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DEEPNHOCK
11-04-2008, 07:18 AM
Interesting info and video's on this blog site....
Jeff[8D]

"Model X" Studebaker Dealer video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_YaiIsuA3U
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CDgXkwThLQ

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/11/november-3-1958.html

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raprice
11-04-2008, 07:31 AM
To those who would like to have a clearer version of this video, you can buy it from Studebaker International.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

starliner62
11-04-2008, 09:01 AM
Jeff, you find the coolest stuff.!!

Jamie McLeod
Hope Mills, NC

4961Studebaker
11-04-2008, 09:46 AM
I never knew the Lark was such a [8D]men in black[8D] type project. [8D]Model X[8D]

ChopStu
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Roscomacaw
11-04-2008, 12:26 PM
"Dunk" whoda thunk?;)

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

StudeRich
11-04-2008, 01:33 PM
Added on the Los Angeles Times website Blog, below the first half of the Studebaker Packard Corp. dealer video "Model X":

"Look beyond the nostalgia factor in this film produced for Studebaker dealers. Listen to the comments. The Studebaker Lark was, according to this film, intended to give consumers what they wanted: a low-priced, fuel economy car. We know today, of course, that Studebaker failed for many reasons. But these executives were positive they had read the market correctly."

Added below the second half of the Video:

"Your product philosophy is right. This is exactly what our customers want." (a quote from the Video)

Absolutely WRONG! This is implying that in after thought, (hindsight) the world knows now that this concept was all wrong and did not work, and a small Compact car was not what the buying American public wanted! They are mocking these Studebaker executives! "Studebaker failed" ...NO! this is about the Lark, and WE know, it definitely did NOT fail! [:0]

How they misunderstand, Studebaker ultimately DID fail, but certainly not the Lark or because of it, also much later! and they give no credit where much is very well deserved! This car sold more than ANY in Studebaker's 107 year Vehicle Manufacturing history!:( [V]

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

studegary
11-04-2008, 01:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich


This car sold more than ANY in Studebaker's 107 year Vehicle Manufacturing history!:( [V]



StudeRich


I guess if you combine all Lark types together, they sold a lot as a model, but year by year Lark was never the top seller. Studebaker sold the most cars in 1950. In fact, they sold more cars in 1950 than in 1959 and 1960 combined. For each year from 1948 through 1953, Studebaker sold more cars than for any single year after that.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

StudeRich
11-04-2008, 02:08 PM
Well one good thing came out of this, I found an awesome video that some guy in Texas made of his beautiful '64 GT Hawk! With GREAT sound![^]

If you like the airbrushed "Hawk" theme or not, this

PRESENTATION is even BETTER! [^]

It came up in the "suggested" U Tube videos of similar topics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVDMghrmm0s

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

railway
11-04-2008, 06:13 PM
Deepnhock, when I saw the subject line I knew it had to be your Birthday[}:)]:D

Ebon...
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"I sweat to keep others cool"