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really cool looking cars for their time.
My Dad had a 53 just like the one in front. It was very fast. So fast he wrapped it around a tree after hitting a patch of "wet leaves".
You guys must be from NW Indiana as am I, because it's only us that hold on to the myth that these were cool cars. Looking back Studes were always behind in the styling department compare to the other automakers. Now if we're talking about Stude pick-up trucks I'll give you an argument. I always felt that if they kept that line going that they'd of okay over time
This guy, formerly from Maryland, now in Florida, believe these were cool cars. Also believe they were favored by drag strip guys for their aerodynamic styling, supposedly faster than the competition. Anyway I always thought they were cool, compared to some of the overdone styling with massive tail fins. Looking at you Dodge and Cadillac. Thanks for the great photos to CW
They still love them at Bonneville. They really were on to something with the lower, smoother styling.
My first car...bought in in 1963 for $50...drove it home. Had 1/2 tank of gas when purchased. Had it painted at Earl Scheib...Black...for $19.95. 256 CI "President V=8"...two speed Borg Warner Auto Tranny.
I really liked the Hawk and Avanti but I think the Lark is what ruined the company.
There is one of these for sale on 299e between Redding and Burney.