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  • Production Question 1962

    Does anyone know how many 1962 4dr wagons were made as well as are there many of these left around?


    Bob Sporner
    Palm Springs, California

  • #2
    I certainly don't see too many of them, it would be interesting to know the numbers! Seems like everyone goes for the 63+ wagonaires rather than the straight wagons.


    ~ FireHawk

    - 56 PowerHawk
    - 01 Firebird TransAm WS6 Convertible

    - Ontario Canada!

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    • #3
      I certainly don't see too many of them, it would be interesting to know the numbers! Seems like everyone goes for the 63+ wagonaires rather than the straight wagons.


      ~ FireHawk

      - 56 PowerHawk
      - 01 Firebird TransAm WS6 Convertible

      - Ontario Canada!

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      • #4
        Approx. 10,500 per the Studebaker Buyers Guide.
        Klif

        55 Speedster
        42 Champ Coupe
        55 Speedster/Street Machine
        63 Avanti R2
        64 Convertible R1

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        • #5
          Approx. 10,500 per the Studebaker Buyers Guide.
          Klif

          55 Speedster
          42 Champ Coupe
          55 Speedster/Street Machine
          63 Avanti R2
          64 Convertible R1

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          • #6
            I'm not home now, but checking the TW index...

            http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tw_index.asp

            ...the Feb '92 issue has a Fred Fox article on the '62 Larks and I'll bet production figures are there.

            There is no way I know of to tell how many are "left around"...and "left around" can have different meanings to different people. From licensed cars to the major "hunk" still left in some field. Wagons were generally used hard and put away wet. I'd guess maybe 10% of production haven't come back yet as Toyotas and computer chassis.


            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              I'm not home now, but checking the TW index...

              http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tw_index.asp

              ...the Feb '92 issue has a Fred Fox article on the '62 Larks and I'll bet production figures are there.

              There is no way I know of to tell how many are "left around"...and "left around" can have different meanings to different people. From licensed cars to the major "hunk" still left in some field. Wagons were generally used hard and put away wet. I'd guess maybe 10% of production haven't come back yet as Toyotas and computer chassis.


              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                Fred's coverage of the '62 Larks shows a total of 10,522 4-dr wagons that year. Curiously, he mentions that DETAILED production tallys for '62 & '63 weren't available at the time of his writing about 62s.
                They DO have totals for each body style, but no breakdown as per engine or trim level. He mentions that the only way to acquire such figures would be to laboriously go thru ALL the production records for 62 & 63. What Fred characterizes as a "tremendous task".[}]
                There's a really gorgeous 62 wagon that belongs to a couple in the Inland Empire Chapter - or at least it did about 10 years ago. I recall fawning over it when I happened upon it by chance one day.
                Then there's Bob - the 62 wagon I gave to arkiejazz a couple of years ago. Steve's been giving Bob a second lease on life as time and money permit.

                Miscreant adrift in
                the BerStuda Triangle


                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe

                No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                • #9
                  Fred's coverage of the '62 Larks shows a total of 10,522 4-dr wagons that year. Curiously, he mentions that DETAILED production tallys for '62 & '63 weren't available at the time of his writing about 62s.
                  They DO have totals for each body style, but no breakdown as per engine or trim level. He mentions that the only way to acquire such figures would be to laboriously go thru ALL the production records for 62 & 63. What Fred characterizes as a "tremendous task".[}]
                  There's a really gorgeous 62 wagon that belongs to a couple in the Inland Empire Chapter - or at least it did about 10 years ago. I recall fawning over it when I happened upon it by chance one day.
                  Then there's Bob - the 62 wagon I gave to arkiejazz a couple of years ago. Steve's been giving Bob a second lease on life as time and money permit.

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle


                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe

                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    Didn't there used to ba a really nice one from the Portland, Oregon area as well? I think it was on the TW cover (with other cars) 'welcoming' everyone to the International Meet back in, what was it, 1992?

                    StudeDave [8D]
                    V/P San Diego County SDC
                    San Diego, Ca


                    '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
                    '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                    '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
                    '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
                    '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                    '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                    StudeDave '57
                    US Navy (retired)

                    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                    SDC Member since 1985

                    past President
                    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                    San Diego Chapter SDC

                    past Vice President
                    San Diego Chapter SDC
                    North Florida Chapter SDC

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                    • #11
                      Didn't there used to ba a really nice one from the Portland, Oregon area as well? I think it was on the TW cover (with other cars) 'welcoming' everyone to the International Meet back in, what was it, 1992?

                      StudeDave [8D]
                      V/P San Diego County SDC
                      San Diego, Ca


                      '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
                      '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                      '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
                      '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
                      '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                      '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                      StudeDave '57
                      US Navy (retired)

                      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                      SDC Member since 1985

                      past President
                      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                      San Diego Chapter SDC

                      past Vice President
                      San Diego Chapter SDC
                      North Florida Chapter SDC

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                      • #12
                        Gustafson's here in Redding has two. They're slowly returning to the elements in his back lot.


                        Lotsa Larks!
                        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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                        • #13
                          Gustafson's here in Redding has two. They're slowly returning to the elements in his back lot.


                          Lotsa Larks!
                          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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                          • #14
                            Here's my old '62. 6 cyl, 3 speed OD...




                            Dick Steinkamp
                            Bellingham, WA

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                            • #15
                              Here's my old '62. 6 cyl, 3 speed OD...




                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA

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