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JDP
03-04-2010, 09:45 PM
No reserve, but we'd better get some bids or I'm done with sedans for a bit.:)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290409992738&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT

JDP/Maryland

bams50
03-04-2010, 09:52 PM
Looks pretty good but try as I might, I cannot take that color[xx(]

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Mark57
03-04-2010, 10:30 PM
Not nitpicking, just curious... Don't red valve covers mean a 61 engine? Or were they used in 1960 as well?

PS: - Good luck with your sale John. :)

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

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/046a.jpg

63larkcustom
03-04-2010, 10:31 PM
My first one was exactly that color a 62 Cruiser...
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/Picture001-1.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/Picture002-1.jpg
that was a very faithful car.. not much to look at..but.. she did good.

Dare to be different... Drive your Studebaker!!

Milaca
03-04-2010, 10:45 PM
Gosh John, why don't you have several Lark convertibles for sale being that's what most people want? ;)

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Autumn at Lake Barget
In the middle of Minnestudea

barnlark
03-04-2010, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by Mark57
Not nitpicking, just curious... Don't red valve covers mean a 61 engine? Or were they used in 1960 as well?
1960 had black valve covers, silver engine. I'm trying to understand the heater core to water manifold hose placement, though. If the previous owner had it for 30 years, I'm sure he sorted out what works best for it and it sounds like it runs well after some minor work with whatever that engine year is. The color was apparently White Sand from the factory. Looks like a good little driver and ready to go with very little more work.

JDP
03-05-2010, 12:32 AM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

Not nitpicking, just curious... Don't red valve covers mean a 61 engine? Or were they used in 1960 as well?

PS: - Good luck with your sale John. :)

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

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/046a.jpg


Good point, I'll have Sal check the engine numbers. As you can see, we didn't paint anything.

JDP/Maryland

maxpower1954
03-05-2010, 12:58 AM
I bought a 63 Cruiser for 100 bucks about 15 years ago painted in that color...yikes! Something about that shade of brown is really off-putting, at least to me.

I think JDP is to be commended for trying to find a good home for this one and it would make a great little starter car for someone. Best of luck! Russ Farris

1963 GT Hawk R-2 4-speed
1964 Avanti R-1 Auto

sals54
03-05-2010, 01:06 AM
The engine number is V504108 which according to the SDC webpage on engine ID makes it a 1960 259 in spite of the red valve covers. That at least, increases the probability of it being the original engine.

sals54
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JDP
03-05-2010, 11:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by sals54

The engine number is V504108 which according to the SDC webpage on engine ID makes it a 1960 259 in spite of the red valve covers. That at least, increases the probability of it being the original engine.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg


Thanks Sal, it looks like we'll do OK on this sedan , we're getting some early bids and won't lose money at least.:)

JDP/Maryland

sals54
03-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Hey JP, Do you think it would decrease the value if I traded out the great running 259 OD for a seized flat head 6 with no transmission?????? I really like the way this car runs. Just thinkin' out loud, eh?

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

Mark57
03-05-2010, 08:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by sals54
Just thinkin' out loud, eh?



I know you guys are a bit jealous after the Olympics and all...[}:)][:p] so I assume you are pretending to be a Canadian, eh? :D:D:D[}:)];)[:p][:p]

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

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/046a.jpg

studeclunker
03-06-2010, 01:13 AM
That colour looks a lot like Rootbeer Dazzle. It was a dark brown metal-flake that was popular in the late sixties and very early seventies. Really beautiful when new, fades to very unfortunate... resemblences.[B)] Still, this car's paint seems to look nice enough.

Well, it's over fifteen hundred, which seems respectable for a project car.


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VAAvanti
03-06-2010, 05:38 AM
I think the color is great! Then again, my first Studebaker was an Algonquin Green '66 Cruiser.:)

Matt
'63 Avanti R-1, 4-speed

studeclunker
03-06-2010, 10:49 AM
I rather like Algonquin Green...[8)]

Canadoug
03-06-2010, 01:08 PM
just showing my lack of Studebaker smarts here with this question / observation . Always thought 59-60 larks were nearly identical including drivelines. So 1960 larks had OHV and 59's FH's ?

If so ...was the 60 Lark available with OHV or FH as an option ?

I haven't ruled this out as an early April 1st post ...as of yet.[:p]



Canadoug

Canadoug
03-06-2010, 01:11 PM
I'm talking inline 6 ... not V8

Hey I'm not that dense ........[:I]



Canadoug

edpjr
03-06-2010, 01:24 PM
I think the unique color is a plus for this interesting little survivor. [8D]

edp/NC
'63 Avanti
'66 Commander

barnlark
03-07-2010, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by Canadoug

just showing my lack of Studebaker smarts here with this question / observation . Always thought 59-60 larks were nearly identical including drivelines. So 1960 larks had OHV and 59's FH's ?

If so ...was the 60 Lark available with OHV or FH as an option ?

I haven't ruled this out as an early April 1st post ...as of yet.[:p]
1961 was the first year for the OHV 6.

barnlark
03-07-2010, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by Canadoug

I'm talking inline 6 ... not V8
Hey I'm not that dense ........[:I]
Sal is just being funny, Canadoug, even though your question is just inquisitive in nature. You can tell by the serial number listed that this is an original V/8 car and most likely has the original engine. Some time during its life the valve covers just got swapped at some point and got a poorly prepped rattle can black paint job over their '61 red. Usually Sal sees that "needs detailing" pop up in his head instead of the auction and those are lovingly dealt with.[:o)][:o)]

Canadoug
03-07-2010, 12:46 PM
hello barnlark , thanks for the info .So 1960 was the last year for FH's with Studebaker ? Always wondered when one era ended and another began . Which leads to another question .We all know how successful the 59-60 Larks were - some say they saved Studebaker - but I now wonder if and how the OHV 6 's faired sales wise in 1961 compared to 1960. Did the public still want/trust FH sixes or want the new OHV 6 . No need to explain V8 stuff.

I only looked at the first pic of the Lark JDP provided. Did not spy the V8 in pic 3 , then got curious when 'valve cover ' got mentioned.Should have done more homework ![B)]

Thanks for setting me straight .


Canadoug[:p]

StudeRich
03-08-2010, 12:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Canadoug

/Cut/Which leads to another question .We all know how successful the 59-60 Larks were - some say they saved Studebaker - but I now wonder if and how the OHV 6 's faired sales wise in 1961 compared to 1960. Did the public still want/trust FH sixes or want the new OHV 6/Cut/

Doug, the OHV 6 was much too late to help sales of the much improved '61 model, the big three already started taking over sales (trying to compete with the winner, Rambler & Lark), NOT because they had a better Compact Car, quite the opposite, but because of their extreme popularity. [xx(]

I don't think many were looking to buy flatheads, they were pretty much forgotten by most "car people" since 1955.
The Falcon, Corvair, Lancer and Valiant could never come close to the features of the Lark, with one exception...the Chrysler 170 slant 6 was better than the Stude. OHV 170 six.

The unequaled standout in it's field was the Lark V8! [:p]
Even the toy Aluminum V-8 Buick, Olds and 1/2 a V-8 Pontiac, could not hold a candle to it! [:0]



StudeRich

Canadoug
03-08-2010, 02:31 PM
Thanks Rich. I agree with your evaluation of the slant 6. I drove a 63 valiant S6 . High miles at that time ...but withstood teenager driver !![}:)] I seem to recall a pushbutton AT ??

Not much to look at but that old Valiant sure was reliable. Funny thing , I can't remember what became of it . Must have been all that high grade wine ...not to mention beer ... that washed away the memories of my misspent youth ;)

Do you have the sales figures from 61 compared to 59-60 if not too much of a bother ? Thanks Rich . Always enjoy your posts.



Canadoug