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  • Originally posted by Stu Chapman View Post
    To clarify some comments, yes it was possible for Hamilton to special order a car from South Bend at the time if for some reason certain options were not currently available in Hamilton. As previously noted this was a SR (sold rush) car and that could explain a special order.
    It would be very interesting to know just how many 1963 & 1964 Larks/Lark-types that were made in South Bend got sold new in Canada, even though they were being made in Hamilton. I really do wonder if a Standard or a Challenger made it to Canada, or an R-series 1963 Lark, as they weren't assembled in the Hamilton Plant, not to mention, black interior 1964 Lark-types.

    (If you recall any that stand out in your mind, reply in a new thread.)

    Craig

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    • Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
      It would be very interesting to know just how many 1963 & 1964 Larks/Lark-types that were made in South Bend got sold new in Canada, even though they were being made in Hamilton. I really do wonder if a Standard or a Challenger made it to Canada, or an R-series 1963 Lark, as they weren't assembled in the Hamilton Plant, not to mention, black interior 1964 Lark-types.

      (If you recall any that stand out in your mind, reply in a new thread.)

      Craig
      Sorry Craig, I don't believe such info is available anywhere.

      Stu Chapman

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      • Might have found another... The body tag was missing.

        Located in a Studebaker bone yard in the heart of Kentucky. Parts have been saved in the past and the frame might be destined to get a half-million mile Avanti back on the road.















        Last edited by 62champ; 12-29-2018, 07:19 PM.

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        • If that windshield is good save it
          it doesn’t look like it’s on the registry , so you’ve found another one .
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          • Originally posted by 2R5 View Post
            If that windshield is good save it
            it doesn’t look like it’s on the registry , so you’ve found another one .
            Bob, it's very hard to make out the serial number on my screen. Is it 64V6022?

            Stu Chapman

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            • Originally posted by Stu Chapman View Post
              Bob, it's very hard to make out the serial number on my screen. Is it 64V6022?

              Stu Chapman
              Not Bob, but that (64V6022) is what it looks like to me.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • Originally posted by studegary View Post
                Not Bob, but that (64V6022) is what it looks like to me.
                Thanks Gary. I'll look up the history on that car and post it later today.

                Stu Chapman

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                • That's one way to get a '64 Daytona convertible!

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                  • Originally posted by Stu Chapman View Post
                    Thanks Gary. I'll look up the history on that car and post it later today. Stu Chapman
                    Yes, Stu; that is certainly 64V6022. Original destination Illinois, Astra White with red interior and black top with individually-adjustable front seats. Original engine was 259 #VJ313, which has obviously been replaced with an earlier 289.

                    Body number should be 187. Since the Body Tag is missing, look for another 1964 Daytona convertible to show up somewhere, wearing this car's tag for whatever reason (like maybe a no-rust 1963 tub having been used to re-create this car...although if that were the case, you'd think the Serial Number tag would also be missing.) BP
                    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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                    • Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                      Yes, Stu; that is certainly 64V6022. Original destination Illinois, Astra White with red interior and black top with individually-adjustable front seats. Original engine was 259 #VJ313, which has obviously been replaced with an earlier 289.

                      Body number should be 187. Since the Body Tag is missing, look for another 1964 Daytona convertible to show up somewhere, wearing this car's tag for whatever reason (like maybe a no-rust 1963 tub having been used to re-create this car...although if that were the case, you'd think the Serial Number tag would also be missing.) BP
                      Obviously Bob you were studying the factory figures at the same time as I was, so here is some more information.

                      The car was built with automatic, power steering, bucket seats, tinted windshield, Climatizer, electric washer, undercoat, wheel discs, front seat belts.

                      This now brings the total units located to 168 or 23.9%. However 26.9% of South Bend units built have been identified. Thanks to Patrick Fuchs of Kentucky for locating this one. How many more are out there?

                      Stu Chapman

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                      • Originally posted by Stu Chapman View Post
                        Obviously Bob you were studying the factory figures at the same time as I was, so here is some more information.

                        The car was built with automatic, power steering, bucket seats, tinted windshield, Climatizer, electric washer, undercoat, wheel discs, front seat belts.

                        This now brings the total units located to 168 or 23.9%. However 26.9% of South Bend units built have been identified. Thanks to Patrick Fuchs of Kentucky for locating this one. How many more are out there?

                        Stu Chapman
                        Cool, Stu, but please double-check: I believe the car has Option #45; non-reclining, individually-adjustable front seats, rather than Option #44, non-reclining bucket seats.

                        (You know, if this car was a Duesenberg, it would get restored, rather than parted out.) BP
                        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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                        • Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                          Cool, Stu, but please double-check: I believe the car has Option #45; non-reclining, individually-adjustable front seats, rather than Option #44, non-reclining bucket seats.

                          (You know, if this car was a Duesenberg, it would get restored, rather than parted out.) BP
                          You are absolutely correct Bob. But then I have an excuse. My eyes are older than yours, therefore not quite as sharp. Happy New Year!

                          Stu Chapman

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                          • Think of all the convertibles that could be saved if new torque box rockers were available!

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                            • Originally posted by qsanford View Post
                              Think of all the convertibles that could be saved if new torque box rockers were available!
                              Hmm...., perhaps 3?
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                              • Between 1960 and 1964 production? I was figuring at least 5. Probably could save a few hardtops, too!

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