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    hi... new guy here. doing some research for my uncle and myself. he owns a '60 lark VIII(i think)wagon and i have spotted a 59 or 60 wagon parked out in some yard... going down hill.. so we are trying to swoop that up as well.

    his has been in storage since '76 and he is planning to start restoration in the next year or so.

    so my question is how rare are the lark wagons? does anyone have the production numbers on these two years?

    -sean
    1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon


  • #2
    Is it a 2 door or 4 door?

    The 2 door wagons were made in both 59 and 60 but the 4 door wagon was introduced in 1960. Someone else will have to give you the production numbers.

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      Is it a 2 door or 4 door?

      The 2 door wagons were made in both 59 and 60 but the 4 door wagon was introduced in 1960. Someone else will have to give you the production numbers.

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        my uncle's is a 4dr. the one i found im not sure about, saw it from the road. hope to check it out this weekend(get pics) and see if the guy is interested in parting with it.
        1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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        • #5
          my uncle's is a 4dr. the one i found im not sure about, saw it from the road. hope to check it out this weekend(get pics) and see if the guy is interested in parting with it.
          1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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          • #6
            According to the stats I have they produced 5,711 Deluxe 4 door 60 v-8 wagons and 5,741 Regal 4 door wagons.
            Brian Millette

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            • #7
              According to the stats I have they produced 5,711 Deluxe 4 door 60 v-8 wagons and 5,741 Regal 4 door wagons.
              Brian Millette

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              • #8
                The '59-'60 Lark Wagons are not so rare as be much more valuable than Sedans, YET![:0]

                Wagons are somewhat rare today however, as a high percentage of them were really USED UP and scrapped because they they were such good, handy workhorses to use as a light truck.

                The 2dr. in the '59 was the only year that the 2Dr. was available in Regal trim, making it more rare and desirable than a "Deluxe" or a '60-'61 depending on your taste.

                You can tell the trim level by checking the body tag located on the right side of the firewall (engine side) small plate with two screws holding it, it also tells you if the car originally had a 6 (Lark VI), or 8 (Lark VIII) Cylinder engine.

                It will say the year: 59, then "S" for six or "V" for 8, then D for 2Dr. Wagon or "P" for 4dr. then a "4" for Deluxe or a "6" for Regal Trim, the number on the bottom is just the line sequence number of bodies of that exact type on the body line, NOT the final assembly line.

                Regals have Padded Dash with knee pads and Deluxe horn Ring Std. (Opt. on Deluxe) Chrome Hd. Lt. Rims, Moulding around Grille, Carpeting, nicer door panels and seat material, two armrests, two inside sun visors.

                1960 and 1961 2Dr. Wagons have the roof pillar removed between the rear seat window and the cargo area window, and have a diagonal stainless steel edge on the sliding rear seat window glass.



                StudeRich
                Studebakers Northwest
                Ferndale, WA
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  The '59-'60 Lark Wagons are not so rare as be much more valuable than Sedans, YET![:0]

                  Wagons are somewhat rare today however, as a high percentage of them were really USED UP and scrapped because they they were such good, handy workhorses to use as a light truck.

                  The 2dr. in the '59 was the only year that the 2Dr. was available in Regal trim, making it more rare and desirable than a "Deluxe" or a '60-'61 depending on your taste.

                  You can tell the trim level by checking the body tag located on the right side of the firewall (engine side) small plate with two screws holding it, it also tells you if the car originally had a 6 (Lark VI), or 8 (Lark VIII) Cylinder engine.

                  It will say the year: 59, then "S" for six or "V" for 8, then D for 2Dr. Wagon or "P" for 4dr. then a "4" for Deluxe or a "6" for Regal Trim, the number on the bottom is just the line sequence number of bodies of that exact type on the body line, NOT the final assembly line.

                  Regals have Padded Dash with knee pads and Deluxe horn Ring Std. (Opt. on Deluxe) Chrome Hd. Lt. Rims, Moulding around Grille, Carpeting, nicer door panels and seat material, two armrests, two inside sun visors.

                  1960 and 1961 2Dr. Wagons have the roof pillar removed between the rear seat window and the cargo area window, and have a diagonal stainless steel edge on the sliding rear seat window glass.



                  StudeRich
                  Studebakers Northwest
                  Ferndale, WA
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    Keep in mind that low production numbers or "rare" really have little to nothing to do with the value of a Studebaker wagon. OTOH, wagons are "hot" right now...especially 2 door wagons.


                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

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                    • #11
                      Keep in mind that low production numbers or "rare" really have little to nothing to do with the value of a Studebaker wagon. OTOH, wagons are "hot" right now...especially 2 door wagons.


                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

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                      • #12
                        57 classic - so should i assume that they produced roughly 11K wagons over the two year spread?

                        i hope we can get this other one... and maybe restore/rod them out together.

                        thanks for all the responses fellas. im a dodge guy who is lost in all of this. i just know that i've always wanted a studey wagon.
                        1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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                        • #13
                          57 classic - so should i assume that they produced roughly 11K wagons over the two year spread?

                          i hope we can get this other one... and maybe restore/rod them out together.

                          thanks for all the responses fellas. im a dodge guy who is lost in all of this. i just know that i've always wanted a studey wagon.
                          1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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                          • #14
                            No, actually lstude and I noted that 4 Dr. Wagons were not started until 1960, so that makes ONE YEAR for 11,452 V-8 4 Dr. Wagons, not counting the 6 Cyl. 4Dr. Wagons. The 1959's were all 2 Dr's.

                            And; if you read Dick's post, he notes that Quantity does not matter.

                            StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

                            quote:Originally posted by cultural infidel

                            57 classic - so should i assume that they produced roughly 11K wagons over the two year spread?
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                            • #15
                              No, actually lstude and I noted that 4 Dr. Wagons were not started until 1960, so that makes ONE YEAR for 11,452 V-8 4 Dr. Wagons, not counting the 6 Cyl. 4Dr. Wagons. The 1959's were all 2 Dr's.

                              And; if you read Dick's post, he notes that Quantity does not matter.

                              StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

                              quote:Originally posted by cultural infidel

                              57 classic - so should i assume that they produced roughly 11K wagons over the two year spread?
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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