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    I know that '61 was the first year for the 4 speed. I've seen a few Hawks with it, but what about '61 Larks? Were they available with a 4 speed as factory equipment?


    A car like this sure would make a cool ride with a 289 a 4 in the floor! [8D]



    ___________________________________________

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, Georgia
    '59 Scotsman PU
    '63 Daytona HT


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/



  • #2
    In the book "Studebaker, The Complete Story" by William Cannon and Fred Fox, they state about the 62s:

    Mechanically the most significant change was the addition of the four speed floor shift transmission as an option on Daytona V8 models. It was the same Borg Warner T10 unit that was introduced on the Hawk in 1961.

    Of course,there is probably someone who knows of a 61 Lark with one!



    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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    • #3
      In the book "Studebaker, The Complete Story" by William Cannon and Fred Fox, they state about the 62s:

      Mechanically the most significant change was the addition of the four speed floor shift transmission as an option on Daytona V8 models. It was the same Borg Warner T10 unit that was introduced on the Hawk in 1961.

      Of course,there is probably someone who knows of a 61 Lark with one!



      Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by mbstude

        I know that '61 was the first year for the 4 speed. I've seen a few Hawks with it, but what about '61 Larks? Were they available with a 4 speed as factory equipment?


        A car like this sure would make a cool ride with a 289 a 4 in the floor! [8D]

        No. a four-speed was not available in the '61 Larks. In fact, the only Lark in which you could even get a 289 was the Cruiser (or police version).
        1961 was the year I was shopping for my first new car (and first Studebaker). I studied '61 Larks VERY thoroughly.



        [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
        '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
        '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
        Museum R-4 engine
        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by mbstude

          I know that '61 was the first year for the 4 speed. I've seen a few Hawks with it, but what about '61 Larks? Were they available with a 4 speed as factory equipment?


          A car like this sure would make a cool ride with a 289 a 4 in the floor! [8D]

          No. a four-speed was not available in the '61 Larks. In fact, the only Lark in which you could even get a 289 was the Cruiser (or police version).
          1961 was the year I was shopping for my first new car (and first Studebaker). I studied '61 Larks VERY thoroughly.



          [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
          Museum R-4 engine
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by lstude

            In the book "Studebaker, The Complete Story" by William Cannon and Fred Fox, they state about the 62s:

            Mechanically the most significant change was the addition of the four speed floor shift transmission as an option on Daytona V8 models. It was the same Borg Warner T10 unit that was introduced on the Hawk in 1961.
            The only '62s in which I have ever seen four-speeds were bucket seat Daytonas (converts and hardtops). I'm not even sure the four-speeds were offered in bench seat models in '63. The only ones I have ever seen were '64s.


            [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
            '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
            '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
            Museum R-4 engine
            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by lstude

              In the book "Studebaker, The Complete Story" by William Cannon and Fred Fox, they state about the 62s:

              Mechanically the most significant change was the addition of the four speed floor shift transmission as an option on Daytona V8 models. It was the same Borg Warner T10 unit that was introduced on the Hawk in 1961.
              The only '62s in which I have ever seen four-speeds were bucket seat Daytonas (converts and hardtops). I'm not even sure the four-speeds were offered in bench seat models in '63. The only ones I have ever seen were '64s.


              [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
              Museum R-4 engine
              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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              • #8
                4 speed with bench seats were a option in 63. My friend bought a new, demo, Velvet black R2 2 door sedan with bench seats for $2800 in Oct 63 from Freeman Spicer. Radio, heater, TT, and the R2 4 speed were the only options as I recall. I often wondered if that car survived.


                64 Commander 2 dr.
                63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
                63 Avanti R1
                63 Daytona convert
                63 Lark 2 door
                63 Lark 2 door #2
                62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
                62 Lark 2 door
                62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                60 Lark HT
                60 Hawk
                59 3E truck
                52 Starliner
                51 Commander

                JDP Maryland

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                • #9
                  4 speed with bench seats were a option in 63. My friend bought a new, demo, Velvet black R2 2 door sedan with bench seats for $2800 in Oct 63 from Freeman Spicer. Radio, heater, TT, and the R2 4 speed were the only options as I recall. I often wondered if that car survived.


                  64 Commander 2 dr.
                  63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
                  63 Avanti R1
                  63 Daytona convert
                  63 Lark 2 door
                  63 Lark 2 door #2
                  62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
                  62 Lark 2 door
                  62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                  60 Lark HT
                  60 Hawk
                  59 3E truck
                  52 Starliner
                  51 Commander

                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    quote:No. a four-speed was not available in the '61 Larks. In fact, the only Lark in which you could even get a 289 was the Cruiser (or police version).
                    1961 was the year I was shopping for my first new car (and first Studebaker). I studied '61 Larks VERY thoroughly.
                    Thanks! That's what I was curious about. [8D]

                    quote:4 speed with bench seats were a option in 63. My friend bought a new, demo, Velvet black R2 2 door sedan with bench seats for $2800 in Oct 63 from Freeman Spicer. Radio, heater, TT, and the R2 4 speed were the only options as I recall. I often wondered if that car survived.
                    Now THAT would be a cooool car! []

                    ___________________________________________

                    Matthew Burnette
                    Hazlehurst, Georgia
                    '59 Scotsman PU
                    '63 Daytona HT


                    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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                    • #11
                      quote:No. a four-speed was not available in the '61 Larks. In fact, the only Lark in which you could even get a 289 was the Cruiser (or police version).
                      1961 was the year I was shopping for my first new car (and first Studebaker). I studied '61 Larks VERY thoroughly.
                      Thanks! That's what I was curious about. [8D]

                      quote:4 speed with bench seats were a option in 63. My friend bought a new, demo, Velvet black R2 2 door sedan with bench seats for $2800 in Oct 63 from Freeman Spicer. Radio, heater, TT, and the R2 4 speed were the only options as I recall. I often wondered if that car survived.
                      Now THAT would be a cooool car! []

                      ___________________________________________

                      Matthew Burnette
                      Hazlehurst, Georgia
                      '59 Scotsman PU
                      '63 Daytona HT


                      http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


                      Comment


                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                        quote:No. a four-speed was not available in the '61 Larks. In fact, the only Lark in which you could even get a 289 was the Cruiser (or police version).
                        1961 was the year I was shopping for my first new car (and first Studebaker). I studied '61 Larks VERY thoroughly.
                        Thanks! That's what I was curious about. [8D]

                        quote:4 speed with bench seats were a option in 63. My friend bought a new, demo, Velvet black R2 2 door sedan with bench seats for $2800 in Oct 63 from Freeman Spicer. Radio, heater, TT, and the R2 4 speed were the only options as I recall. I often wondered if that car survived.
                        Now THAT would be a cooool car! []

                        ___________________________________________

                        Matthew Burnette
                        Hazlehurst, Georgia
                        '59 Scotsman PU
                        '63 Daytona HT


                        http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


                        Have a look on your property Matthew you've probably got that one somewhere

                        John Clements
                        Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                        Lockleys South Australia
                        John Clements
                        Christchurch, New Zealand

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                          quote:No. a four-speed was not available in the '61 Larks. In fact, the only Lark in which you could even get a 289 was the Cruiser (or police version).
                          1961 was the year I was shopping for my first new car (and first Studebaker). I studied '61 Larks VERY thoroughly.
                          Thanks! That's what I was curious about. [8D]

                          quote:4 speed with bench seats were a option in 63. My friend bought a new, demo, Velvet black R2 2 door sedan with bench seats for $2800 in Oct 63 from Freeman Spicer. Radio, heater, TT, and the R2 4 speed were the only options as I recall. I often wondered if that car survived.
                          Now THAT would be a cooool car! []

                          ___________________________________________

                          Matthew Burnette
                          Hazlehurst, Georgia
                          '59 Scotsman PU
                          '63 Daytona HT


                          http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


                          Have a look on your property Matthew you've probably got that one somewhere

                          John Clements
                          Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                          Lockleys South Australia
                          John Clements
                          Christchurch, New Zealand

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                          • #14
                            quote:Have a look on your property Matthew you've probably got that one somewhere
                            I needed a good laugh! [8D][)]

                            ___________________________________________

                            Matthew Burnette
                            Hazlehurst, Georgia
                            '59 Scotsman PU
                            '63 Daytona HT


                            http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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                            • #15
                              quote:Have a look on your property Matthew you've probably got that one somewhere
                              I needed a good laugh! [8D][)]

                              ___________________________________________

                              Matthew Burnette
                              Hazlehurst, Georgia
                              '59 Scotsman PU
                              '63 Daytona HT


                              http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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