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Dave Watt
06-03-2009, 07:07 PM
I've tried to identify the year and model of this Studebaker. I'm guessing '64 Daytona but don't know for sure. Were there many of these made? Thanks in advance.
Dave http://www.indymoparclub.com/images/719_Studebaker_2.JPG

53k
06-03-2009, 07:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dave Watt

I've tried to identify the year and model of this Studebaker. I'm guessing '64 Daytona but don't know for sure. Were there many of these made? Thanks in advance.
Dave http://www.indymoparclub.com/images/719_Studebaker_2.JPG

'63 Daytona.




Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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JGK 940
06-03-2009, 07:15 PM
quote: '63 Daytona.

2-door hardtop with Flight-O-Matic

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

mbstude
06-03-2009, 07:30 PM
They aren't THAT rare. In Studebaker circles, anyways.

I have two. One a 6 cylinder automatic, the other a 289 4 speed.

One's worn out, the other is wrecked. One is took apart, the other is in pieces.

:D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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ClaymoreWW
06-03-2009, 07:32 PM
at least i can drive mine in and out of the barn, matt ;)

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)

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Dave Watt
06-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Great information guys. Would this car make a fun cruiser or are parts so hard to find you wouldn't want to drive it?
Is there a source for finding the actual production numbers?

monomaniac
06-03-2009, 08:49 PM
It would be a GREAT cruiser!

There is a source for ALL parts and for ANY information you might need. It's called the Studebaker Drivers Club.

(By the way, nice photo!)

Dave Watt
06-03-2009, 09:11 PM
I took the photo last Friday, the car really caught my eye. I've always been a Mopar guy but after participating in the Pure Stock Drags and seeing all the cool Studebakers (and riding shotgun in Ted H.'s red one), I have a lot better appreciation for them.

Mark57
06-03-2009, 09:18 PM
Welcome to the world of "Studebaker"... be warned, once bitten you'll be smitten! ;):D

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

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StudeRich
06-03-2009, 09:43 PM
Keep in mind that although this '63 Daytona Hardtop may fit your needs or be what you want, if it is a 6 Cyl. the desirability and demand go WAY down, so do not pay the Bucket Seat, 4 speed, 289 V-8 price for it!

I can already see that it is not a bucket seat interior, but MAY be a individually adjustable split bench type, and MAY be reclining.

If the frame and floors/trunk are OK, it may be economically fixable. [^]

StudeRich

studegary
06-04-2009, 02:24 PM
There were 3763 1963 Daytona hardtops, like yours, built. To most non-Studebaker people, this seems like a low number. I believe that a fairly high percentage have survived. I owned one with a Skytop (factory sunroof).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Jeff_H
06-04-2009, 03:54 PM
OK Guys, what is the tip-off that its a 6 and AT ? I can see the shift lever by the steering wheel so its not a 4spd but after that...

??

Jeff in ND
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'53 Champion Hardtop

mbstude
06-04-2009, 05:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jeff_H

OK Guys, what is the tip-off that its a 6 and AT ? I can see the shift lever by the steering wheel so its not a 4spd but after that...

??


Best way is to open the hood. ;)

Only exterior difference was the deck lid emblem. The V8 cars had a 'V8' in the round plastic emblem. 6 cylinder cars had the Lark bird emblem. Same is true for the grille emblem.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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Roscomacaw
06-04-2009, 06:20 PM
I HAD one once. Then that mean ol' Mr. Steinkamp took it away from me.:( But now I gots another '63 - NAH![}:)] An mine's even got MORE DOORS than Dickie's does! So THERE!:(

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

JGK 940
06-04-2009, 06:40 PM
F-O-M is only an educated guess, but I'd stake a couple of rounds at the local watering hole on it. Column shift lever makes it either that or a 3-speed manual, and position looks a whole lot more like an automatic in Park to me than like a manual in either reverse or second - though I can't tell you exactly why. I can tell you I don't know anybody who would shift a car into reverse to leave it parked on anything other than a nose-down slope - and I'd never leave a car parked in second at all.

As for its being a 6: I think StudeRich just said, "IF it is a six..." (emphasis mine). I'd be inclined to bet on a 259, but from this distance I'm not offering any odds on that one.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

bridgegaurd
06-04-2009, 06:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

They aren't THAT rare. In Studebaker circles, anyways.

But at the local cruise in, it will for sure seperate you from the herd. and you'll get to answer all those fun questions. Like whats that? "A Studebaker" Oh, who made it? Really what model? A cruiser! Oh, yeah i know that mine is too, i was asking what model the car is.

There's lots of fun to be had when your bitten by the S bug.

JGK 940
06-04-2009, 07:00 PM
And don't forget to smile at the guys who tell you it's a Rambler with a Ford engine.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

Dave Watt
06-05-2009, 10:11 PM
This Daytona is not mine,I didn't get any closer to the car since it was not my property. I was taking some back roads and saw it sitting at a business, tried to call the phone number but it's disconnected, out of business. I'll go back and place a note on the car and look to see if it's a six cylinder or V8.
Thanks everyone for the help.
Dave