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elwood565
09-10-2009, 12:59 AM
Here are some quick pictures I took on my cell phone of all the Stude literature/paperwork that my Grandpa kept when he got his old '59 Lark. Enjoy!

Also, if there is anything you'd like me to take a more detailed shot of, just let me know. Or if you want me to take a picture of each page of the accessories brochure, just let me know. :D

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-Bob

silverhawk
09-10-2009, 01:09 AM
Thats pretty cool! Thats neat that those were saved, most aren't.

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

BobGlasscock
09-10-2009, 08:19 AM
Bob, can't remember reading the answer to my question if it has been brought up already. Too many posts.

Have you gotten the production order for your car yet? That would really complete your collection of paperwork, which is just great.

www.studebakermuseum.org

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

StudHawk60
09-10-2009, 10:05 AM
I have a question maybe one of you older (sorry) guys can answer me. In the first photo, note the address on the yellow envelope. See where it says, "South Bend 27, Indiana" ? Does anybody know what exactly the "27" means?[?]

62SY4
09-10-2009, 10:34 AM
That is the old postal zone, 1959 was pre ZIP(July 1, 1963) code days. Every major city had many postal zones. Where exactly zone 27 was I cant tell you maybe somebody else will know.

Jon Krimm
1962 Lark Sedan
http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg440/62SY4/carstude.jpg
1961 Champ

elwood565
09-10-2009, 12:54 PM
Bob, I have not gotten the production order for my Grandpa's old car...I didn't know I could get such a thing, and I just got all of this paperwork the other day. But I will look into getting that paperwork for sure. Any idea as to how much it costs?

-Bob

StudeRich
09-10-2009, 01:00 PM
The last I heard the 1960 to 1964 are $25.00 and the pre-1960 are $40.00 -bummer! [:0]

StudeRich

elwood565
09-10-2009, 01:55 PM
Eh...thats alright. In time I'd like to get that paperwork. Thanks for the info!

-Bob

barnlark
09-10-2009, 03:34 PM
That is an awfully clean version of the window sticker. How great. That's a keeper. Too bad you don't have the car to go with it all.

elwood565
09-11-2009, 02:10 PM
I know barnlark, thats the biggest shame of it all!

-Bob

ISpy
09-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Heres a link to a flyer from the dealer...at the bottom you can see what the dealership looked like...

http://www.61thriftpower.com/images2/stantheman1.jpg

elwood565
09-12-2009, 04:12 AM
Thats so cool! Thanks so much for posting that ISpy!

Bill Pressler
09-12-2009, 05:53 AM
quote:Originally posted by elwood565

Eh...thats alright. In time I'd like to get that paperwork. Thanks for the info!

-Bob


I'm a big supporter of the Studebaker National Museum and all, but I think there's a big difference between $25 for a piece of paper and $40. I know the difference is because for '59 and earlier, they are on microfilm so the copy effort is greater. If I had the window sticker, I'm not sure I'd bother with the production order. Most information you want from a production order (destination, color, optional equipment) is on the window sticker. Date assembled (noted on the production order) is interesting to me, only in that Bob would be able to know if the car sat at the dealer a long time before being purchased.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

barnlark
09-12-2009, 09:37 AM
All good points from a guy with a blue Daytona defying gravity. [}:)][:o)]

elwood565
09-13-2009, 06:11 AM
Thanks Bill. You're right, there isn't much I don't know about the car with the paperwork I already have. If I owned this same car, I'd spend the cash to have the production order, but since I don't, I'm not too concerned about spending that $ right now.

-Bob

DEEPNHOCK
09-13-2009, 06:51 AM
Sometimes I wonder about how the Studebaker people felt about shipping to dealers with competitors names on their masthead...
Jeff[8D]

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50Champ
09-13-2009, 08:12 AM
The cigar lighter on my '50 Champion was $3.60 so it only went up 35 cents in 9 years....:)

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1188/4526177/20234971/328463135.jpg

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

barnlark
09-13-2009, 08:18 AM
There sure were Studebaker only dealers in Cleveland at the time. Maybe your grandfather was a former Lincoln-Mercury customer and just wanted to trade his in on the new compact before the Comet arrived. They could still make money simply by ordering it from South Bend. I guess they could have sold both makes on the lot briefly, too. The Lark was a hot seller!

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/stantheman1.jpg


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elwood565
09-13-2009, 02:19 PM
Yeah, who knows really. Too bad he's not around any more to ask about it, he never forgot a single detail, no matter how minute, about every car he ever owned.

By the way 50Champ, I love the fact that a $5 deposit could reserve you a new Studebaker in 1950!

-Bob

50Champ
09-13-2009, 04:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by elwood565

By the way 50Champ, I love the fact that a $5 deposit could reserve you a new Studebaker in 1950!

-Bob


I don't know if you still have the '59 Lark, Bob, but if you do you should consider doing something like this when you go to car shows and cruises. I bought a big picture frame at Goodwill for $5 and wrote out a little story on the history of the car, which my wife printed up in big letters at work. She also made copies of the purchase order, a picture of the dealership where the car was purchased at, and a couple of other things. I put them in the frame and lower the hood on it so there's no way it will blow down if it gets windy. When people see that the woman who bought the car new put a $5 down payment on it it always brings a smile to their faces.

In the trunk I display the original owner's manual, an original dealer brochure, a factory shop manual, and a recent copy of TW, which all look good alongside the original spare tire and jack. If they're really interested I'll lower the trunk lid and show them the original dealer tag on the trunk from Roy Gale Motors in Indianapolis. They also seem to like the fact that the car still has the original interior in it, even though it shows some wear. Whenever I take it to a show or a cruise it always draws a crowd.

Thanks for taking the time to post the photos of the paperwork from your grandfather's Lark. I really enjoy seeing old paperwork like that....:)

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1188/4526177/20234971/374029105.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1188/4526177/20234971/374029106.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1188/4526177/20234971/329233113.jpg

1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan