Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

First Gen Lark sought

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • First Gen Lark sought

    Spring cleaning time?

    I have a friend without internet access (he's a bit curmudgeonly), who is looking for a first gen Lark that has Tahiti Coral, Flamingo or another pastel-shaded finish. He cares less about mechanical shape than the body and is willing to look at any and all in number 3 condition or above. Location: Detroit.


  • #2
    I think you know about my '59 already~

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3173[1].jpg
Views:	1
Size:	89.1 KB
ID:	1704364
    Yes- she's still for sale 'as is' at a very nice (negotiable) price of $999.

    But now there is a third '59 Regal in the family~

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3211[1].jpg
Views:	1
Size:	98.3 KB
ID:	1704363
    That one has a six/od and may or may not be on the market soon...

    All I need to know is what your idea of 'condition three' is.
    Neither car currently runs if that matters.
    StudeDave '57
    US Navy (retired)

    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
    SDC Member since 1985

    past President
    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
    San Diego Chapter SDC

    past Vice President
    San Diego Chapter SDC
    North Florida Chapter SDC

    Comment


    • #3
      Really a tough call, but I'd say that 6 cyl. would be nice to get a hold of, not knowing interior condition though it catches My Eye.

      Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
      I think you know about my '59 already~

      [ATTACH=CONFIG]52497[/ATTACH]
      Yes- she's still for sale 'as is' at a very nice (negotiable) price of $999.

      But now there is a third '59 Regal in the family~

      [ATTACH=CONFIG]52496[/ATTACH]
      That one has a six/od and may or may not be on the market soon...

      All I need to know is what your idea of 'condition three' is.
      Neither car currently runs if that matters.
      Joseph R. Zeiger

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
        Really a tough call, but I'd say that 6 cyl. would be nice to get a hold of, not knowing interior condition though it catches My Eye.
        It's actually pretty nice inside, but we have yet to clean it up.
        However since the Lark VI is my brother's car~ I will not be posting any more pics just yet.

        Sorry.


        StudeDave '57
        StudeDave '57
        US Navy (retired)

        3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
        SDC Member since 1985

        past President
        Whatcom County Chapter SDC
        San Diego Chapter SDC

        past Vice President
        San Diego Chapter SDC
        North Florida Chapter SDC

        Comment


        • #5
          I am selling this one on ebay.
          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Lark-/152021799704?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2365349318:g:xREAAOSwYlJW5J-~&item=152021799704

          Comment


          • #6
            really, really nice car William. I wonder what Studebaker was thinking putting a 120mph speedo in it though? Honestly, this car doesn't have even a breath of a prayer to make 120mph! Looks impressive in the dash though. Sweet little car. I'd bet she was originally purchased for a sweet sixteen girl. Just has that look.
            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

            Comment


            • #7
              Thank you Studeclunker she is a nice little car. Don't really want to see her go but I have to many cars. And she deserves a good home with some one that knows what she is. 120mph not even dawn hill.

              Comment


              • #8
                Actually, 120 MPH IS possible.
                120 MPH = 10,560 FPM
                26.9" Dia tire= 7.0404 ft/rev
                10560/7.0424=1499.4888 RPM
                1499.4888x 3.31=4963 RPM

                26.9" Dia tire, 3.31 Rear gears, 1:1 transmission ratio = 4963 engine RPM

                I've been VERY close to it in my 59 Lark w/ 259 and 4V, AT. I ran out of road.
                Dis-Use on a Car is Worse Than Mis-Use...
                1959 Studebaker Lark VIII 2DHTP

                Comment


                • #9
                  could'a had a V8

                  Originally posted by studeclunker View Post
                  Honestly, this car doesn't have even a breath of a prayer to make 120mph!
                  Maybe they did that to remind you that a V8 has all that and more...

                  But seriously- you don't really think they should'a had a different speedo for the cars with a six do you? They hadn't done it before- why would they start with the Lark...?






                  StudeDave '57
                  StudeDave '57
                  US Navy (retired)

                  3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                  SDC Member since 1985

                  past President
                  Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                  San Diego Chapter SDC

                  past Vice President
                  San Diego Chapter SDC
                  North Florida Chapter SDC

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    There's a nice one available in Olympia WA, but it may have some engine issues.

                    http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/5469465944.html
                    Mark L

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I have a nice,solid, lo mile '60 fodo w/V8 transplant. Lt tan now, but paint it whatever pastel color you like. $1800. can deliver to SB in May.
                      Barry'd in Studes

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        My friend--James Estabrook, btw--wanted me to thank you for all the prospects you have provided him with. While he is looking for a #3 (his take on this is a no-rust, currently running and driving but not show ready ride), he has been quite happy to get a gander at all of these. When he makes a move, you'll get a pm. Thanks, again!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by drpreposterous View Post
                          While he is looking for a #3 (his take on this is a no-rust, currently running and driving but not show ready ride), he has been quite happy to get a gander at all of these. When he makes a move, you'll get a pm. Thanks, again!
                          So now I have a target to aim for...

                          Thank you for clarifying.






                          StudeDave '57
                          StudeDave '57
                          US Navy (retired)

                          3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                          SDC Member since 1985

                          past President
                          Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                          San Diego Chapter SDC

                          past Vice President
                          San Diego Chapter SDC
                          North Florida Chapter SDC

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            When we say "first gen Larks" do we include 61?
                            Let the debate begin!
                            Mike Davis
                            Regional Manager, North Carolina
                            1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I think so. It takes you a half moment to discern a '61 from '59 or '60 (unless you're staring at the dash). Much bigger change between '61-'62 then in previous year. Even though Skybolt begins with '61...

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X