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bams50
10-26-2008, 02:31 AM
Seller calls it a 64 4 cyl[xx(] Looks very straight and solid! Pretty desirable car in my book:

http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/890430651.html

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

studeclunker
10-26-2008, 02:35 AM
Looks like a nice little car. I'd pay for it and someone's gas if they'd pick it up for me. I can't go get it till my Gimmy is up and going and that won't happen for a few more weeks.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

StudeRich
10-26-2008, 03:07 AM
Not a bad looking little Regal 2 dr.! [^] That sure looks familiar, I think we saw it a while ago.
Wouldn't he be surprised if he popped the hood and found a 289 or Avanti R1 or R2 in there! It does look like it would be an OHV 6, by the Lark emblems front and rear.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

BobPalma
10-26-2008, 05:34 AM
:) Gulp. If all they want is $200, all they have to do is call the junk yard.:( It will bring that immediately in today's market.[V] At least they are willing to offer it anywhere before doing so. I, too, hope someone at least takes it home for Studebaker parts. :DBP

ClaymoreWW
10-26-2008, 07:22 AM
Isn't this the one that Anne Goodman looked at about a year ago? And that sure does look like the 6-cyl Lark plaque on the trunk lid.

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

bams50
10-26-2008, 07:30 AM
Ron, I'd think for a deuce you'd get it bought NOW, then get to work on hauling it! I bet the seller is somebody that doesn'tknow scrap value, and once he finds out, he'll just take that! Get on it!!

As for scrap- around here it's fallen from $300/ton to $80[:0] We got offered $100/car for a few this week; so my junkyard will start growing again till the next runup

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

starliner62
10-26-2008, 09:15 AM
Again, on the wrong side of the country. I just looked at a 63 Daytona. Rusty rockers and floors, upper quarters starting to rust, rough interior, don't know if it runs, hood hinges all out of whack....... $2500.00. The seller got insulted when I offered him $500.00, which is probably more than it is worth.

Jamie McLeod

starliner62
Hope Mills, NC

JDP
10-26-2008, 09:20 AM
We looked it it when it was $1200 or so and passed. We called Thursday and were told it was sold.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

studeclunker
10-26-2008, 11:52 AM
If the car is sold, this is all achemedic, however: Bob, for me to pick up the car would require a Greyhound ticket to Fresno. Then Taxi service from the station to the local U-Haul. From there a one-way rental of a truck and trailer. I live about three hundred miles from Fresno. That adds up to a rental of several hundred dollars, not including gas. So the cost of the car goes to five or six hundred dollars. That's two to three hundred (or more) dollars I'd rather spend on the Gimmy (or Bess, for that matter), thanks.;)

But, as I said, the car is apparently sold, so it's all achedemic.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Roscomacaw
10-26-2008, 12:44 PM
Be patient with me, Jamie.;)

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

bams50
10-28-2008, 10:24 PM
Guess what- here's what became of this car:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1963-Studebaker-2-Door-Lark-Cruiser_W0QQitemZ130265430026QQihZ003QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem

It looks even better than in the Craig's List ad (which is now deleted);)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Anne F. Goodman
10-28-2008, 11:12 PM
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/DSCN1289.jpg Yep its the same car just saw the ad.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk
Fresno,Ca
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laughinlark
10-28-2008, 11:45 PM
Cool car. That sure would make a nice daily driver. It would be a great first car for my 15yr old daughter. Bad timing though.:(

Gordon

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studeclunker
10-29-2008, 12:14 AM
Well, it looks interesting still. Yet, my situation still exists. Moving it right now would be a problem.

Rich, are you sure it's a Regal. That looks like bottom level trim for a '63. And wasn't the Regal called Daytona in '63? Regardless, the owner is clueless calling the thing a Cruiser. Ah, well. Someone with a bank account will probably get it.;) And better, I suppose, they do.:)



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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

StudeRich
10-29-2008, 02:17 AM
No Ron; in '63 the "Custom" was the top of the line Sedan, not including Daytona and Cruiser of course, since they were not "bread & butter, mid priced top selling Sedans.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

studeclunker
10-29-2008, 03:07 AM
Well, didn't that make things confusing. Thanks for the info, Rich. I didn't know they did that. Still, this car seems to be a minimalist model.

I wonder, since the two door is a lighter vehicle than the four, would the six be a bit less underpowered in this application? ie: would it make it up to sixty in somewhat less than ten minutes?;)[:o)]

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

mbstude
10-29-2008, 10:08 AM
Hey Ron. You're used to V8s. Don't get a 6. You'll be very dissappointed. [:o)]

However, a six cylinder Lark isn't a bad driving little car. The steering is very light and they just float down the highway. It's the automatic trans that makes it so sluggish. [xx(] If my Daytona was an Overdrive car, rather than a Slush-O-Matic, I'd most likely leave the 6 in there. But it's not an OD car, so it's getting a 289 4 speed. If you're gonna upgrade, go all the way! :D

My current daily driver is also a 6 cylinder Lark, but it's a manual trans. The difference between driving this one and my Daytona (when it was my daily driver), is like night and day. The manual trans car is a lot 'peppier' than than the automatic one. Not sure about the weight difference.. The automatic car is a hardtop, and the manual one is a 4 door ceedan. Heck, Dad's Wagonaire would get out of its own way faster than the Daytona. It's a 6 also, but not an automatic.

To sum it up, a 6 cylinder car with an automatic is a slug. :)

That car in Fresno still doesn't look too bad. Hope it goes to a good home.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

54-61-62
10-29-2008, 10:16 AM
I seem to recall I might of seen this car in the dark from the distance of 50 feet. Couldn't tell anything other then it was a lark.

63larkcustom
10-29-2008, 04:11 PM
I must be a glutton for punishment..I put the first bid in, lets see where it goes.

Anne F. Goodman
10-29-2008, 08:25 PM
They moved it to downtown Fresno for the pictures. They also cleaned it out a little. It was full of acorns and stuff.


Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpghttp://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/GusMater.jpghttp://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/th_DSCN17232008-01-01.jpg

bams50
11-02-2008, 07:58 PM
#525... still not bad! Did anyone here get it?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Anne F. Goodman
11-02-2008, 08:03 PM
I think 63lark Custom aka Bob got it. Should be headed to Palm Springs. But I could be wrong that has happened once or twice.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpghttp://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/GusMater.jpghttp://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/th_DSCN17232008-01-01.jpg

mbstude
11-02-2008, 08:18 PM
I hope Bob did get it. I know he was itching for another one. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

63larkcustom
11-02-2008, 11:29 PM
Hi Guys... yes its definitely an addiction... I'm the new owner of the little green lark. any suggestions for a name?

63larkcustom
11-02-2008, 11:32 PM
As a side note.. I've been after this car for a little over a year..interesting how things work.

Cravin
11-02-2008, 11:58 PM
Congrats Bob! looks like that lark is gonna be fun. :)

63larkcustom
11-03-2008, 12:01 AM
Thanks Patrick.. now that the car can be treated like a project, I'm looking foward to tinkering.

StudeRich
11-03-2008, 02:05 AM
Good score Bob! My guess is that the inside of that engine may very well be like new! It is very likely that the Frantz Tissue paper filter AND the full flow filter have been doing their job almost since the car was new, that's a 7 Quart oil change!
If they changed the paper every 1 to 2,000 mi. and did not mistreat the engine (overheat it) it may be in way better shape than the seller thinks! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

63larkcustom
11-03-2008, 09:30 AM
I was wondering what that was. I've never seen one before. Lets keep our fingers crossed that it'll run. The car should be home by the end of the week.

studebaker of lompoc
11-26-2008, 10:08 PM
The'Fresno' lark is now on ebay again, being sold for parts! It's in mojave calif in a wrecking yard.It's in salvage parts cars!

Tom McCaffrey

studeclunker
11-26-2008, 11:06 PM
Hang on! Didn't sombody here get it, um, Bob, wasn't it?

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

StudeDave57
11-26-2008, 11:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

Hang on! Didn't sombody here get it, um, Bob, wasn't it? Ron Smith
Yes and no. It's Bob's story to tell...

Personally- I'm wondering how it got from Fresno to Mojave!!! [:0]

StudeDave '57 [8D]

63larkcustom
11-27-2008, 05:47 AM
The owner of the car sold it to the guy in mojave for higher than i won it for on ebay.. According to the seller he had another car he needed to get rid of and the lark was the bargaining chip. i've filed a complaint with ebay.

63larkcustom
11-27-2008, 05:50 AM
In the meantime, I won the pink lark that Dick had posted from Petersons, its coming down this coming weekend.

ClaymoreWW
11-27-2008, 06:32 AM
how come i can't find it on ebay this time around?

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

oldcarfart
11-27-2008, 08:43 AM
tomatodillo or wtf ever they call those green mexican tomatos.



quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

Hi Guys... yes its definitely an addiction... I'm the new owner of the little green lark. any suggestions for a name?

studebaker of lompoc
11-27-2008, 10:31 AM
Sorry I don't know how to post the link but the ebay number is 110317187612.

Tom McCaffrey

studeclunker
11-27-2008, 03:35 PM
quote:tomatodillo or wtf ever they call those green mexican tomatos.


If you're referring to the type with a husk, tomatillo.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

bams50
11-27-2008, 05:29 PM
Here it is:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110317187612&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fmotors.search.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle%3D11031718 7612%26fvi%3D1

Too bad- looks like another good, savable car being destroyed forever by someone who thinks they're going to make big bucks doing so[}:)]:(

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Roscomacaw
11-28-2008, 10:56 PM
Besides that, if you found yourself at some rest stop where the stalls were outta paper - you had a reserve under the hood![:I]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

kurtruk
11-28-2008, 11:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Besides that, if you found yourself at some rest stop where the stalls were outta paper - you had a reserve under the hood![:I]






Don't think you would get yerself very clean using stuff from under the hood.[8][:0][8][:0]

Might keep ya from chafing,though.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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studeclunker
11-29-2008, 12:05 PM
quote: Originally posted by kurtruk


quote: Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Besides that, if you found yourself at some rest stop where the stalls were outta paper - you had a reserve under the hood![:I]

Don't think you would get yerself very clean using stuff from under the hood.[8][:0][8][:0]

Might keep ya from chafing,though.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


Ewwwwww....[xx(]

Gee, I have one of those filters floating around here. Didn't know it was a "collector's item" (LOL).;):D

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?