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  • '62 GT Convertible spotted

    My better half spotted this pretty '62 GT convertible custom in black/red. Anyone know the story behind this one? It was gorgeous! []



    Apologies my hurried, clumsy photo is so blurry...I guess it's no worse than those of other rarities, Sasquatch and Nessie.


    Andy
    62 GT

    Andy
    62 GT


  • #2
    Blurry or not, It still looks like the car is still being enjoyed. Neat.
    Klif

    55 Speedster
    63 Avanti R2
    55 Speedster/Street Machine
    63 Avanti R2
    64 Convertible R1

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    • #3
      Where? When?


      Steve Hudson
      The Dalles, Oregon
      1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
      1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
      1953 Champion Starliner (custom/rod project)
      1954 Champion Coupe (daily driver)
      1960 Hawk (future project?)

      Steve Hudson
      The Dalles, Oregon
      1949 \"GMOBaker\" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
      1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
      1953 "Studacudallac" (project)

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      • #4
        It doesn't look spotted to me.[)] But I think I recently saw one on the internet. It might have been for sale. I don't remember.
        "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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        • #5
          That's just too cool. [8D] Deck lid looks '64, though.

          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, GA

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          • #6
            That one doesn't look like any on the cars I've seen before, but there are a bunch of convertibles on
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/Ckconv/CKconv.html


            Bob Johnstone
            www.studebaker-info.org

            64 GT Hawk
            55 President State Sedan
            70 Avanti (R3)
            64 GT Hawk (K7)
            1970 Avanti (R3)

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            • #7
              They all look so great, makes you wonder why Studebaker never made a production C-K convertible.

              "I know nothing"

              Sargent Schultz

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              • #8
                The photo looks like a frame from the Zapruder film.

                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State
                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State

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                • #9
                  That makes me wanna take a die grinder to GT.

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                  • #10
                    "my" Hey, what's the best top framework to use for this deal?

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                    • #11
                      I'm thinking of selling my GT, but if I had a plan for convertibilizing it, I might not part with it so soon.

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                      • #12
                        It was entering the I-280 North on-ramp from Monterey Blvd in San Francisco last weekend in the morning. I thought he might have been heading to the Pacific SW Zone Meet in Sacramento. Guess not, as others would have undoubtedly mentioned it.

                        quote:Originally posted by S2DSteve

                        Where? When?

                        Andy
                        62 GT

                        Andy
                        62 GT

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Scott

                          It doesn't look spotted to me.[)] But I think I recently saw one on the internet. It might have been for sale. I don't remember.

                          I thought I had seen it before also,I thought in an old TW article. Noone else has mentioned it so I must be wrong but I am suprised noone here knows it. Steve.
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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

                            The photo looks like a frame from the Zapruder film.
                            LOL - exactly my first thought, too, John. We're showing our age.

                            Stevens always said he lifted the front-to-rear fender-top spear from the '61 Lincoln. I guess this means he got it right [8D].



                            Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
                            In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
                            If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by billmdonn

                              They all look so great, makes you wonder why Studebaker never made a production C-K convertible.
                              Can't find the threads at the moment, but concensus here is:

                              1) New-for-'53 Flexiframe on long-wheelbase models
                              2) Lack of funds for low-volume-line tooling.

                              These sound about right to me since the next convertibles to come out of the factory were Larks, riding wheelbases even shorter than the '53-'58 standard sedans and wearing a lot of new sheet metal.

                              Got to admit, though... a well-done K-body custom convertible is pretty much my candidate for the World's Most Beautiful Car Ever [8D]

                              Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
                              In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
                              If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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