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  • My First Studebaker (coming in 2008)

    I just got home from our club's meeting with the information that our president has a 1962 Lark Sedan (not sure what or 6 or 8) that has been gone through and brakes overhauled and I can buy it for AUD$3000 which I should be able to accumulate in 3 months or so depending upon work.

    There is a garage at Mom and Dad's that I can use.

    So it looks like I'll be Studebaker powered in a few months with a safe car that runs at the turn of the key.

    What are the 62s like?

    John Clements
    Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
    Lockleys South Australia
    John Clements
    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • #2
    John,

    Congratulations! The 62s have always been some of my favorite Larks. I used to own a 62 Lark Daytona convertible.

    Send us some pictures. We would like to see it.

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      John,

      Congratulations! The 62s have always been some of my favorite Larks. I used to own a 62 Lark Daytona convertible.

      Send us some pictures. We would like to see it.

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        My first Stude was a 62 Lark when I was 16. It was a white two door sedan. Great car and was fun to drive. 62 and 63 Larks are still just about my favorite Studebaker other than a Hawk.

        Former owner/owner with Dad:
        58 Packard Golden Hawk
        62 Hawk
        62 Lark
        63 Lark
        64 Lark
        63 Champ
        Currently I own:
        84 Mercedes 380SL
        92 Range Rover (for sale)
        99 BMW 323I
        and helping a 16 year old rebuild an 86 Saab 900

        Lakeland, FL

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        • #5
          My first Stude was a 62 Lark when I was 16. It was a white two door sedan. Great car and was fun to drive. 62 and 63 Larks are still just about my favorite Studebaker other than a Hawk.

          Former owner/owner with Dad:
          58 Packard Golden Hawk
          62 Hawk
          62 Lark
          63 Lark
          64 Lark
          63 Champ
          Currently I own:
          84 Mercedes 380SL
          92 Range Rover (for sale)
          99 BMW 323I
          and helping a 16 year old rebuild an 86 Saab 900

          Lakeland, FL

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          • #6
            John,
            62 Larks are excellent cars. Yours will have a minimum of a 259 V8 in it as this was standard in Oz

            My old 62 Lark Convertible resides in Adelaide. Dont let money get in the way of buying the car, just get a loan on your credit card if you have to temporarily. A regfistered car wont come any cheaper and you will kick yourself if that car passes by you.

            Good one, you will be over the moon when you take delivery.

            Greg

            Greg Diffen
            Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
            1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
            1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
            1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
            1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
            1961 Hawk
            1963 Daytona Hardtop
            1988 Avanti Convertible
            Greg Diffen

            Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

            Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
            1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
            1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
            1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
            1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
            1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
            1988 Avanti Convertible

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            • #7
              John,
              62 Larks are excellent cars. Yours will have a minimum of a 259 V8 in it as this was standard in Oz

              My old 62 Lark Convertible resides in Adelaide. Dont let money get in the way of buying the car, just get a loan on your credit card if you have to temporarily. A regfistered car wont come any cheaper and you will kick yourself if that car passes by you.

              Good one, you will be over the moon when you take delivery.

              Greg

              Greg Diffen
              Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

              1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
              1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
              1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
              1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
              1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
              1961 Hawk
              1963 Daytona Hardtop
              1988 Avanti Convertible
              Greg Diffen

              Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

              Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

              1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
              1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
              1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
              1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
              1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
              1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
              1988 Avanti Convertible

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              • #8
                Concur. A 1962 Lark 259 is one of the best Larks there was. 'Still had the tight body due to the thick old window posts, but with the nicer, longer rear end. 'Good choice and a good way to get into Studebakering. 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
                  Concur. A 1962 Lark 259 is one of the best Larks there was. 'Still had the tight body due to the thick old window posts, but with the nicer, longer rear end. 'Good choice and a good way to get into Studebakering. 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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                  • #10
                    Thanks guys, I'll certainly post photos when I see it. I won't need a Credit Card loan Greg just got rid of my debt thanks to Mom and Dad. Trevor is in no rush so all will be well, and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.

                    John Clements
                    Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                    Lockleys South Australia
                    John Clements
                    Christchurch, New Zealand

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                    • #11
                      Thanks guys, I'll certainly post photos when I see it. I won't need a Credit Card loan Greg just got rid of my debt thanks to Mom and Dad. Trevor is in no rush so all will be well, and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.

                      John Clements
                      Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                      Lockleys South Australia
                      John Clements
                      Christchurch, New Zealand

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                      • #12
                        Gotta like a "good news" story![^]

                        <h5>Mark
                        '57 Transtar
                        3E-6/7-122
                        </h5>
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                        Mark Hayden
                        '66 Commander
                        Zone Coordinator
                        Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                        • #13
                          Gotta like a "good news" story![^]

                          <h5>Mark
                          '57 Transtar
                          3E-6/7-122
                          </h5>
                          [img]
                          Mark Hayden
                          '66 Commander
                          Zone Coordinator
                          Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                          • #14
                            Great news John, I am very interested in the Propane conversion, the older ones were Dual gas like that one, but now-days they are going mostly with the straight Propane which qualifies in some States as "Clean Air" for tax breaks, because you cannot run Gasoline.

                            I will be interested to hear what KPL you get! Is that how you say fuel mileage or MPG over there?

                            quote:Originally posted by avantilover

                            and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.
                            StudeRich
                            Studebakers Northwest
                            Ferndale, WA
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                            • #15
                              Great news John, I am very interested in the Propane conversion, the older ones were Dual gas like that one, but now-days they are going mostly with the straight Propane which qualifies in some States as "Clean Air" for tax breaks, because you cannot run Gasoline.

                              I will be interested to hear what KPL you get! Is that how you say fuel mileage or MPG over there?

                              quote:Originally posted by avantilover

                              and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.
                              StudeRich
                              Studebakers Northwest
                              Ferndale, WA
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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