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    I AM LOOKING AT A 4 DR LARK, 59,60,61? LOOKS PRETTY ORIGINAL, V-8 STILL THERE, MISSING BACK WINDOW, LOTS OF DENTS, DOORS AND FENDERS. TRYING TO GET MORE INFO, DOES ANYONE HAVE AN OPINION ON WHAT IT WOULD BE WORTH......HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR IT?

  • #2
    I wouldn't pay much above parts car prices because there are better Larks available for restoration or to use as a driver. If you just want it as a project to tackle, fine, but with the information provided, I wouldn't go over $500.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      *Model (Deluxe, Regal, Cruiser...)?
      *Does it run?
      *Does it drive?
      *Amount of rust in floorboards/doors/fenders/trunk?
      *Interior condition?
      *Transmission type?
      *Pictures?

      Pretty much everyone here on this Forum is willing to help out, but to even get somewhat close on a value we need more information then you have provided.

      Paul
      Winston-Salem, NC
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      Paul
      Winston-Salem, NC
      Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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      • #4
        The year and body type can be identified by coping the info from the body tag on the passenger side of the firewall (engine side)

        Also the Serial Number plate is on the drivers' door hinge post, and will also I.D. only the model year and Mfg. sequence among Eight Cylinder Studebakers that year, at that Plant, South Bend, IN USA or Canada. For U.S. cars, it should start with 59V, 60V or 61V.

        Good luck with getting more info so we can help more!

        StudeRich
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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        • #5
          Some of these cars (not just Studebakers) are so far gone that the Junk yard scrappers will charge you to come haul it off. In many cases, the cost of picking them up and hauling them off exceeds the scrap value.

          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
          SDC member since 1975
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

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          • #6
            question for Studerich . My lack of Studebaker history will be exposed here. Did Studebaker produce 1959 & 1960 Larks in South Bend
            and Hamilton ? If so ,do you know the production volume ?

            I always assumed my Studebaker Lark was built in the US of A. In 1958. Yes...probably more than likely BUILT in 1958. staying one step ahead of the wise guy's out there...


            Hey Andy ! ........... Hey Goob

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Canadoug

              question for Studerich . My lack of Studebaker history will be exposed here. Did Studebaker produce 1959 & 1960 Larks in South Bend
              and Hamilton ? If so ,do you know the production volume ?

              Not Studerich, but a stab at an answer.
              Yes, Larks were assembled in Hamilton as well as in South Bend.
              I could give you exact numbers for a model, but will give you a rough idea by year.
              1959 - 125K dom., 7K Can., 5K exp.
              1960 - 117K dom., 6K Can., 5K exp.
              key: dom. is South Bend production for sale in US, Can. is Hamilton production and exp. is built for export (non-us or Canada)

              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                thanks Gary

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                • #9
                  THANKS A LOT EVERYONE, I'LL GET MORE INFO AND KEEP ALL POSTED, THNKS AGAIN.

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                  • #10
                    Gary, or anyone else (Bob Barrick, Craig) isn't there a C in the serial number plate, or engine for any of those built and sold there in Canada for him to check?

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                    • #11
                      Correct, serial numbers starting "59SC" were built in Hamilton. The plate will also clearly identify Canadian built cars.

                      Andrew
                      '49 2R5
                      '59 Lark 2 door waggon
                      '48 Chev 1 ton

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                      • #12
                        ...or "59VC" for Hamilton V8s.

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                        • #13
                          If it's beat up all over, I hope you love the smell of bondo. And 4-5 hundred would be high. How are the floorpans?

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                          • #14
                            why would Studebaker bother to manufacture -[ and support the cost ]- so few Larks in Hamilton in 59-60 ? As far as I know there were no special requirements for canadian automobiles verses american in the late 50's or 60's. Why not manufacture them all in SB ?

                            I believe this line of thinking in 59-60 contributed to the failure of Studebaker.

                            Maybe the Studebaker history experts here can set me straight on this puzzle.


                            Hey Aunt Bee .......Hello Goober

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                            • #15
                              13,000 cars is not a low production number in the world of Studebakers. Keep in mind that the cars were only assembled in Canada, they didn't make everything from scratch. It was not that big of a deal to ship train cars of frames, engines, body panels, etc. from South Bend to Hamilton.
                              There were only 8947 1966 models total.

                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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