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    https://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/6183014991.html




  • #2
    I am having a hard time resisting this one. If I showed it to Cathy, that would be the end of my resistance. Her father purchased a new 1963 Cruiser (white/blue) like this one except for the A/C. I wonder if the A/C was added later. It would be something if this is the same car.

    Are they wheelcovers or wheels? In either case, not a big thing to change. I am going to guess that the driver's position upholstery is worn out.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Good looking car, may be a very reasonable price too.
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      In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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      • #4
        I think that's a good deal. The price guide at Collector Car Market Review shows a #2 at $8770 and #3 at $5500 (includes the +10% for air conditioning).

        http://www.collectorcarmarket.com/makes.html
        Mark L

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        • #5
          Im not much of a 4 door guy, but this car is a STEAL at the price, if it measures up in any degree to the specs in the ad. Buy it and drive the wheels off it. It'll be a 289 with auto, so it'll be terrific fun. If you have even the slightest inclination toward the car, I doubt you'll find a better one for twice the price.
          Sheesh folks, this one looks like a no-brainer.
          sals54

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          • #6
            Looks like a very nice car for the money. Good thing I don't have $4000 to spend or I may just have to go pick it up. It would be hard to take a project car and make it that nice for that kind of money.

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            • #7
              I know the folks who are selling it. His Dad worked at my Uncle Al's dealership and his son who owns the Cruiser is a machinist. It's been in good hands. BTW the wires are only covers. Good solid car. Note the seats and headrest!
              Rob in PA.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by stude1964 View Post
                I know the folks who are selling it. His Dad worked at my Uncle Al's dealership and his son who owns the Cruiser is a machinist. It's been in good hands. BTW the wires are only covers. Good solid car. Note the seats and headrest! Rob in PA.
                Cool beans, Rob; it does look like a nice car.

                Question / Comment: I assume the left front door has been replaced with a used one from a Blue Mist car? Note that the entire door is painted Blue Mist, not just the upper window frame.

                Comment: The 1963 Indiana license plate with a 71 prefix indicates St. Joseph County IN, the car's "home."

                'Hope someone here steps up; it ought to be worth the money for sure. BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                  Cool beans,
                  Question / Comment: I assume the left front door has been replaced with a used one from a Blue Mist car? Note that the entire door is painted Blue Mist, not just the upper window frame. BP
                  Good eyes there Bob. (It also has a battery hold down, guess you noticed that too. )
                  Paul
                  Winston-Salem, NC
                  Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
                    Good eyes there Bob. (It also has a battery hold down, guess you noticed that too. )
                    Believe it or not, Paul; I hadn't checked for a battery hold-down!

                    (I think my work must be done, here; I've got you guys well-trained. ) BP
                    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                    Ayn Rand:
                    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                    • #11
                      I think one would be hard pressed to find another like this for this kind of price. What a great one to get into the collector car hobby with and have something different to drive and show. Someone will scoff this bargain up soon.

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                      • #12
                        This does indeed look like a great deal. If I didn't already have a Cruiser, I think I would consider this one.
                        Joe Roberts
                        '61 R1 Champ
                        '65 Cruiser
                        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                        • #13
                          I just asked for additional photos
                          Maybe the car comes to germany. I like it very much. It seems it is a good deal

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by studegary View Post
                            ... Are they wheelcovers or wheels? ...
                            It does seem they are wheel covers. If you look at the image there is a wheel weight clip showing that goes under the wheel cover. They don't look like cheap wheel covers, but covers nonetheless. Especially on the back the wheel just lacks depth. A dished wheel and slightly larger at the rear just looks right on a 50's-70's car. I realize not everyone is into the performance look but it does differentiate what Edd China would call a "Grand Dad Cruiser" (and, a...., no pun intended) and a car that has an updated, acceptable performance look today.
                            Attached Files
                            '64 Lark Type, powered by '85 Corvette L-98 (carburetor), 700R4, - CASO to the Max.

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                            • #15
                              Unfortunately no response to my email

                              @ stude1964
                              Is it possible for you to ask the seller to send me more details? If yes, I will provide my email to you.

                              Martin

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