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Old 12-27-2019   #1921
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1959 Studebaker Lark, taken with iPhone XSMax Cañon City, CO, September 2019

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Old 12-27-2019   #1922
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I thought the Studebaker Lark was ugly in its day, but I rather like it now.


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Old 12-28-2019   #1923
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I thought the Studebaker Lark was ugly in its day, but I rather like it now.


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I doubt I will live long enough to grow fond of this mishmash. Studebaker had some occasional excellent design work done by the redoubtable Raymond Loewy, but the Lark plainly wasn’t one of those occasions.
As they say, beauty may only be skin deep, but ugly cuts straight to the bone.
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It's still pretty hideous.
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Old 12-28-2019   #1926
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1959 Studebaker Lark, taken with iPhone XSMax Cañon City, CO, September 2019
The Lark was the first car I owned... leaked like a sieve when it rained and the gas gauge was broken... paid about USD 100 for it in the 60s. Got me back and forth to university for a couple of years... no fond memories and at the time I was glad to move on. At graduation bought a brand new Chev Blazer at the ridiculous price of USD 2,400.

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Sorry, David... while the Citroën is unique in some respects, I don't think it's any more attractive than the Studebaker! And for a "go your own way" vehicle, I'd prefer a SAAB 900.
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It's still pretty hideous.
At least you can see out all around and see the corners from the drivers seat. That ought to count for something.
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^ And I thought that was the reason for the Pacer , Peter
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Sorry, David... while the Citroën is unique in some respects, I don't think it's any more attractive than the Studebaker! And for a "go your own way" vehicle, I'd prefer a SAAB 900.
I have to disagree with you there, Doug. I think the old Citroën is as beautiful as it is unique!

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Sorry, David... while the Citroën is unique in some respects, I don't think it's any more attractive than the Studebaker! And for a "go your own way" vehicle, I'd prefer a SAAB 900.
Well, um, it's about style and the French had it nailed with the ID/DS 19/21/23 etc.

What gets me really going is the BMC one that eventually became the Citroen GS. Trouble is, I can't even find a picture of it these days but it was really something swish.

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It's still pretty hideous.
Never meant to start a controversy!

Lot of nice old cars in Colorado. Not sure what their secret is. I give the Lark a lot of props for still being here, as it's just one year newer than me. Probably be here after I'm gone. As for my 2004 GMC Yukon hoop'd truck, it's got one foot in the grave!
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Hi,

Brain fade has struck but I think it was a replacement for the Austin/Morris 1800's and one was made or a mock-up. Anyway, it didn't go into production and I thought Citroen either recommissioned it or else were impressed by it when designing the GS1220. The latter was a beautiful car to drive but didn't half rust...

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I think you may be thinking of the Pininfarina design for a replacement for the 1100, commissioned by Issigonis but went nowhere after the creation of BL. That was based on the Pininfarina Berlina Aerodynamica based on the 1800.

https://www.landcrab.net/mainframes/...farina1800.htm

These all post date the closure of the Citroen Slough factory, but the Bijou is an intriguing example of something advanced coming out of Slough, a place normally associated with adding wood to dashboards etc to make Citroens more amenable to conservative British tastes!
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I think you may be thinking of the Pininfarina design for a replacement for the 1100, commissioned by Issigonis but went nowhere after the creation of BL. That was based on the Pininfarina Berlina Aerodynamica based on the 1800.

https://www.landcrab.net/mainframes/...farina1800.htm

These all post date the closure of the Citroen Slough factory, but the Bijou is an intriguing example of something advanced coming out of Slough, a place normally associated with adding wood to dashboards etc to make Citroens more amenable to conservative British tastes!
Yes! That's it and it was turned down...

As for the British plank school of design, best to say nowt. Although they did mean you could replace the plank and put all or extra instruments where you wanted them.

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Out to Lunch, on Flickr. A restored Lambro 550. As of 1965, some 35.000 were made in Italy of which 17.000 were exported to Turkey and Vietnam.
AKA 'the poor man's taxi', they were a popular means of transportation. I found this one on new year's day in Thu Thiem, district 2, Saigon. Fuji X-H1 -
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Old 01-04-2020   #1939
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Old 01-04-2020   #1940
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Old 01-05-2020   #1942
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Old 01-05-2020   #1943
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Yokosuka Mike--NEVER too much! Nice pix--thanks!
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Agreed. Not nearly too much in this case. So nice to see those preserved.
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Hardly. By the way, do you have any additional information regarding the display? Thanks for sharing!
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Hardly. By the way, do you have any additional information regarding the display? Thanks for sharing!
Guth, my wife and I just happened to wander by this one day publicity event for the "Ford Vs. Ferrari" movie. This is one of the reasons why I love the city of Yokohama so much, there’s always something going on! These are the last few pictures I have from the event. By-the-way, it got a little loud when they started up some of the engines.

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Great display, Mike, thanks! I note that all the Mustangs seem to have the same brand/type aftermarket wheels.
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Likely all Torq Thrust magnesium “mag” wheels by American Racing.
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second post up ^^ Lovely white Alfa Giulia... Always wanted one but it never happened.

That curved intersection with Penny's Diner to the right has been very productive for you, Mike!
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Amazing assortment of vehicular niceness in Yokahama. Though am guessing that the Cord requested a few posts ago won’t show up.
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Doug, Larry, thank you for the kind comments.

Doug, the curve by Penny’s Dinner is perfect (IMO) for photographing moving vehicles (cars, motorcycles, bicycles). Near the end of the curve is a spot where I can sit on the curb and shoot away somewhat unseen and from a nice low-to-the-ground perspective.

Although, people who do notice me sitting there with my camera look at me like I’m some kind of a nut job. Maybe I am!

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