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  • Originally posted by BRUCESTUDE View Post
    I never noticed this before, but the Lark coming towards the camera has an accessory driving light!
    I remember something about requiring a center mounted day/night light during that time period, but it never went over well. What I noticed was the flag at half-staff. Assuming the flag was raised and lowered daily in accordance with proper protocol, the 30 days of half-staff for JFK's death would have ended on Dec 21st, which might help date this photo. The photo in this article also has the flag at half-staff. https://www.southbendtribune.com/new...a4bcf6878.html

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    • Originally posted by studegary View Post
      I noticed that also. It is also missing its grille emblem.

      This picture looks familiar. Was this the last day of work in December 1963?
      Yes, as I recall this was the day they announced the plant closing.

      The Lark is like Rudolph, leading the lost men out of the plant. It must have been a solemn Christmas in South Bend that year.

      I was 9 years old when the plant closed. To this day I remember the announcement on the CBS news that evening and although I had no great attachment to Studebaker at that time I recall feeling bad that this country had lost a long time car manufacturer. Funny the things you remember.
      Last edited by dpson; 11-25-2017, 11:12 AM.
      Dan Peterson
      Montpelier, VT
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
      1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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      • Originally posted by Studedude View Post

        Frey Studebaker, Bloomington, IL
        I'm no expert on pre-war Studebakers, but is the car in the center of the photo a Studebaker?
        Dan Peterson
        Montpelier, VT
        1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
        1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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        • You are a Studebaker expert , cause they aint Studebakers !

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          • Vintage 1955 of the intersection of Fair Oaks and Colorado, looking N E. A two-fer even!Click image for larger version

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            • Originally posted by dpson View Post
              Yes, as I recall this was the day they announced the plant closing.

              The Lark is like Rudolph, leading the lost men out of the plant. It must have been a solemn Christmas in South Bend that year.

              I was 9 years old when the plant closed. To this day I remember the announcement on the CBS news that evening and although I had no great attachment to Studebaker at that time I recall feeling bad that this country had lost a long time car manufacturer. Funny the things you remember.
              I believe this memorable image to be Dec 9th & the last day. I still have my cablegram copy signed by Byers Burlingame dated Dec 9th also. Each employee at our Melbourne assy plant for Studebaker received one.

              \"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER\"
              MELBOURNE.

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              • Originally posted by dpson View Post
                I'm no expert on pre-war Studebakers, but is the car in the center of the photo a Studebaker?
                Car in the centre of the picture is a 1931 Hudson.

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                • Photo dated August 1967
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                    Dave Lester

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                    • #9804 - A six cylinder with Twin Traction.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • Click image for larger version

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                        Far left between the ford and Pontiac.

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                        • Originally posted by fatboylust View Post
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                          Far left between the ford and Pontiac.
                          That is some parking lot with a 1958 Edsel, 1958 Pontiac Bonneville hardtop and 1957 & 1958 Ford Thunderbirds.
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • Originally posted by fatboylust View Post
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                            Far left between the ford and Pontiac.
                            How 'bout across the street: two cars to the left of the white Dodge(?) business coupe. I see a '49 Starlight coupe. Also see a DKW hardtop two car to the right of the dodge.
                            KURTRUK
                            (read it backwards)




                            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                            • Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                              Starlight coupe in the background.
                              KURTRUK
                              (read it backwards)




                              Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                              • 9806 was taken looking in almost the same direction but on the other side of Bunker Hill in Down town L.A. From #9698 on page 243. Those parking lots were for lawyers and others that were going to the courts or the hall of records.

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