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  • #16
    About 18 years ago I met a young lady (MD) from Louisville, after she and her husband bought a 56J, on a whim, while on vacation. She looked me up through the '56J Only' club, and asked me to inspect and repair the car if needed. Cosmetically and mechanically, her 56J was far nicer than most, but I still worked on it about 20 hours making it safer to drive. Her father was a Corvette aficionado from way back, and encouraged her to just drive the heck out of the 56J, which she did. For several years, she drove it to work daily, and everywhere else she went. We stayed in contact, and she'd call once in awhile for advice or repairs. About 10 years later, she sold the 56J when her third kid was born, and the back seat woulda been too crowded with kids' carseats. She was concerned with safety for her kids, and I agreed, but was sorry to see her leave the 56J world. I still see pix of that 56J every now and then on the internet, and it still looks as beautiful as ever. I would give caution to anyone considering driving an old Studebaker, and advise several safety measures before even attempting it. Sure glad the owner of this LARK survived a senseless accident. As for the asking price, she probably paid way too much for it, and still thinks it's worth more than it ever was.

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    • #17
      Anyone curious about the exhaust manifold on the engine? Not original to the car. Not an available part in 1960.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by StudeB View Post
        Anyone curious about the exhaust manifold on the engine? Not original to the car. Not an available part in 1960.
        OHMYGOSH! That thing actually HAS Real R3 Headers on it!

        Good catch, Rich.!

        Not only that, there is an R1 Fuel Pump, Custom Made Oil Filter Lines to a remote Oil filter somewhere, an Edelbrock AFB Clone 4 Brl. Carb. an Aluminum Radiator (was) and Air Conditioning!
        NOW I have to wonder WHAT is INSIDE of that Engine. No wonder she was able to easily lose control of that little '60 Lark.

        Amazing! The Trans. is still in Drive, the Parking Brake partially applied and the Headlights still on!

        It's a Harrah's Casino Car? The Plot thickens!
        Last edited by StudeRich; 06-28-2019, 12:46 AM.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #19
          Originally posted by StudeB View Post
          Anyone curious about the exhaust manifold on the engine? Not original to the car. Not an available part in 1960.
          What Rich said; good catch! 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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          • #20
            Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
            What Rich said; good catch! BP
            Your attention to detail is amazing. My aspirations for this post have been exceeded.
            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #21
              Originally posted by jclary View Post
              Hey, Craig!(8E45E)...do your magic search thing and post the thread link! I think we've already discussed this wreck just a few days ago?
              We did: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....light=survived

              Craig

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              • #22
                Found this too
                https://barnfinds.com/former-harrahs...udebaker-lark/

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                • #23
                  Not to insult 1960 lark 4 door owners but for what reason would this car have been in a Harrah's Collection (especially in 1984)? Likely it came with a package deal or was donated and promptly sold. So "part of" the collection is rather ambiguous. It is like visiting the white house for a tour does not make one a member of the first family even if on a certain day and time one could say they "could be reached there."
                  '64 Lark Type, powered by '85 Corvette L-98 (carburetor), 700R4, - CASO to the Max.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                    Very telling pictures. The car was as rusty as I suspected from the current pictures.
                    "In the heart of Arkansas."
                    Searcy, Arkansas
                    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                    1952 2R pickup

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                    • #25
                      eBay seller says "previous owner lied about having totally redone the brakes". Since "totally redone" can have different meanings depending upon who is saying it, that statement might be actionable. At the the very least, seller is trying to deflect blame, I'd say.I really, really doubt that the car in question has only 44,000 miles.
                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by wittsend View Post
                        Not to insult 1960 lark 4 door owners but for what reason would this car have been in a Harrah's Collection (especially in 1984)? Likely it came with a package deal or was donated and promptly sold. So "part of" the collection is rather ambiguous. It is like visiting the white house for a tour does not make one a member of the first family even if on a certain day and time one could say they "could be reached there."
                        I am thinking this was for 'Yard Art" out in Front of the Museum, in that old original Harrah's sale Ad it did not look like a Inside Museum Car at all.
                        StudeRich
                        Second Generation Stude Driver,
                        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                        • #27
                          The driver of the wayward Lark should sue the seller for damages IF the "Totally redone brakes" story is true. And the 'bumper' was the first thing to 'take the hit' ~ not the radiator. The steering wheel is broken in two places from the forces of nature, i.e. the sudden stop. So the interior isn't 'perfect' as the seller says either.
                          Last edited by JimsLeadCommander; 06-28-2019, 08:41 PM.
                          JimsLeadCommander

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                          • #28
                            The car that sals54 posted looks like a great little car for $5000. It would be hard to buy a fixer upper, and do any work to it, and stay under that price. Maybe the wrecked one has a race engine for the cute little green and white one.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
                              Sad picture on eBay of a Lark 4 door that was wrecked. The ad says the car has 44,000 actual miles, but some things don't look right for a low mileage car. What do you think? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-STUDEB...QAAOSwAAJdEoU2

                              Rotz 'O Luck restoring that one!!!

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