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  • Studebaker Skytops - Registry Listing and Discussion

    Below is the Studebaker Skytop Registry list. While the Skytop website at www.studebakerskytop.com is still online (for now), the Skytop Registry section has been removed from the website and a link to this thread inserted in its place. A listing on the SDC Forum is much easier to maintain and hopefully will get more views.

    As cars change locations and (hopefully) more Skytops surface, the listing below will be updated so the Skytop Registry list is always in this first post.

    If you know of Skytops that may not be listed, or have stories to tell about Skytops, or have a Skytop for sale, or have cool Skytop photos, or have questions about Skytops – post them on this thread. That’s what this thread is all about!
    Studebaker Skytop Registry
    Last Update January 05, 2019
    Name State/
    Province/
    Region
    Country Year Model Body Style Serial
    Number
    Engine
    Type
    Trans Exterior Color Interior Color Skytop Color
    ---------------------------------------Surviving Skytops ----------------------------------------------
    Alex Heyd OH USA 1961 Deluxe 2-dr sedan 61S 26125 V8 3-spd OD White Red Black
    Vincent Meyer Jr. NJ USA 1961 Lark 2-dr hdtp 61S 26745 170 FOM Blaze Red Tan Vinyl Black
    Bruce Ellwood Canterbury NZL 1961 Lark 2-dr hdtp 61V 12444 orig 259, now 289 FOM
    White (orig Autumn Haze) Blue (orig Black vinyl??) Black
    Paul Revell ONT CAN 1961 Lark Cruiser 4-dr 61V 16726 V8 Brown Black
    Ed Reynolds IN USA 1961 Lark Regal 4-dr 61V 23790 259 FOM
    Autumn Haze Brown & Tan White
    Ralph Banghart NJ USA 1961 Lark 2-dr hdtp 170 3-spd
    Red
    Brian Kujath MO USA 1961 Lark Regal 2-dr hdtp 61V 25248 259 FOM
    White Red Black
    Will & Lori Sanders CO USA 1961 Lark 4-dr Autumn Haze White
    Unknown Owner 61 USA 1961 Lark Regal 2-dr hdtp Autumn Haze?
    John Riley MI USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62S 16455 6 FOM
    Gray Red & White Black
    Fred Gooch AZ USA 1962 Lark Regal 2-dr hdtp 62S 16644 orig 6, now 289 FOM
    Velvet Black Red & White orig Blk, now White
    Karl Goret Hainaut BEL 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62S 28419 170 FOM
    Ermine White Blue/Beige Black
    Thomas Lantz OH USA 1962 Lark 4-dr 62S 46125 6 FOM
    Blue Orig Blk, now White
    Robert Covey CA USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62S 49355 6 FOM Blaze Red Black Black
    Unknown Owner 22 USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 6 Black
    Ben Rew FL USA 1962 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62V 1653 259 4-spd Metallic Silver Green/White White
    Robert Sedillo NM USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp
    Roger Patton OK USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62V 1752 259 FOM
    Gray Red Black
    Terry Rodino IN USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62V 2615 V8 FOM
    Velvet Black Red/White Black
    Milt Larson NE USA 1962 Lark Regal 2-dr hdtp 62V 5597 259 3-spd OD
    White Blue & White White
    Joe Barrier MN USA 1962 Deluxe 4-dr 62V 10069 259 3-spd
    Metallic Silver Red Vinyl White
    Christof Kheim CO USA 1962 Lark Deluxe 2-dr sedan 62V 20950 259 3-spd OD
    Metallic Brown Poly. Red Vinyl White
    Michael Wurdeman AZ USA 1962 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62V 26246 289 4-spd
    Red Red & White White
    Studebaker National Museum IN USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62S 19652 170 FOM White Red/White Black
    David Walker SC USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp
    Mike WA USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62V 10256 289 4-spd
    Keith Graham AZ USA 1962 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62V 34223 289 FOM
    White Blue White
    Steve Gottfried ONT CAN 1962 Lark Regal 4-dr 62SC-4112 170 FOM
    Gold Blue Black
    Paul DeCesare RI USA 1962 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62V 37138 259 4-spd
    Black Red/White White
    John McCall MO USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63S 14642 6 FOM
    Regal Red Black Vinyl Black
    George Hamlin MD USA 1963 Lark Custom 4-dr 63S 25066 6 3-spd OD Red (Blue) Red White
    Unknown Owner 104 USA 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63VC 1767 V8 FOM
    White Red Black
    Keith Graham AZ USA 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V1882 V8 Champagne Gold
    Frank Sherman WA USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 3468 V8 FOM
    Regal Red Red Vinyl Black
    Unknown Owner 95 USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V3591
    Gordon Hamilton VIC AUS 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 5224 R1 FOM w/col shft Ermine White Red Vinyl White
    Keith Graham AZ USA 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V7954 V8
    Hershel Johnson6 CA USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 8817 R2 HD FOM Green Mist White
    Stan Dohm PA USA 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 9582 289 4-spd
    White
    Paul Mikkelsen NE USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 10567 R1 4-spd
    Regal Red Black
    Will & Lori Sanders CO USA 1963 Lark Custom 2-dr sedan 63V 11076 V8 FOM
    Rosemist? Black
    Jon Carter AZ USA 1963 Lark Cruiser 4-dr 63V 11136 R1 HD FOM Velvet Black Red/Maroon Broadcloth White
    Ron Ward QLD AUS 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 14365 259 4-spd
    Blue Mist Black Vinyl White
    Ron Neil CA USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 14918 V8 Auto Ermine White Tan now Leather
    Jamie Holtz ONT CAN 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 28422 289 4-spd
    Metallic Blue
    Mark Daniels VIC AUS 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 30419 259 FOM
    Regal Red Red cloth White
    Paul & Michele Warta NC USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 31447 R1 Pwrshft Regal Red Red White
    Ben Rew FL USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 3I774 V8 Pwrshft Regal Red Black and Grey Black Cloth
    James Ricciardi FL USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp V8 Sea Foam Green
    Gary Williams OH USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp R2 4-spd
    White Rosemist Black
    William & Jennifer Rosa RI USA 1963 Lark Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63V 17480 259 FOM
    Red Black
    Ed Reynolds IN USA 1963 Cruiser 4-dr 63V7622 289 FOM
    Black Red/Maroon Broadcloth Black
    ---------------------------------------Salvaged Skytop Roof Sections ----------------------------------------------
    Paul & Michele Warta NC USA
    Ernie Spicer NJ USA
    Brian Greenall VIC AUS
    Joe Harris OK USA 1963 Regal 4-dr 63V 26870 V8 3-spd Blue Blue White
    Jack & Linda White NC USA 1963 Lark Custom 4-dr 63V 33569 289 FOM
    Silver Mist Red Vinyl Black
    ---------------------------------------Known Parted/Scrapped Skytops ----------------------------------------------
    John Dillon NY USA 1961 Lark Regal 2-dr hdtp V8 FOM
    Red Black
    Tom Karkiewicz IN USA 1962 Cruiser 4-dr 289 FOM
    White
    Robert Andrews NY USA 1962 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 62S 19891 6 FOM
    White Blue Black
    Reported by Frank Drumheller VA USA 1962 Lark Cruiser 4-dr V8 FOM
    Black Black
    Reported by Dale Rubin IN USA 1962 Regal 62V40987
    Last owner Chuck Naugle AZ USA 1963 Daytona 2-dr hdtp 63S 24492 6 3-spd
    Black w/white inserts
    Joe Harris OK USA 1963 Regal 4-dr 63V 26870 V8 3-spd Blue Blue White
    Fred Sturts NJ USA 1962 2-dr hdtp 62V 11105 259 FOM
    Brown Brown & White White
    Jack & Linda White NC USA 1963 Lark Custom 4-dr 63V 33569 289 FOM
    Silver Mist Red Vinyl Black
    NOTES (reference red superscripts):
    1 - Unknown Owner 6: Car was purchased at the Chuck Naugle Ranch sale. Same person purchased what we think is 63S 24492. Current owner and whereabouts unknown. Any information as to the current owner and location of the car would be appreciated.
    2 - Unknown Owner 2: Sold on eBay auction 4579394019 by seller: kevineugenius purchaser: studeshark end date Sep-30-05 price $560. Current owner and whereabouts unknown. Any information as to the current owner and location of the car would be appreciated.
    4 - Unknown Owner 10: For sale on Kijiji March 2011, current owner and whereabouts unknown. Any information as to the current owner and location of the car would be appreciated.
    5 - Unknown Owner 9: Car was on Craigslist in January of 2011, listed by "Bobby" in Terrell Texas, current owner and whereabouts unknown. Any information as to the current owner and location of the car would be appreciated.
    6 - 63V 8817: Owner information is 15+ years old, and all attempts to verify the current location and owner of this unique Skytop have been unsuccessful. Any information as to the current owner and location of the car would be appreciated.
    Last edited by r1lark; 01-07-2019, 04:40 AM. Reason: Added Serial Number and other info on SNM Skytop
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

  • #2
    Paul -

    Thanks for keeping this up. I do not see where to read the footnotes. Please explain.

    As you know, I had two red, V8, hardtop Skytops. The 1961 went to John Dillon (shown). The 1963, a low mileage original needing cosmetics, that I knew since new, went to a guy (name escapes me) in Mass. He had the car redone and sold it. I have seen it for sale again after that. I do not know the present owner or location. I believe that you had previously listed the S/N.

    EDIT: I believe that it was Wayne Mullin, in Mass., that I sold the '63 to. He has since sold it.
    Last edited by studegary; 12-22-2018, 06:45 AM.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Originally posted by studegary View Post
      Paul -

      Thanks for keeping this up. I do not see where to read the footnotes. Please explain.

      As you know, I had two red, V8, hardtop Skytops. The 1961 went to John Dillon (shown). The 1963, a low mileage original needing cosmetics, that I knew since new, went to a guy (name escapes me) in Mass. He had the car redone and sold it. I have seen it for sale again after that. I do not know the present owner or location. I believe that you had previously listed the S/N.

      EDIT: I believe that it was Wayne Mullin, in Mass., that I sold the '63 to. He has since sold it.
      Gary, I was in the process of editing the table when you looked at it. The superscripts had been added, but was still working on adding the notes. You should be able to see them now.

      The '63 you used to own, serial number 63V 30419, is now in Australia.
      Paul
      Winston-Salem, NC
      Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by r1lark View Post
        Gary, I was in the process of editing the table when you looked at it. The superscripts had been added, but was still working on adding the notes. You should be able to see them now.

        The '63 you used to own, serial number 63V 30419, is now in Australia.
        Thanks, again, Paul. Now I see the footnotes and "my" 1963. I owned it about nine years. If the current owner would like information about the original owner, the car's use, storage, mileage, etc., he may contact me.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          I attended the North Central Zone Meet in Rapid City, SD 1981 and this Man had a 1963 Daytona Skytop. He won his Class. Anyone remember his name? I think it was a 4-speed car.
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          • #6
            I always thought that there were a disproportionate number of red Skytops. I thought that this may have coming from the fact that both of mine were red. Going through your listing of existing Skytops, I note that 12 of 43 (where colors are given) are red. This is 28%. Perhaps many of these Skytops started as show cars or dealer feature/stock cars.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by daytonadave View Post
              I attended the North Central Zone Meet in Rapid City, SD 1981 and this Man had a 1963 Daytona Skytop. He won his Class. Anyone remember his name? I think it was a 4-speed car.
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              This may be Paul Mikkelsen's car (63V 10567). Paul lives in Nebraska, and has owned the car since the mid-1960s. I don't see any Avanti-powered badges on the front fenders, but other items (exterior color, interior color, Skytop color, 4-speed) match up. See more info and pics of Paul's car here: http://www.studebakerskytop.com/picspg3.html (scroll down some on that page).
              Paul
              Winston-Salem, NC
              Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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              • #8
                It is still hard to believe there are not more survivors. Paul - Thanks again for keeping the list going.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by (S) View Post
                  It is still hard to believe there are not more survivors. Paul - Thanks again for keeping the list going.
                  Does anyone know how many were initially built? Without that number, it would be hard to know how we are doing on survivors. My 1961 came from Mass. and my 1963 came from here in the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY. The next closest one that I remember is in NJ. From my observations, I believe that a VERY small percentage of 1961-1963 Larks had Skytops. Perhaps there were other areas of the country, than where I frequented, that had more Skytops. For example, I remember more Packard Hardtops and Packard Hawks in this area and they are only for one year (1958) and only 1263 total in the World.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    I'm realizing it is a very small number. "Studebaker people' collected up the rarities over the years.. If there were more, we would see them or see them turn up every once in a while. They just don't. I have seen several Studebaker collectors' whole 100+ collections turn up for sale and rarely see a Skytop in the group.
                    Last edited by (S); 12-22-2018, 02:36 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by (S) View Post
                      I'm realizing it is a very small number. "Studebaker people' collected up the rarities over the years.. If there were more, we would see them or see them turn up every once in a while. They just don't. I have seen several Studebaker collectors' whole 100+ collections turn up for sale and rarely see a Skytop in the group.
                      I agree. I am probably one of few that has owned two of these Skytops.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by (S) View Post
                        I'm realizing it is a very small number. "Studebaker people' collected up the rarities over the years.. If there were more, we would see them or see them turn up every once in a while. They just don't. I have seen several Studebaker collectors' whole 100+ collections turn up for sale and rarely see a Skytop in the group.
                        Sunroofs were rare on any American car in those years when convertibles were still available. 1960 Thunderbirds with factory sunroofs are rare: http://automotivemileposts.com/thund...fregistry.html ; as are 1968 Cougars so equipped.

                        In the early 1970's, GM offered a sunroof on certain Novas and Venturas, as well as Buick Skylarks, which were made of fabric like Studebaker's Skytop. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...Nova&styleid=1 They are also a rarity in proportion to the total number of cars built that offered them.

                        Craig

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                        • #13
                          additional information for the directory....Joe Barrier's 62 is silver with a red interior

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone have pictures from the Seattle SDC International Meet, 1982 of the Skytop that was there?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by (S) View Post
                              Does anyone have pictures from the Seattle SDC International Meet, 1982 of the Skytop that was there?
                              That poor car deserved a much better fate!! http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...netheless-lost

                              Craig

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