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Sliding roof.....

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  • Sliding roof.....

    For all you body type gurus.

    Took the Conestoga to the NHRA Museum Cruise night. Met a guy with 7 or 8 Studes.

    He said he's got a 61 (or 62) sliding roof Lark sedan..........
    NOT a wagon. The roof slides from the front to the rear. No welds, no bondo, so apparently not an add-on.
    Seemed like a nice guy, we exchanged numbers, so maybe I'll see it some day.

    Any ideas what he may have?


    Sorry, didn't know whether to put this in here or the other section!

  • #2
    Yeah - a Skytop option. We'd call it a sunroof, if you will.

    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
      From a 1961 brochure:
      http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/skytop.jpg

      Dwain G.

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      • #4
        Cool....thanks guys.

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        • #5
          Skytops were available from the 1961 through 1963 model years. I have owned 1961 and 1963 Skytop hardtops. A friend of mine bought a 1961 Skytop sedan new. It is a vinyl material that pushes back. It is normally referred to as a Skytop or a sunroof. I have never before heard of it as a "sliding roof." The sliding roof description is usually for 1963-1966 Wagonaires with a steel panel that slides forward.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            For more info on Studebaker Skytops, go here: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html

            If you know anyone who has a Skytop car, please either point them toward the website, or email me with their name/address/email address.

            Thanks, Paul
            r1lark@aol.com
            Paul
            Winston-Salem, NC
            Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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