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ST2DE5
03-01-2010, 09:17 AM
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Michidan
03-01-2010, 10:39 AM
We can look back now and appreciate both cars. But I would imagine at the time that the Nova was seen as a much more modern car. The thin pillars give it that look too.

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studeclunker
03-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Yes, I'm afraid the Lark retained it's styling queues from the fifties all the way to '62 and a bit into '63. Something that's okay with me, as I really like that type of styling. The '64-66 Lark has a look of blending the styles of both the Ford and Chevy offerings. I never did go for the late sixties and after cars. They've gotten just too boxy, and all now too much the same soap-bubble look. They all look like... Mr. Bubble designed them.

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Lark Hunter
03-01-2010, 02:58 PM
"Chevy II is an austerity car"... I love it! LH

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bams50
03-01-2010, 06:02 PM
Another one to throw into the pot is the 62 Buick Special with the completely-new-for-62 aluminum V6 engine. Motor Trend called it the "dominant story of the season", and made it Car of the Year; and, apparently well-deserved.

The more I learn about the automotive scene in that period, the more I understand why Studebaker did not survive[V]

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Bill Pressler
03-02-2010, 03:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Another one to throw into the pot is the 62 Buick Special with the completely-new-for-62 aluminum V6 engine. Motor Trend called it the "dominant story of the season", and made it Car of the Year; and, apparently well-deserved.

The more I learn about the automotive scene in that period, the more I understand why Studebaker did not survive[V]

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Parish, central NY 13131
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I agree with the 'austerity' comment about those first Chevy II's! The dashes are oh-so-basic. And no V8's available until '64, whatsoever!

In '63, the Lark really had more competitive bragging rights against the other compacts, with the Avanti V8's, disc brakes, and Powershift trans.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1 (sold new by Cordell Motors, Moorhead, MN)
'64 Daytona Hardtop (sold new by Carl E. Filer Co., Greenville, PA)


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