203 of 6-cylinder convertibles. With barely 1,000 1963 convertibles made, both six and V8, I would think that's close to the end of 1963 6-cylinder convertible production. Prodiction Ordfer would confirm that, of course. I'm surprised to know they assembled even 200 six-cylinder convertibles out of only 1,015.

'Looks like the seller pulled the OHV engine after taking the pictures and installed a flathead. The ad distinctly says L-Head or Flathead in several places! ;) BP

qsanford
07-11-2013, 09:34 AM
My first car was a 1960 Morris Minor 2 door sedan. When I stepped up to my 1961 Lark VI 2 door sedan, I couldn't believe the immense power in the Lark! I loved the Passing Gear! So I guess everything is relative! <G>
with all the mold inside I'd wonder how much of that is on the iron ?? And as an aside.....would that 6 banger get that ragtop over a steep hill on the same day (see 7/9 discussion on 6 cyl Daytona hardtops? Do I hear 289 ?? Can I get a witness ?

qsanford
07-11-2013, 09:49 AM
That is a real nice Daytona convertible. It could be a good start for someone to build a set of 1963 Black with red interior Daytonas! They would have to decide if they wanted to include a token four door sedan - a nice black R1 Cruiser with Skytop and red Broadcloth interior comes to mind! <G>

dpson
07-12-2013, 07:18 AM
I'm going to be passing thru Conn. this weekend and might try to stop by to take a look.

Statford is on Long Island Sound (salt water) and you know what that might mean.

289stude
07-12-2013, 09:42 AM
I'm going to be passing thru Conn. this weekend and might try to stop by to take a look.

Statford is on Long Island Sound (salt water) and you know what that might mean.

hello I am bidding on the car would be very interested in a report on its condition could you take some detailed photos?

it would be a great car for my JTS R2 4spd.

SScopelli
07-12-2013, 02:23 PM
Interesting. That is Body #203 of 6-cylinder convertibles. With barely 1,000 1963 convertibles made, both six and V8, I would think that's close to the end of 1963 6-cylinder convertible production. Prodiction Ordfer would confirm that, of course. I'm surprised to know they assembled even 200 six-cylinder convertibles out of only 1,015.

'Looks like the seller pulled the OHV engine after taking the pictures and installed a flathead. The ad distinctly says L-Head or Flathead in several places! ;) BP

Hi Bob,

The cowl tag says L8, so the 6 is not original.. My 61 was an original 6 and therefore the tag said L6..

25599

BTW, When it was a 6, it could get up over the hill.. Took it a few times up Mt Lemon in Tucson even at 10K feet, she puttered fine!
Also out to San Diego via I8 and that has a -10' to 7000' elevation change along the way.

studefan
07-12-2013, 02:54 PM
The tag says 63S which means a 6 cyl. Someone please verify but I think this is correct..

studegary
07-12-2013, 03:38 PM
Hi Bob,

The cowl tag says L8, so the 6 is not original.. My 61 was an original 6 and therefore the tag said L6..

25599

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I disagree with you. The L8 on a 1963 model indicates that the car is a Daytona convertible. It has nothing to do with six or V8. The six or V8 is identified by the 63S or 63V in front of that L8.
There is no L6 for 1963. There are bodies like P6 and K6 that indicate Custom Wagonaire and Hawk, but again that does not indicate six or V8.

EDIT - I see that you are referring to a 1961 model for (incorrect) comparison. For 1961, an L6 is a Regal convertible. Again, it is an L6 whether it is a six or V8. The 61S or 61V in front of the L6 indicates a six or V8.

Milaca
07-14-2013, 11:02 PM
Anyone have any first hand knowledge of this car? Lots of unknowns and little knowns. :)

dpson
07-15-2013, 11:12 AM
I want to let you know that I wasn't able to stop by and look at the car on Sunday, we hit a terrible traffic jam on I-95 and decided to take an alternate route.

irish
07-15-2013, 01:36 PM
The L means it's a convertible, the 8 following it means it's a daytona. An L6 would be a convertible with regal trim.

Joe


Hi Bob,

The cowl tag says L8, so the 6 is not original.. My 61 was an original 6 and therefore the tag said L6..

25599

BTW, When it was a 6, it could get up over the hill.. Took it a few times up Mt Lemon in Tucson even at 10K feet, she puttered fine!
Also out to San Diego via I8 and that has a -10' to 7000' elevation change along the way.

studegary
07-15-2013, 08:37 PM
The L means it's a convertible, the 8 following it means it's a daytona. An L6 would be a convertible with regal trim.

Joe

For the 1963 model year, there is an L8 Daytona convertible, no L6 Regal convertible. The 1961 model convertible that he erroneously references would be an L6.

RadioRoy
07-15-2013, 09:51 PM
He is incorrectly calling the engine an L-6, probably not realizing that an L head engine is a flat head.

Warren Webb
07-16-2013, 12:36 AM
The seller is typical of whats found these days in people that think they know cars (thus calling it an "L-head) and knowing even less saying it is a 2 speed automatic.

Right now the bidding is up to 5500 & in the condition it is presented as, is about what its worth, providing it's not rusted out underneath.