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  • From the company that also brought us the Yugo ...

    Zastava manufactured this model from 1961 to 1965...Look familiar?

    Hummmmm?

    And one's for sale!

    http://zastava.atw.hu/z1300.htm

    [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
    53 Starliner Hardtop
    Newton Grove, NC

  • #2
    Looks like a vertically stretched Corvair. Sort of cute.









    ok, I know what else it looks like.

    '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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    • #3
      Bob,
      I read it was a design licensed from Fiat!

      I also seem to recall something called a "Frua Lark".

      [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
      53 Starliner Hardtop
      Newton Grove, NC

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      • #4
        If i recall correctly, Pat Drenc (sp?) has 2 of the Frua Larks. What ever happened to him? He used to be a regular poster on the old and "lively" Studebaker forum.

        Lost in the 50's

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        • #5
          Please explain why this is posted in the "Studebaker Specific" section and not the "Stove Huggers" section of the Forum? I may be missing something here.

          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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          • #6
            Don't have a clue Gary. Ask stude53, AKA Bob Feaganes

            Lost in the 50's

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            • #7
              It may belong elsewhere but I will respond anyway. Zastava
              Automobile Company is located in Serbia. Partially owned by Fiat and the Serbian Government. The car Bob shows in his post looks like a Fiat and in reality is almost identical to Fiats that were produced in the late 1960's and 1970's. I believe they were 124's. Yugos were basically Fiats (850's I believe). So the relationship is certainly there. Fiat was noted for supporting variants of its cars that were licensed to be produced in many countries.

              Joe Roberts
              '61 R1 Champ
              '65 Cruiser
              Editor of "The Down Easterner"
              Eastern North Carolina Chapter
              Joe Roberts
              '61 R1 Champ
              '65 Cruiser
              Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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              • #8
                It makes sense that they look like Fiats. I remember Fiats like those tooling around my neighborhood back in the '60s. Actually, they're nice looking cars, but those Fiats just didn't hold up to American long distance driving.
                Rog

                '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                Smithtown,NY
                Long Island Studebaker Club
                '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                Smithtown,NY
                Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                • #9
                  It is a Fiat 1300 or 1500 from 1965-70

                  It was a very popular model and probably the most dependable FIAT ever built. It is evident the North american inspiration in the design a mix of LARK and Corvair .

                  Studebakerchile
                  http://www.tuerca.cl/studebakerchile/

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                  • #10
                    Gary L. (aka studegary),

                    You are absolutely right. This topic is definitely a Stove-Hugger, and the only Studebaker content was apparently in my minds eye as I saw what I thought was a great similarity to our favorite stubby car, trimwise.

                    I will never do it again, unless I forget.

                    [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
                    53 Starliner Hardtop
                    Newton Grove, NC

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