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  • Bargain 1960 V8 convertible

    How could you go wrong at $4,300...or even less? Gee, I wish it was closer:

    http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...tml?refer=news

    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.

  • #2
    Bob maybe Eric DeRosa will comment on this one . He has been loosely looking for a 60 convert and found the owner of this car a little bitter about sending any pictures of the cars underside after telling Eric it needed some rebuilding . Maybe someone close car check it out in person and give an accurate evaluation . Ed

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Halibrand1 View Post
      Bob maybe Eric DeRosa will comment on this one. He has been loosely looking for a 60 convert and found the owner of this car a little bitter about sending any pictures of the cars underside after telling Eric it needed some rebuilding. Maybe someone close car check it out in person and give an accurate evaluation. Ed
      Was this the one, Ed? I thought there was a much rougher one for sale here several weeks ago that looked really bad and obviously needed some rebuilding. 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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      • #4
        Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
        How could you go wrong at $4,300...or even less? Gee, I wish it was closer:

        http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...tml?refer=news

        BP
        Bob,
        I saw the same Hemmings ad. The ad called it a project car, but looking at the pix, the car looks pretty sound. Just look at the interior. Anyway, it's too far away for me to consider. I hope someone gets a closer look at it and gives it a good home.
        Rog
        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
        Smithtown,NY
        Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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        • #5
          It certainly looks too good to be true for the asking price, but hey you never know, would recommend looking at in person....what's that old saying?
          Dan Peterson
          Montpelier, VT
          1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
          1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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          • #6
            It resembles Bob Kabchef's (sp) former Car.
            The Engine compartment is not too pretty and the loose wrong size battery is about to be taken out by the Fan! I wonder if a Battery Hold down could fix that?

            I guess if they did all that Resto over rust and Bondo it could be a problem but it sure does not look like it. It appears to be pretty nice, should be a DEAL!
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Yeah Bob, How could you even consider that car without the proper battery hold down:-)))?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by larkregal62 View Post
                Yeah Bob, How could you even consider that car without the proper battery hold down:-)))?
                We all have our price... 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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                • #9
                  As Ed George mentioned, I emailed the owner of the car and question, and followed up with the owner a few weeks later. Here is his email response:

                  After debating if I wanted to take on yet another project, I decided to call him a few weeks later in order to ask for pictures of the floors and torque boxes. He stated he would not provide pictures, as he didn't see the need to. He really seemed disinterested in working to sell the car. After a few more words, I quickly decided I was done chasing this car! Maybe someone in Arizona will have better luck.
                  Eric DeRosa

                  \'49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
                  \'63 R2 Lark (the money-pit-mobile)
                  \'60 Lark Convertible (project in waiting)

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                  • #10
                    Interesting, Eric; thanks. 'Sure wish it was closer; opinions of what constitute "rust" can vary all over the place depending on one's locale.

                    For those of us in the midwest / upper midwest / great lakes area.... 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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                    • #11
                      Yes Bob, you are correct, Arizona rust is much different than what we see here in the Midwest! That's really why I ultimately decided to call. Still, without pictures, count me out.

                      Too bad, as a V8 stick shift 'vert would be sweet.
                      Eric DeRosa

                      \'49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
                      \'63 R2 Lark (the money-pit-mobile)
                      \'60 Lark Convertible (project in waiting)

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                      • #12
                        I can hardly believe the comments here. How many times have these cars come up for sale and many will chime it to say, "if its too good to be true... blah blah blah." I cannot tell you how many times I have bought cars that appeared too good to be true, that turned out to be way better than advertised. I've bought and sold hundreds of cars through the years. If it weren't for the good deals like this, I could not have made any money at it.
                        This has all the appearance of being one of those great deals, just waiting for someone to snatch it up. $4300 for a running and driving rust bucket would probably sell in the midwest for this kind of money, and this one looks to be far from that. Shipping would not be prohibitive on a car this nice either. Get a convertible V8 Lark locally for $2500, then see how much it costs to get it running, painted, interior put in and still wait to have all the rust repaired. Sheesh.
                        sals54

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                        • #13
                          Sal,
                          while I respect your opinion, I don't think asking for photos before plucking down my money plus shipping is to much to ask for. Maybe you are more of a gambler than me. The car was $4,300 firm, plus around $1,450 shipping - I am not that big of a gambler.
                          Eric DeRosa

                          \'49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
                          \'63 R2 Lark (the money-pit-mobile)
                          \'60 Lark Convertible (project in waiting)

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                          • #14
                            If somebody wants a v8 3spd Lark convertible at that price point it might make sense to simply get on a plane and check it out. I bet the seller would be happy to pick a prospective buyer up and return him to the airport.
                            ed ellis

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                            the "SUPER COUPE"

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                            • #15
                              Pretty nice looking Lark. Surely there are some AZ members nearby. Green Valley is near Tucson, isn't it?
                              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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