View Full Version : ebay 64 Daytona, Cruiser

Dick Clemens
10-27-2008, 07:35 PM
There is a 64 sedan on ebay that has Daytona script on both front fenders and a back seat without an armrest but with opening rear window vents. What does anybody else make of this?

studedick from the lower Ozarks

10-27-2008, 07:45 PM
If the vents open it could be a Cruiser- or have Cruiser rear doors anyway.
All those cars have the windows there, they just don't all open like a Cruiser...

Best way to tell is the body tag info.

StudeDave '57 [8D]
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10-27-2008, 08:35 PM
Here's the link to the car in question. (Geeze, that's long...but it works!)

Anyway, the only thing that's not 1964 Daytona sedan are the opening rear vent windows, as Dick noted. The body tag says V-Y8 (Daytona) and the interior, deck lid treatment, badging, and everything else are Daytona. (Although the car has seat covers, you can see the Daytona square embossed pattern under the top of the rear seat cover.)

There are three possibilities:

1. Someone was actually able to special-order a Hamilton-built Daytona with opening rear vent windows (unlikely, but "never say never.")

2. The car was damaged at some time and used Cruiser doors were installed. The car looks made over, so this is a possibility.

3. The production line had V-Y9 (Cruiser) doors assembled and they were accidentally (or intentionally, due to materials/parts scheduling) installed on this car.

An interesting sighting, Dick. :DBP

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___1964-Studebaker-Daytona-Cruiser_W0QQitemZ370102096475QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItem?h ash=item370102096475&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A727%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

10-28-2008, 01:38 PM
In the late '70s or early '80s, I knew someone in Pennsylvania that rebuilt a 1964 Daytona sedan with one or two Cruiser doors. He said that I was the only one that ever noticed the difference (opening vent windows in the rear door/doors). This may be the same car.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer