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    I bought a 63 Cruiser today that had been sitting for 2-3 years. The owner had bought it for 4K or so fixed it up a bit and drove it daily for about a while until a short circuit burned a inch or so of the wiring to the battery terminal on the ignition switch. He never got around to fixing it, and the car sat. He e-mailed me a few months back to offer me the car at under what he paid, but I'm not that fond of four doors and passed. Then he e-mailed again with a price close to it's value in parts and I drove up to take a look.

    I found a car that had been loved for most of it's life, lots of literature, old photos, receipts and the like. As recently as 4 years ago, the car was a real looker, but it's a little sad now. Damp carpets that never dry out, tree sap and the rest have made the poor old gal look pretty sad. Luckily he gave me a good deal on the car because I felt so sorry for the damn think sitting on a side street, under a tree. A nice bonus was the Avanti 4 barrel setup, windshield kit and some odds and ends I got with the car. ( Even got a set of Hawk fins and some hub caps.) The R1 air cleaner and the rest are on ebay already. ( except the fins)

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

    JDP Maryland

  • #2
    Is it getting parted out or are you making it a driver?

    __________________________________

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


    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
    http://georgiastudebaker.com/


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    • #3
      Is it getting parted out or are you making it a driver?

      __________________________________

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


      http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
      http://georgiastudebaker.com/


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      • #4
        Hell no, I'm not parting it out, I swear the car was whimpering at me as I was looking her over. I'll get it running, driving, clean it up a bit and find it a happy home.

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

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          Hell no, I'm not parting it out, I swear the car was whimpering at me as I was looking her over. I'll get it running, driving, clean it up a bit and find it a happy home.

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

          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            Those little Larks will do that to ya, huh?

            __________________________________

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


            http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
            http://georgiastudebaker.com/


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            • #7
              Those little Larks will do that to ya, huh?

              __________________________________

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


              http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
              http://georgiastudebaker.com/


              Comment


              • #8
                If it was not for the folder with every piece of paper from the day it left the dealers, I might have walked away, but that sort of stuff floats my boat.

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

                JDP Maryland

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                • #9
                  If it was not for the folder with every piece of paper from the day it left the dealers, I might have walked away, but that sort of stuff floats my boat.

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

                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    Good for you John! I'm not looking for another, but although I like '64 two-doors the best of any "Larks", in four-doors I like '63's best. Something about the cut of that rear door that says "'75 Seville" or "'77 Caprice Classic" to me--both cars I think look stately.

                    Bill Pressler
                    Bill Pressler
                    Kent, OH
                    (formerly Greenville, PA)
                    Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                    Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                    1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                    1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                    All are in Australia now

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                    • #11
                      Good for you John! I'm not looking for another, but although I like '64 two-doors the best of any "Larks", in four-doors I like '63's best. Something about the cut of that rear door that says "'75 Seville" or "'77 Caprice Classic" to me--both cars I think look stately.

                      Bill Pressler
                      Bill Pressler
                      Kent, OH
                      (formerly Greenville, PA)
                      Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                      Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                      1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                      1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                      All are in Australia now

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                      • #12
                        Just went though some of the paper work with the car, any names sound familiar ?

                        Sold new 11-6-62 by Ed Potter Inc in Columbus Ohio to Robert Frazier in Dresden Oh.for $3315 (Paid $2500 in cash/55 President trade)
                        Sold to Judi Pickering in the late 60's ( Newark Oh.)
                        Sold to Tom Powell in 1980 (Newwark Oh.)
                        Sold at auction in 1991 for $2200 with 68,000 miles on her to Ann Holman.
                        Sold by Phil Stallings Classic cars for $4500 in 1998 to Tim Davis

                        Then I bought it, now with about 72,000 miles


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

                        JDP Maryland

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Just went though some of the paper work with the car, any names sound familiar ?

                          Sold new 11-6-62 by Ed Potter Inc in Columbus Ohio to Robert Frazier in Dresden Oh.for $3315 (Paid $2500 in cash/55 President trade)
                          Sold to Judi Pickering in the late 60's ( Newark Oh.)
                          Sold to Tom Powell in 1980 (Newwark Oh.)
                          Sold at auction in 1991 for $2200 with 68,000 miles on her to Ann Holman.
                          Sold by Phil Stallings Classic cars for $4500 in 1998 to Tim Davis

                          Then I bought it, now with about 72,000 miles


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

                          JDP Maryland

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                          • #14
                            I'll attempt to pass some of those names on to some of the central OH folks I know in our Ohio Region SDC. The original owner from Dresden...this is a very small town that became the home of Longaberger baskets...somewhat tourist-y now because of Longaberger; I've been there.

                            Bill Pressler
                            Kent, OH
                            Bill Pressler
                            Kent, OH
                            (formerly Greenville, PA)
                            Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                            Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                            1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                            1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                            All are in Australia now

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                            • #15
                              I'll attempt to pass some of those names on to some of the central OH folks I know in our Ohio Region SDC. The original owner from Dresden...this is a very small town that became the home of Longaberger baskets...somewhat tourist-y now because of Longaberger; I've been there.

                              Bill Pressler
                              Kent, OH
                              Bill Pressler
                              Kent, OH
                              (formerly Greenville, PA)
                              Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                              Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                              1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                              1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                              All are in Australia now

                              Comment

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