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  • What model Stude is a C or K?

    I see this in a lot of ads for parts. eg: "Fits C-K models". What models are these? Is there a "letter code" for a Lark?
    Thx
    Todd

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    C-K usually refers to the 53 to 61 models, with K meaning hardtop and C meaning Coupe. It refers to the body tag letter typically under the hood at the top of the passenger firewall, not to be confused with the Serial number on the Drivers Door post and the Engine Number. The codes are explained for the years in the front of the Shop Manual for your year. Can't remember full details on Larks, but I believe W was a four door sedan.There are many other letters used to identify the models.

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    • #3
      C/K are the original Lowey coupe,starting in 1953 with the Star Light(pillared coupe) and the Starliner(Hardtop).These became the Speedster in 55,and the Hawks in 56,then GT's in 62

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Transtar56

        C/K are the original Lowey coupe,starting in 1953 with the Star Light(pillared coupe) and the Starliner(Hardtop).These became the Speedster in 55,and the Hawks in 56,then GT's in 62
        I appreciate your participation here and your interest in Studebakers and I usually get critized for making corrections, but for the sake of newcomers, like tstclr asking the question, I feel compelled to make a few corrections to your quoted post.
        1) Loewy
        2) Starlight
        3) The Speedster is a K body, but only one model of C/K in 1955.
        4) Gran Turismo Hawk
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          Transtar 56's explanation was a little blurry... tstclr,you should tell us what your car is,and Studegary or someone can tell you what letter code represents your body style. Very few c-k parts interchange with Lark parts,if thats what you are thinking.

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          • #6
            My Lark is a 63 "Regal" 2dr sedan which brings me to another question. What differenciates the Regal from the base Lark? I see alot of the Larks refered to as "63V" or "63S" etc depending on the engine. Is this proper "Studicate" when refering to our cars?

            Thanks,
            Todd

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            • #7
              "Regal" designates that the car was factory equipped with the stainless/chrome trim package.

              the "V" in the model designates that the car was factory equipped with a V-8 engine the "S" designates the the car was factory equipped with a 6-cyl. engine

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              • #8


                Add the stainless trim to the list of parts I need to find![xx(]

                Todd

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                • #9
                  Lark models:
                  D 2 door station wagon
                  F 2 door sedan
                  J hardtop
                  L convertible
                  P 4 door station wagon
                  W 4 door sedan
                  Y long wheel base 4 door sedan
                  "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

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                  Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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                  • #10
                    Your 63 Lark Regal 2-dr would be interpreted as a 63V-F4 car (Making the assumption it's a V8 car.) If it was a 6cyl car, it would read 63S-F4

                    Miscreant at large.

                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe
                    1957 President 2-dr
                    1955 President State
                    1951 Champion Biz cpe
                    1963 Daytona project FS
                    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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                    • #11
                      She's a 6 for now.. I'm really looking forward to working on her.
                      Right now she is under a tarp in the backyard. I have a restored Triumph Spitfire taking up the garage parking space that I am trying to sell. Anyone? [] I've had a number of people see the Lark and comment on how "cool" it is. Someone asked me if I wanted to sell it! I've found this forum to be excellent. I appreciate all the help from you guys!
                      Todd

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                      • #12
                        So what is the 62 Hawk? A C, or a K?
                        quote:Originally posted by Transtar56

                        C/K are the original Lowey coupe,starting in 1953 with the Star Light(pillared coupe) and the Starliner(Hardtop).These became the Speedster in 55,and the Hawks in 56,then GT's in 62

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                        • #13
                          GT's are hardtops, thus "K"

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                          63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
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