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RealRides of WNY - 1963 Studebaker

April 18, 2019

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Studebaker

Day 4 of Wagon Week…

The all-new 1963 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire was unique in the American market with its sliding roof panel which could help owners accommodate… what? A small refrigerator? A potted palm? Or maybe, as was suggested in the brochure photo seen below, a safe place for the kids to stand when the parents park in the middle of a poison ivy patch, Lol… The Lark station wagon was available in three trims — base, Regal, and Daytona, in six or V-8 versions; and starting mid-year, Studebaker also offered the Wagonaire with a non-opening solid steel roof for about $100 less (bottom photo), but only for model year 1963. Saw this modified black example from Ontario a couple of summers ago at a Studebaker swap meet in Dunkirk.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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