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  • Perfect candidate for "Lark Shine" ????

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1346020594.html

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  • #2
    The bogus mileage claim makes me wonder what else he is mistaken about on the car.


    1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
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    • #3
      What makes you think the milage claim is bogus?

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      • #4
        What do you mean by 'bogus mileage'?


        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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        • #5
          I would think 30 miles per gallon would be VERY optimistic for that car driven in any normal manner. The listing does not even mention overdrive. BTW I am not saying that the seller is lying, I just think he is mistaken.


          1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
          "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
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          "In the heart of Arkansas."
          Searcy, Arkansas
          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
          1952 2R pickup

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          • #6
            Gotcha [:I]

            I was totally thinking Odometer Mileage, which could very well be true judging by the pics and the much needed Lark Shine.

            I'd agree, the MPG claim is optimistic.

            Maybe he's always driving downhill

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            • #7
              It could have an incorrectly geared spedometer that runs 10% fast. Even then 30mpg is very optimistic. Must be that special California gas!

              Fred
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              • #8
                Well, we'll find out a little more soon, we hope. We talked to them and they are going to send us some more pictures. Hopefully this Lark is a little bit better than the last one. John's not up to another nightmare (in his eyes!)

                John and Tracy Smith
                Queen Creek Arizona
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                • #9
                  I think it could very well be a "diamond in the rough" John and Tracy.

                  It just has that CA (it appears to have blue plates) patina that you see frequently on low mileage few owner CA cars.

                  I'll cross my fingers for ya

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                  • #10
                    Could be a gem. Those early Lark 4drs get to me.[:0]


                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1963 Cruiser
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe
                    1957 President two door

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                    • #11
                      There are two rules of thumb that must be kept in mind as to getting premium mileage from a Studebaker equipped with an OverDrive. First and foremost: it's very important to keep your speed [u]at or under </u> fifty-five. Over the double nickel will adversely affect mileage. Secondly; steady speed. So freeway driving is probably the only place where the O.D. is going to be an advantage. I would also add that keeping one's foot out of things would help as well. Studebaker advertised a possible 28-30 MPG for their cars (that might be where he got it), however twenty-eight miles per gallon is not impossible with these cars. I seriously doubt those of you who regularly travel with your cars at seventy-plus will ever get more than fifteen MPG.


                      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                      • #12
                        Nice car, just looking at the pics. Nice start for someone.

                        ChopStu

                        61 Lark

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