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Transtar56
06-27-2006, 09:18 AM
Not a Stude, but I think a lot of you might enjoy seeing this beautiful car. Hard not to like ANY old car with such low mileage,and is so original,plus these things are rarer than honest politicians.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Unrestored-like-new-24-000-actual-miles-always-garaged_W0QQitemZ230002207264

klifton1
06-27-2006, 10:34 AM
57 Chevs, are rarer than honest politicians.
Klif

Roscomacaw
06-27-2006, 11:09 AM
Robert, I'm with you on this one. I'm nuts about the fins of that era. Maybe that's why I was such an ardent fisherman when I lived in Georgia. I loved the big fins on those Georgia lunker Bass![:0][:p]:D Psssssst... don't tell anyone, but I once owned a '59 Belvedere;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

tstclr
06-27-2006, 11:24 AM
I owned a 58 Belv! Loved the car and the ride with that torsion bar suspension. I'm a big fan of the Exner era Chryslers.
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

Transtar56
06-27-2006, 11:33 AM
Yep,after Studebakers my next favorites are the big Mopars from 1955-1961. Especially the Desotos,they were nearly as nice as the big Chyrslers, but sportier. The 300's and the big Imperials are just amazing to me. Can you imagine tooling around in one in say,another twenty years from now,when gas is about 10 bucks a gallon?

53k
06-27-2006, 03:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by Transtar56

Yep,after Studebakers my next favorites are the big Mopars from 1955-1961. Especially the Desotos,they were nearly as nice as the big Chyrslers, but sportier. The 300's and the big Imperials are just amazing to me. Can you imagine tooling around in one in say,another twenty years from now,when gas is about 10 bucks a gallon?

I met a man at the past York Meet who has more than 30 '55 Chryslers amd Imperials (including several 300s).

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Studedude1961
06-27-2006, 09:50 PM
What a beauty. I notice that alot of old Studebaker collectors drive new or newer Chrysler products for their everyday rides. The fact this one survived the ravages of rust should make it a rare and desirable buy.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Swifster
06-27-2006, 11:04 PM
I've always been a fan of the big 300 Letter Cars. I have a definite want of a '63 300J with the big long ram 413 engine (390 HP). I think from '55 to '71 Mopars are the big ticket. To me, Chevy's are a dime a dozen. Give me Stude's and Mopar!

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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showbizkid
06-27-2006, 11:08 PM
My next door neighbor had a 59 Golden Adventurer for years. I left drool marks on the driveway from that car [:p] I'm with Todd - the Exner Mopars were something special. Even the 61 Furies and Lancers, love 'em or hate 'em, are unique cars.

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Clark in San Diego:

Proud new owner of a '63 Lark!

Transtar56
06-28-2006, 05:23 AM
Wow,have you guys noticed the price, 29,500 with over five days left!
Course, where would you find a nicer one, to folks with fat wallets and can afford the best, why not?

Blue 15G
06-28-2006, 06:31 AM
In addition to Studebakers I was always a big fan of the Mopars of the mid-fifties era. (My family owned various ones, so they were an early influence.) For a long time I owned a '55 DeSoto that I bought from my Uncle for $1. (Best car deal I ever made!) Despite the DeSoto's rocker and quarter panel rust-out tendancies, I can assure you that Studebaker could have learned some lessons in body construction if they had used the DeSoto as a guide. Even when the DeSoto was ancient and rusted out, the doors still closed like a bank vault.

Of course, the Studebakers are superior to the '55 DeSoto in gas mileage. The DeSoto could barely get 11 mpg and that was only with a strong tailwind and driving downhill with my foot off the gas! [xx(]

raprice
06-28-2006, 09:26 AM
This is an interesting thread. Many members of our local SDC chapter are Mopar owners (modern). I wonder why.
Rog

'59 Lark Regal Hardtop