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    I give up, Kerry: Do you suppose it is a '62 (deck lid trim and partial-flow oil filter) or a '63 (as advertised, and side trim)? BP

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    Sweet car! It has a '62 windshield......
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhawk View Post
    Sweet car! It has a '62 windshield......
    Good catch, Dylan; I hadn't even looked there! Must be a '62, for sure. BP

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    '62 rear end and dash too. You can see the toggle switches.
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    like it. guess I should go buy a lotto ticket.

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    You found the missing Indy Pace Car. Just joking. Always liked the 62 Baby Blue Convertibles. Even if it is a repaint.


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    This car was on craigslist last year, I wonder why it hasn't sold?
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    I wrote to him pointing out that the car appears to be an early 1962 with 1963 side trim and wheelcovers. I noted the taillights, trunk trim, windshield, dash and early engine are all 1962.
    The following is the answer that I received from him: "Well I think you got too much time on your hands. It's been titled since 1963 as a 1963 car. I'm glad you think you know.keep thinking"
    It may have been a left over 1962 sold in 1963 and titled as a 1963. Or, more than likely, it is a car made up of two or more cars.
    I asked for the Serial number and body plate information. I did not receive either.
    With his response and the questionable car, I now have zero interest in it and advise anyone interested to proceed with caution.
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    I called the person and talked to him and he was very vage on all,as he didnt know if it had od,said he hag owned itfor five years. I would proceed with caution

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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    I wrote to him pointing out that the car appears to be an early 1962 with 1963 side trim and wheelcovers. I noted the taillights, trunk trim, windshield, dash and early engine are all 1962.
    The following is the answer that I received from him: "Well I think you got too much time on your hands. It's been titled since 1963 as a 1963 car. I'm glad you think you know.keep thinking"
    It may have been a left over 1962 sold in 1963 and titled as a 1963. Or, more than likely, it is a car made up of two or more cars.
    I asked for the Serial number and body plate information. I did not receive either.
    With his response and the questionable car, I now have zero interest in it and advise anyone interested to proceed with caution.
    And that paint could be hiding many questionable things. It doesn't match the underhood color at all).
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    I'm a morbidly curious person. Besides, I wouldn't be opposed to a car like this if the price is right. Anyway, I asked him for the VIN number, and he says that it's 63V8699. Could this possibly be some goofball '63 with leftover parts from '62? It wouldn't be the weirdest thing I've heard of Studebaker doing.
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    now that we have that number (63V8699) someone need sto look a tthe build sheet, and hope it didnot start life as a 4 door custom sedan. Not intending to affend anyone with a 63 4 door custom, as I have owned one (63S-1001) myself and loved it. But no longer have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    I'm a morbidly curious person. Besides, I wouldn't be opposed to a car like this if the price is right. Anyway, I asked him for the VIN number, and he says that it's 63V8699. Could this possibly be some goofball '63 with leftover parts from '62? It wouldn't be the weirdest thing I've heard of Studebaker doing.
    NO - I would want to see how that Serial Number plate is attached.
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    Well, here's the data:

    63V-8699

    Body 276; Final Ass'y: 10=17=62; engine No. V-571270; Destination: Trenton, NJ.

    63V L8 DAY 8 2 DR CONVT
    CHAMPAGNE GOLD
    RV INTERIOR
    MATCHING INSERTS
    WHITE TOP
    4 SPEED TRANS
    UNDERCOATING
    FIRESTONE TIRES
    WHITE SIDEWALLS
    CLILMATIZER
    WHEEL DISC
    RADIO PUSH
    FRONT WING; REAR WING

    SOLD RUSH

    That car requires an on-site inspection to see what's become of it in the course of its life. (Or became of that serial number plate if it somehow got attached to a 1962 convertible tub along the way.)

    Can anybody see those pictures well enough to state emphatically that it is a 1962 cowl and windshield? I cannot, and don't know how to enhance the photos. There's "no way" Studebaker would have welded up the 176th 1963 "L" body using a 1962 body shell on October 17, 1962.

    And it certainly would have had a full-flow engine, too. Simply weird. BP
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    Bob, I increased the size of the pictures as large as I could and still can't determine the windshield and cowl set up. But, I think I was able to see the radio surround stainless and that looks like a 62. Gets even weirder.

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    Definately a 62 deck lid (emblem) Has generator also a 62 item....63 would be a prestolite 35 amp alternator.
    Looks like someone put 63 side trim and wheelcovers on a 62.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Can anybody see those pictures well enough to state emphatically that it is a 1962 cowl and windshield? I cannot, and don't know how to enhance the photos. There's "no way" Studebaker would have welded up the 176th 1963 "L" body using a 1962 body shell on October 17, 1962. BP
    I can see the wipers clearly, the cowl is a '62.

    Edit: Also visible on my monitor are '62 gauges and radio plate in a painted lower dash.
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    Unless it was swapped; that 'vert also has a 1963 style dual drum brake reservoir master.
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    Good input, all.

    This is the best mystery we've had in some time, eh?

    Somebody has got to go look at this thing and see "whazzup." BP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinnys Garage View Post
    I can see the wipers clearly, the cowl is a '62.
    And the fresh air intake grille. On a '63 (and up) , the intake louvers straddle the passenger side wiper pivot.

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    Where's the body tag on a '63? (I guess on a '62, too?) Since I've already chatted with the guy about the car, maybe I can get him to look at it and/or get a photo of the serial plate. (I'm assuming they were still putting the serial plates on the drivers side door?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Where's the body tag on a '63? (I guess on a '62, too?) Since I've already chatted with the guy about the car, maybe I can get him to look at it and/or get a photo of the serial plate. (I'm assuming they were still putting the serial plates on the drivers side door?)
    Yes, the Serial Number plate is on the driver's side A-pillar for 1962 and 1963. I would be interested in seeing the attachment.
    The body tag is on the passenger side, engine side of the cowl (1962 & 1963). It is only held on with two screws, so it is easy to change, if someoe bothered.
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