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JDP
03-10-2007, 06:49 PM
I bought a 63 Cruiser today that had been sitting for 2-3 years. The owner had bought it for 4K or so fixed it up a bit and drove it daily for about a while until a short circuit burned a inch or so of the wiring to the battery terminal on the ignition switch. He never got around to fixing it, and the car sat. He e-mailed me a few months back to offer me the car at under what he paid, but I'm not that fond of four doors and passed. Then he e-mailed again with a price close to it's value in parts and I drove up to take a look.

I found a car that had been loved for most of it's life, lots of literature, old photos, receipts and the like. As recently as 4 years ago, the car was a real looker, but it's a little sad now. Damp carpets that never dry out, tree sap and the rest have made the poor old gal look pretty sad. Luckily he gave me a good deal on the car because I felt so sorry for the damn think sitting on a side street, under a tree. A nice bonus was the Avanti 4 barrel setup, windshield kit and some odds and ends I got with the car. ( Even got a set of Hawk fins and some hub caps.) The R1 air cleaner and the rest are on ebay already. ( except the fins)

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

mbstude
03-10-2007, 07:05 PM
Is it getting parted out or are you making it a driver?

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://georgiastudebaker.com/

mbstude
03-10-2007, 07:05 PM
Is it getting parted out or are you making it a driver?

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://georgiastudebaker.com/

JDP
03-10-2007, 07:15 PM
Hell no, I'm not parting it out, I swear the car was whimpering at me as I was looking her over. :) I'll get it running, driving, clean it up a bit and find it a happy home.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-10-2007, 07:15 PM
Hell no, I'm not parting it out, I swear the car was whimpering at me as I was looking her over. :) I'll get it running, driving, clean it up a bit and find it a happy home.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

mbstude
03-10-2007, 07:38 PM
Those little Larks will do that to ya, huh? :)

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://georgiastudebaker.com/

mbstude
03-10-2007, 07:38 PM
Those little Larks will do that to ya, huh? :)

__________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://georgiastudebaker.com/

JDP
03-10-2007, 07:45 PM
If it was not for the folder with every piece of paper from the day it left the dealers, I might have walked away, but that sort of stuff floats my boat.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-10-2007, 07:45 PM
If it was not for the folder with every piece of paper from the day it left the dealers, I might have walked away, but that sort of stuff floats my boat.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

Bill Pressler
03-10-2007, 08:26 PM
Good for you John! I'm not looking for another, but although I like '64 two-doors the best of any "Larks", in four-doors I like '63's best. Something about the cut of that rear door that says "'75 Seville" or "'77 Caprice Classic" to me--both cars I think look stately.

Bill Pressler

Bill Pressler
03-10-2007, 08:26 PM
Good for you John! I'm not looking for another, but although I like '64 two-doors the best of any "Larks", in four-doors I like '63's best. Something about the cut of that rear door that says "'75 Seville" or "'77 Caprice Classic" to me--both cars I think look stately.

Bill Pressler

JDP
03-10-2007, 10:50 PM
Just went though some of the paper work with the car, any names sound familiar ?

Sold new 11-6-62 by Ed Potter Inc in Columbus Ohio to Robert Frazier in Dresden Oh.for $3315 (Paid $2500 in cash/55 President trade)
Sold to Judi Pickering in the late 60's ( Newark Oh.)
Sold to Tom Powell in 1980 (Newwark Oh.)
Sold at auction in 1991 for $2200 with 68,000 miles on her to Ann Holman.
Sold by Phil Stallings Classic cars for $4500 in 1998 to Tim Davis

Then I bought it, now with about 72,000 miles


64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-10-2007, 10:50 PM
Just went though some of the paper work with the car, any names sound familiar ?

Sold new 11-6-62 by Ed Potter Inc in Columbus Ohio to Robert Frazier in Dresden Oh.for $3315 (Paid $2500 in cash/55 President trade)
Sold to Judi Pickering in the late 60's ( Newark Oh.)
Sold to Tom Powell in 1980 (Newwark Oh.)
Sold at auction in 1991 for $2200 with 68,000 miles on her to Ann Holman.
Sold by Phil Stallings Classic cars for $4500 in 1998 to Tim Davis

Then I bought it, now with about 72,000 miles


64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

Bill Pressler
03-11-2007, 04:12 AM
I'll attempt to pass some of those names on to some of the central OH folks I know in our Ohio Region SDC. The original owner from Dresden...this is a very small town that became the home of Longaberger baskets...somewhat tourist-y now because of Longaberger; I've been there.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Bill Pressler
03-11-2007, 04:12 AM
I'll attempt to pass some of those names on to some of the central OH folks I know in our Ohio Region SDC. The original owner from Dresden...this is a very small town that became the home of Longaberger baskets...somewhat tourist-y now because of Longaberger; I've been there.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

N8N
03-11-2007, 10:08 AM
Sounds like you're having fun... I was hoping to get over to your place today to pick up those Porsche seats but looks like I am stuck doing plumbing repairs... I guess the grumbling about previous owners and lack of maintenance applies to houses as well as Studebakers :)

nate

(hint: if you suspect that previous owners did no maintenance, they probably did not. 'Nother hint: if you ever get a new water heater, immediately remove and throw away the drain valve and replace it with a proper ball valve, if you ever plan to flush out the sediment...)

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55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

N8N
03-11-2007, 10:08 AM
Sounds like you're having fun... I was hoping to get over to your place today to pick up those Porsche seats but looks like I am stuck doing plumbing repairs... I guess the grumbling about previous owners and lack of maintenance applies to houses as well as Studebakers :)

nate

(hint: if you suspect that previous owners did no maintenance, they probably did not. 'Nother hint: if you ever get a new water heater, immediately remove and throw away the drain valve and replace it with a proper ball valve, if you ever plan to flush out the sediment...)

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

JDP
03-11-2007, 10:13 AM
I've called you a few times, because the owner of the Cruiser has a 79 Jeep Wagonair 4 wheel drive for sale.(about 80,000 miles, no fake wood option, no rust.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-11-2007, 10:13 AM
I've called you a few times, because the owner of the Cruiser has a 79 Jeep Wagonair 4 wheel drive for sale.(about 80,000 miles, no fake wood option, no rust.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

N8N
03-11-2007, 11:13 AM
Reeeally.

I'll call you this evening, I'm in the middle of moving a cistern right now (long story.)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

N8N
03-11-2007, 11:13 AM
Reeeally.

I'll call you this evening, I'm in the middle of moving a cistern right now (long story.)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

58PackardWagon
03-11-2007, 12:33 PM
John I know someone interested in a R1 air cleaner.
I can not find yours in ebay. Please advise item number.
Thank you

58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
58 Packard Hardtop
58 Packard Sedan
57 Packard Wagon
62 Daytona
63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

58PackardWagon
03-11-2007, 12:33 PM
John I know someone interested in a R1 air cleaner.
I can not find yours in ebay. Please advise item number.
Thank you

58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
58 Packard Hardtop
58 Packard Sedan
57 Packard Wagon
62 Daytona
63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

JDP
03-11-2007, 01:40 PM
I just got around to adding it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300090401824&rd=1,1

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-11-2007, 01:40 PM
I just got around to adding it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300090401824&rd=1,1

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander