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50starlite
10-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Here is a picture of my new 1962 Studebaker, V8 with overdrive, no other options, $1800! Purchased June 1962. Six years of South Bends’ winter salt caused its demise. It was a great little car, good mpg and fun to drive. In 1964 my wife and I rented a 13’ BeeLine travel trailer, rented a bumper hitch for the Stude and headed for Canada via NY. Through southeran Canada and west to Michigan and south to South Bend . The east-west Queens highway was not yet complete by a long shot, with lots of heavy construction. Dirt roads and the rest stops were not complete, what an adventure!
From then on most all of our vacations have been on the road with an RV.
Dick and Arlene Lee
P.S. My brother Gene, in Mishawaka (also SDC member) found this one and only picture of my 62. Thanks Gene!

StudeRich
10-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Not very many of those '62 2 Door Sedans were built with a V8. :!:

JoeHall
10-01-2014, 09:14 PM
Its all about the memories, huh ? :)

50starlite
10-02-2014, 12:11 PM
I actually ordered this car through the dealer. If I remember right the V8 was a 259.

Dick and Arlene Lee
Living in the Arkansas Ozarks

studegary
10-02-2014, 02:49 PM
That $1800 must have been at a good discount or involved a trade. The base price of a 1962 Deluxe two door sedan with V8 was $2070. Then there would be the adders for shipping and overdirive. It is also hard to believe that you did not even order a heater (Climatizer) or possibly a radio.

8E45E
10-02-2014, 02:56 PM
I suspect it has a heater, being sold new in Indiana, but I am quite sure I do see at least two other options on that car in the photo. This car appears to have the stainless front and rear window trim and an RH sunvisor. No doubt it had the 'Convenience & Appearance Kit' or whatever that package reserved for Deluxe models was called.

Craig

50starlite
10-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Yes, Gary, I had a trade, a 1959 DKW that had issues. The Studebaker dealer at that time sold DKW's and I believe Mercedes also. Heater, yes, Radio, no. Why I had a DKW is a whole different story, but sometimes you just need a ride, even if it can't keep up with own shadow.

Dick and Arlene Lee
Living in the Arkansas Ozarks

8E45E
10-02-2014, 06:10 PM
I had a trade, a 1959 DKW that had issues.

Was it like this one? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?65631-Orphan-of-the-Day-09-25-1959-DKW-Universal&highlight=kombi

Craig

50starlite
10-02-2014, 07:40 PM
More like this and yes, yellow. 3 cyl. 2 cyl, front drive, WOW!!

Dick and Arlene Lee
Living in the Arkansas Ozarks