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jnorris
12-06-2015, 01:14 PM
Hi...if any fellow SDC members might know where I could possibly find a 1963 Lark Cruiser? Not looking for a show queen, but a nice original or solidly restored driver with pride type. Automatic and P/S are a must due to our advancing years. feel free to contact me 513-460-3526 or jnorris@linkageconnecr.com thanks Jim

jnorris
12-06-2015, 01:15 PM
quick correction to email... should be jnorris@linkageconnect.com thx

dean pearson
12-06-2015, 03:17 PM
64 in turning wheels December issue.

Dean

StudeRich
12-06-2015, 03:37 PM
Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum Jim. :)

Be aware that we do most of our Contacts/Responses through the Forum PM System (Private Messages) or right here on the Forum.

jnorris
12-07-2015, 10:25 AM
64 in turning wheels December issue.

Dean

Thanks Dean...yes I saw that one.....we have a focus on a 1963. We had a 63 some years back and sold it to buy a 60 Lark ragtop, which we have never regretted the purchase, BUT we have regretted selling the 63 Cruiser.....now we want both !!

jnorris
12-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum Jim. :)

Be aware that we do most of our Contacts/Responses through the Forum PM System (Private Messages) or right here on the Forum.

Rich...thanks for the heads up.....a am kinda a rookie at this.....I will put a "wanted" ad in the next Turning Wheels also.....Jim

Lou Van Anne
12-07-2015, 12:14 PM
Check out Craig's List San Francisco....

studefan
12-07-2015, 08:29 PM
jnorris, I don't know this car, but, from the pictures and description, it sounds really nice to me.

https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/cto/5346067348.html

Guido
12-08-2015, 07:12 AM
There was one for sale in the Lima area about a year ago that looked very nice in the pictures. I will look to see if I may still have the contact information.

spokejr
12-08-2015, 10:47 AM
Depending on how nice you want your car to start as, this might be an option;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Lark-Cruiser-Lark-/272069830416?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f58a02710:g:3t8AAOSwPcVVxMtx&item=272069830416
The car isn't mine and I have no stake in it nor can I speak to its condition.

studegary
12-08-2015, 01:58 PM
jnorris, I don't know this car, but, from the pictures and description, it sounds really nice to me.

https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/cto/5346067348.html

This is NOT a 1963 Cruiser (as desired).

StudeRich
12-08-2015, 02:11 PM
Yep, I was about to suggest that one also until I saw that the owner "Says" it has (the dreaded) Chevy. 327 and 350 THM Trans. :D


Those Valve Covers do look a lot Newer than '68 when the 327 was discontinued (I believe). I wonder if it is a belly button 350. :confused:

It does have a Aluminum "Street Dominator" Edelbrock Intake and a Holly 4 barrel Carb. and no Oil Filler Pipe in the Intake though, maybe why the valve Covers had to be changed.

StudeRich
12-08-2015, 03:42 PM
OK, THIS one is the Nice looking Blue '63 Lark Custom a tick below a Cruiser, but with a Stick and 6 Cyl. it does not fit the bill:


jnorris, I don't know this car, but, from the pictures and description, it sounds really nice to me.
https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/cto/5346067348.html


And, THIS one is the Black '63 Cruiser with a Chev. Engine.
This thing would be quite Fast, but a serious Gas Hog:


Depending on how nice you want your car to start as, this might be an option;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Lark-Cruiser-Lark-/272069830416?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f58a02710:g:3t8AAOSwPcVVxMtx&item=272069830416
The car isn't mine and I have no stake in it nor can I speak to its condition.

jnorris
12-08-2015, 06:24 PM
There was one for sale in the Lima area about a year ago that looked very nice in the pictures. I will look to see if I may still have the contact information.

If you still have the contact info for the Lima car, I would welcome the "heads up"...thanks !!!

jnorris
12-08-2015, 06:29 PM
Check out Craig's List San Francisco....

MY gosh....checked on this one....it's perfect, probably too perfect....at $18,500, I would be afraid to drive it.....if it had a realistic price I would be on that ONE.....thanks !!!

jnorris
12-08-2015, 06:31 PM
Depending on how nice you want your car to start as, this might be an option;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Lark-Cruiser-Lark-/272069830416?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f58a02710:g:3t8AAOSwPcVVxMtx&item=272069830416
The car isn't mine and I have no stake in it nor can I speak to its condition.

Yep...I saw that one too......looks like a bit more of a project than I would handle....thanks !!!

tstoj38
12-08-2015, 07:20 PM
Terre Haute CL has what you might be looking for. You have to type in Studebakers with the S

8E45E
12-09-2015, 09:07 AM
Here's one in Texas: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?92106-63-Cruiser-for-sale-in-Texas-1200

Craig

jnorris
12-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Here's one in Texas: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?92106-63-Cruiser-for-sale-in-Texas-1200

Craig

Thanks Craig......I agree that this car is HUGE value. I just do not have the talent to restore one to cruise in/driver status. Plus, it's a stick shift which is great for me, but I want to get one that my wife can drive, too. The Cruiser in Calif ( Craigslist / San fran) is perfect, but the fellow wants a mint for it.....maybe it's worth it, but I was hoping to find a nice car, not a show queen, for $8-$9K......maybe I'm way off base on this....thx... Jim

StudeRich
12-09-2015, 08:23 PM
This $1200.00 one in Texas IS the one you want! :!:

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/5308599830.html

A '63 Cruiser that should have a 289. This one is most likely Automatic (can't see, and it doesn't say) and should not need major restoration, just Interior to be nicer.

8E45E
12-09-2015, 08:26 PM
This $1200.00 one in Texas IS the one you want! :!:

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/5308599830.html

A '63 Cruiser that should have a 289. This one is most likely Automatic (can't see, and it doesn't say) and should not need major restoration, just Interior to be nicer.

Rich, it does state 'manual' and I don't see a quadrant on the top of the column in the one photo.

Craig

jnorris
12-10-2015, 06:52 AM
Rich, it does state 'manual' and I don't see a quadrant on the top of the column in the one photo.

Craig

Craig and Rich.....I will call him today and verify -- auto vs standard. It did look like a stick shift from the pics. Many thanks for the input that y'all have provided. Maybe I just have over estimated the availability of well kept. well maintained drivers. The hunt continues.....just keep me in mind if something crosses your path.....Jim

jnorris
01-04-2016, 10:53 AM
There was one for sale in the Lima area about a year ago that looked very nice in the pictures. I will look to see if I may still have the contact information.

Guido.... where you able to find any contact info for the 63 Cruiser that you had seen in Lima, Ohio?...thanks....Jim