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    I tend to not trust the generic old car books out...

    I tend to not trust the generic old car books out there, as I repeatedly have noted errors of fact in them. For me, for Studebaker numbers and authenticity, Fred Fox is the man!
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    75,377 Larks in the '63 model year per Fred Fox. ...

    75,377 Larks in the '63 model year per Fred Fox. Add in trucks, Hawks, and Avantis and you probably get Gary's number.
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    I personally wouldn't call the '59 Lark "luck". ...

    I personally wouldn't call the '59 Lark "luck". It was a product decision and the right one at the right time, after five or more years of shaky product decisions. Going into '60 with a four-door...
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    This reminds me that a late Caribbean convertible...

    This reminds me that a late Caribbean convertible (serial 5699-1258) was sold new by my small hometown dealer, Carl E. Filer Co., Greenville, PA.
    This was eighteen cars from the last Packard...
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    I think (MHO only) that some of Packard's...

    I think (MHO only) that some of Packard's financial issues in the V8 years were related to warranty costs due to mechanical and fit-and-finish problems, which hurt image in that price class. I...
  6. Another friendly bump. :)

    Another friendly bump. :)
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    What a good day! A fellow on my hometown's...

    What a good day!

    A fellow on my hometown's Facebook page recently posted that he found and bought a yardstick from Dart Chevrolet-Cadillac, where I about lived. I know we had one in my parent's...
  8. Bob, my guess is that John has had that piece...

    Bob, my guess is that John has had that piece since Sept. '63, but we'll let him chime in! :)

    Egbert was not at the Cleveland airlift my hometown dealer friend went to. At the podium they had a...
  9. I remember reading that Suslavich used to be with...

    I remember reading that Suslavich used to be with Chrysler and had something to do with the introduction of the Valiant.
  10. I was wrong on the guy in the center. I thought...

    I was wrong on the guy in the center. I thought he was Cliff MacMillan, but then thought the guy in the center seemed taller than MacMillan.

    Definitely Bender on the left and Minkel on the right....
  11. No takers yet? :)

    No takers yet? :)
  12. I should concede, that now I have a slight doubt...

    I should concede, that now I have a slight doubt as to who I think the gentleman in the center chair is. I still think I'm right, but less sure than the other two gentlemen. :)
  13. Avanti introduction footage to Dallas-area dealers, May 1962

    A hometown friend sent me this clip this morning. I had not seen it. I am aware that this is the way the Avanti was introduced, but it's cool to see the video.

    The three older men seated in...
  14. Friendly bump. :) It's on my calendar, and I...

    Friendly bump. :)

    It's on my calendar, and I live about an hour-and-fifteen-minutes away. Always a lot of Ohio cars there. Come on over!
  15. Thanks, Dave, I hope to see you there! I'm...

    Thanks, Dave, I hope to see you there! I'm planning on having my '66 Cruiser there, barring any unforseen things! Haven't had a chance to break it out of storage yet, with the relentless rainy...
  16. Good point Gary, although could "Kent, OH" be...

    Good point Gary, although could "Kent, OH" be called my hometown too since I've lived here since 1991? Just kiddin'; to me, "hometown" means 'where you grew up'.

    It is a distance from you there,...
  17. Greenville, PA Heritage Days Super Cruise, July 6

    Just a plug for my favorite hometown's wonderful annual car show during Greenville's "Heritage Days" weekend. Greenville is a small town of about 5,900 in NW PA, longtime home of Thiel College and...
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    When this car was on eBay a few years back, I...

    When this car was on eBay a few years back, I seem to remember that the original owner was a woman, and I'm thinking she had owned it a good while.
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    I'm pretty sure I remember this car on eBay...

    I'm pretty sure I remember this car on eBay probably five or more years ago. It was nice, on blackwall tires then, and whomever was the winning bidder decided to do a full-restoration or close to...
  20. If you bought this one in 2013, you would have...

    If you bought this one in 2013, you would have had it all restored by now: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...cruiser+skytop


    Not so sure about that, Craig! Would've been a sweetheart when...
  21. As an adult, I'm amazed when I think that those...

    As an adult, I'm amazed when I think that those things in WWII happened only one thin decade before I was born, not 150 or 200 years ago.

    It really wasn't all that long ago.
  22. Generally, I like two-doors in the '64 line...

    Generally, I like two-doors in the '64 line better, but in four-doors, I definitely prefer the '63. Something about the formal cut of the rear door, I really like.

    I'd love a '63 Cruiser with...
  23. The '64's get a lot of love, and I like them too,...

    The '64's get a lot of love, and I like them too, but the '63's have their charms!

    I always wished my old '63 Daytona Hardtop had the white seat inserts, instead of matching red inserts. I like...
  24. As far as production numbers--I did production...

    As far as production numbers--I did production order research, with my wife, on Avanti-powered '63 Skytops. There were 628 Avanti-powered two-door sedans, four-door sedans, and two-door hardtops. ...
  25. Things must be taught--but the student needs to...

    Things must be taught--but the student needs to want to learn the things, too.

    I think most ignorance of the kind displayed in the original post would be corrected if the person chose to read with...
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