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  • NY Times: "Opportunities at Entry Level of Collectibles" (Lark)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/au...ef=automobiles

  • #2
    It certainly is encouraging to know, per The New York Times, that "entry level cars run all the way up to $30,000."
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #3
      "...it's the North African souk of auctions..."
      Yep, it's the New York Times.

      Given their general anti-car attitude, I'm surprised the NYT would run an article like that.
      But they got one trhing right...Silver's is a great place for entry level cars and a few "just used cars"...i.e. semi-collectable newer cars.
      63 Avanti R1 2788
      1914 Stutz Bearcat
      (George Barris replica)

      Washington State

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      • #4
        Frumpy?

        "The frumpy Lark" eh?...Why I otta!!!!!!!

        They coulda, shoulda said: "The cute, roundy style, hottest selling 1959 Compact that started a revolution and a new direction in Automotive Size", but NO, we got THIS!
        Last edited by StudeRich; 01-17-2011, 02:07 PM.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          .........The frumpy Lark nearly saved Studebaker, but few people saved Larks........
          What they haven't taken into consideration is that the few of us that save Larks usually save alot of them.
          Skinny___'59 Lark VIII Regal____'60 Lark Marshal___

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          • #6
            To my eye, they are frumpy. That's exactly what I love about 'em- not like those slick Big 3 compacts I get some silly enjoyment from the weird looks as I toddle along in my Oasis Green 4 door 60 Lark VI

            Nice use of the word 'souk' though. I had to look that one up
            Proud NON-CASO

            I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

            If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

            GOD BLESS AMERICA

            Ephesians 6:10-17
            Romans 15:13
            Deuteronomy 31:6
            Proverbs 28:1

            Illegitimi non carborundum

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            • #7
              Gotta say, I liked the word 'frumpy' as well. Paints a picture in my mind. Sweet, little, old ladies with chocolate chip and sugar cookies are frumpy. The little ole lady who knocks out a bank robber with her purse is frumpy. I love frumpy.

              When my grandmother bought her 59 Lark, it was a perfect match. Her and her car. Her car and her grandkids.

              We need to bring frumpy back.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
                To my eye, they are frumpy.
                Some people just see things a WHOLE LOT differently!

                Everywhere I go in my Larks people say "what a CUTE Studebaker"!
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  "Visit my Studebaker website - updated often: http://www.studebakerguide.com"

                  I loved your web page . Nice and atractive
                  Congratulations

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                  • #10
                    Now, why didn't we think to coin and advertise, "WE INVENTED FRUMPY?" Darn!

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                    • #11
                      To be honest, Larks are more Aunt Bea than Linda Vaughn.

                      Nothing wrong with that.
                      63 Avanti R1 2788
                      1914 Stutz Bearcat
                      (George Barris replica)

                      Washington State

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                      • #12
                        Young people today call them "Old School" (which is a compliment)
                        Jon Stalnaker
                        Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sdude View Post
                          Young people today call them "Old School" (which is a compliment)
                          That's Great, but "Frumpy" is NOT. That is associated with: Funky, Odd, Strange, and Weird!
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                            That's Great, but "Frumpy" is NOT. That is associated with: Funky, Odd, Strange, and Weird!
                            You mean Studebakers aren't Funky, Odd, Strange, or Weird?

                            I've always thought Larks were "frumpy". They certainly aren't as slippery as a '53.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                              That's Great, but "Frumpy" is NOT. That is associated with: Funky, Odd, Strange, and Weird!
                              I'm pretty sure I've met that guy's description at more than one meet....maybe they meant the owner. <GGG>

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