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Production numbers for 1963

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  • Production numbers for 1963

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm new to this site but have been a Studebaker fan for years. In fact I owned a 57 Golden Hawk about 20 years ago. I'm looking at purchasing a 63 Daytona 2 dr. ht. and I'm looking for production numbers. Is there a source for this information? This particular car is a V-8 4 speed. Would this be quite rare?
    Thanks for your help.
    Harvey

  • #2
    There were a goodly number of V8 4-spd cars built,
    What body style is it? There were hardtops, ragtops, 4-drs and wagons with the Daytona name that year.

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      If the V8 is an R1 or R2, along with the four speed, then it would be fairly rare. Be sure that the car is as built before shelling out big money for it.

      I deleted the majority of my initial response. Now that you have changed the model year and indicated the body style, what I initialy posted does not apply.

      There were 3763 1963 hardtops built. I owned a 1963 Daytona hardtop with a factory Skytop (large sliding vinyl sunroof). That was probably rarer than a V8 four speed, but I didn't consider it to be a rare car.

      Are you related to Exner, the Studebaker designer?
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Thanks! I'm still researching the car trying to get engine and trans numbers. It is a 2 dr. ht car but stupid me, I made a typo and the car is actually a 1963!
        Thanks
        Harvey

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        • #5
          AHA! When I re-read your initial post just now, I thought maybe I was losin' my noggin', given the response I posted yesterday.[:0] The "typo" made me give bad info.
          There would have been no 4-dr Daytonas in '63. And a 63 Daytona Hdtp, V8 4-spd is not that rare a car as these things go.
          Nice car, for sure - but there's lot's rarer editions of Studes in the postwar realm.[^]

          Miscreant at large.

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          1957 President 2-dr
          1955 President State
          1951 Champion Biz cpe
          1963 Daytona project FS
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by studegary

            There were 703 convertibles...
            And I have one of them!!!

            '63 Daytona Convertible

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            • #7
              I've got a mildly customized 63 hardtop that needs a home. No drivetrain but new paint and interior. It's a some assembly required kinda thing. It WAS a 4-spd and could be again. I've got a buildable V8/auto driveline that could go with it.

              Miscreant at large.

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President 2-dr
              1955 President State
              1951 Champion Biz cpe
              1963 Daytona project FS
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                I've got a mildly customized 63 hardtop that needs a home. No drivetrain but new paint and interior.
                I've seen Biggs' '63 hardtop. Very Nice! If I wasn't over my "limit" on Studebakers, I'd jump on it. Body, paint, and interior are the tough (and expensive) parts. The mechanical stuff is easy (and relatively inexpensive). Most projects are the other way around.

                -Dick-
                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  Please send a couple of pics along with price to exner@shaw.ca
                  Also your location.
                  Thanks
                  Harvey

                  quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                  I've got a mildly customized 63 hardtop that needs a home. No drivetrain but new paint and interior. It's a some assembly required kinda thing. It WAS a 4-spd and could be again. I've got a buildable V8/auto driveline that could go with it.

                  Miscreant at large.

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President 2-dr
                  1955 President State
                  1951 Champion Biz cpe
                  1963 Daytona project FS

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by studegary



                    Are you related to Exner, the Studebaker designer?
                    Not to my knowledge. There was another famous "Exner" who was rumored to be JFK's lover??? Not related to her either. My relatives were just poor dirt farmers from the prairies!

                    Is an R1 a 289 4bbl?
                    Thanks
                    Harvey

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                    • #11
                      Harvey,
                      An R1 is more than just a 4bbl on a 289. It's a 289 but it has a higher compression ratio and a different cam as well as a 4bbl.

                      Virgil Exner was the auto designer. He went on to design for Chrylser. He was responsible for all the huge-finned Mopars of the 50s and some of their uglies of the early 60s.[xx(]

                      Miscreant at large.

                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe
                      1957 President 2-dr
                      1955 President State
                      1951 Champion Biz cpe
                      1963 Daytona project FS
                      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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