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wcarroll@outrageous.net
09-01-2009, 01:53 AM
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1346020594.html

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52-fan
09-01-2009, 09:12 AM
The bogus mileage claim makes me wonder what else he is mistaken about on the car.

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1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

wcarroll@outrageous.net
09-01-2009, 12:51 PM
What makes you think the milage claim is bogus?

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studeclunker
09-01-2009, 12:54 PM
What do you mean by 'bogus mileage'?

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Ron Smith
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52-fan
09-01-2009, 12:57 PM
I would think 30 miles per gallon would be VERY optimistic for that car driven in any normal manner. The listing does not even mention overdrive. BTW I am not saying that the seller is lying, I just think he is mistaken. :)

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1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

wcarroll@outrageous.net
09-01-2009, 01:34 PM
Gotcha [:I]

I was totally thinking Odometer Mileage, which could very well be true judging by the pics and the much needed Lark Shine.

I'd agree, the MPG claim is optimistic.

Maybe he's always driving downhill :D

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ozarkman
09-01-2009, 04:07 PM
It could have an incorrectly geared spedometer that runs 10% fast. Even then 30mpg is very optimistic. Must be that special California gas!;)

Fred
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John and Tracy Smith
09-01-2009, 06:27 PM
Well, we'll find out a little more soon, we hope. We talked to them and they are going to send us some more pictures. Hopefully this Lark is a little bit better than the last one. John's not up to another nightmare (in his eyes!) :)

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
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wcarroll@outrageous.net
09-01-2009, 08:42 PM
I think it could very well be a "diamond in the rough" John and Tracy.

It just has that CA (it appears to have blue plates) patina that you see frequently on low mileage few owner CA cars.

I'll cross my fingers for ya :)

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Roscomacaw
09-01-2009, 08:48 PM
Could be a gem. Those early Lark 4drs get to me.[:0]

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

studeclunker
09-01-2009, 11:37 PM
There are two rules of thumb that must be kept in mind as to getting premium mileage from a Studebaker equipped with an OverDrive. First and foremost: it's very important to keep your speed [u]at or under </u> fifty-five. Over the double nickel will adversely affect mileage. Secondly; steady speed. So freeway driving is probably the only place where the O.D. is going to be an advantage. I would also add that keeping one's foot out of things would help as well. Studebaker advertised a possible 28-30 MPG for their cars (that might be where he got it), however twenty-eight miles per gallon is not impossible with these cars. I seriously doubt those of you who regularly travel with your cars at seventy-plus will ever get more than fifteen MPG.

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K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

4961Studebaker
09-02-2009, 09:51 AM
Nice car, just looking at the pics. Nice start for someone.

ChopStu
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