|The Studebaker Skytop Registry|
Skytop Pictures - Ads, Brochures, & Factory Photos
|The two Skytop Pictures pages are a 'first shot' at presenting the huge number of Skytop
images that have been collected in the past 5 years. If the image was
provided by a specific person or Internet source, that is noted with
the picture. On most images, the smaller image can be clicked to open a
new window with a larger sized image. |
course, any Skytop contributions are always welcome!! Cars you own,
cars you owned years ago, ads, factory photos, etc. If you have an
image to contribute, please email us at email@example.com
|Studebaker Skytop 'Factory' Pictures, Brochures, and Ads|
1961 -----------An elegant 1961 Lark Hardtop, contributed by Richard Quinn:
1961 four-door.....could this be the Engineering-built 1961 Regal
prototype that Ed Reynolds talks about on the 'Skytop
unusual 1961 item, from the Richard Quinn Collection, showing a Lark
Hardtop in a beautiful marina setting, on the cover of the June 1961
Studebaker News. (The cover description from inside the June 1961 issue
is shown at the right.) Note the similarity to the November 1961
Studebaker News article further down the page.......same picture, but
with the bulk of the car cropped out so it's harder to tell that it's a
beautiful photo of what appears to the be the same '61 Lark VI
four-door as several of the other photos.......in a playground scene.
Compare the woman and little girl with the photo of this same car in
the lake scene. This photo, along with many other unique items, was
contributed by Studebaker historian Richard Quinn.
A scan from a factory brochure showing a beautiful Autumn Haze-color '61 Lark hardtop, contributed by Michael Bostedt:
green 1962 Daytona Hardtop from the '62 Factory brochure, courtesy of
Michael Bostedt. This same picture was used in several of the '62
great article from the November 1961 Studebaker News, from the Richard
Quinn Collection, describing the Skytop option available for 1962 Lark
sedans and hardtops:
From the '1962 Lark Taxi by Studebaker' Canadian brochure (F1207C), a Special Deluxe Lark "Sky-Top" Taxi is shown as an option. Note that this same picture appears in the 'New Purpose-Built LARK TAXI' USA brochure PD
62-03, with the heading, but the following description - "Get the full
beauty treatment with small extra cost - full trim outside, and special
sunroof (optional) which slides open over driver's & passenger's
compartment! It's the dream cab of all time - particularly, profitwise!"
A unique advertisement (yes, I know it's not "factory") from Rexall Drugs, contributed by Michael Bostedt. Note that the contest is over, so please do not try to enter.......
colorful factory advertisement, this one appearing in LIFE magazine,
showing a 1962 Lark Daytona Skytop. Image courtesy of Michael Bostedt:
The back page of the 1962 'large' factory brochure PD-62-08 featured an unusual view of this Lark Hardtop:
A scan from the 1962 'medium' size factory brochure PD-62-09 -- 'big car comfort'.......and lots of headroom with a Skytop:
one of the most beautiful Studebaker factory photographs.......this is
a scan of the Daytona Hardtop section of the 'large' 1963 factory
brochure (PD 63-14). This same image was used in several brochures and
a postcard also. The facing page of the brochure with details (and
another view of a Skytop roof) is just below. Note the move from
predominately illustrations in the 1962 brochures, to many more
photographs in the 1963 brochures.
information from the 1963 Studebaker 'Features and Facts Folio'
(sometimes referred to as a "Dealer Fact Book"). Note the unusual use
of the hyphen in Sky-Top.
'collage' of factory black & white photos of a 1963 Daytona Hardtop
with Skytop. Unfortunately, we at this time do not have access to
originals of these photos to provide high resolution, large images.
not a Skytop-specific item, but a neat item anyway. This is a foil-type
sticker apparently used by Studebaker salesmen, and is shown actual
A colorful partial scan of 1961 brochure PD-61-15:
appears to be the same picture as in the left column, but with the
background and lady airbrushed out, from the Richard Quinn Collection:
description from inside the June 1961 Studebaker News, detailing the
cover picture shown at the left. Courtesy of the Richard Quinn
Neat factory ad featuring a '61 Lark from the April 1961 issue of MOTOR, courtesy of Paul Warta:
Budd Company (who supplied some major body stampings to Studebaker)
advertisement, using the same 1962 Daytona and occupants as to the
left. This image was provided by Michael Bostedt:
A 1962 Regal Hardtop from the '62 Factory brochure (PD-62-08):
Another great article from the Studebaker News, this time Dec '61, from the Richard Quinn Collection:
great factory advertisement for a 1962 Daytona, with an unique setting.
Is that Mr. Ed at the top of the ad? It doesn't say so, but remember
that Studebaker was sponsoring the Mr. Ed TV show in '62. Image
courtesy of Michael Bostedt.
The same drawing of this green Daytona Hardtop was used in several of the '62 factory brochures:
Alan Young and
Connie Hines, the stars of CBS-TV's "Mr. Ed" show, with the '62 Lark
Skytop. As Mr. Ed would say, "It's plain good horse sense to see,
price and test-drive the one car that offers Big Car Comfort at compact
prices - the beautifully styled '62 Lark by Studebaker. It's a real
scan of a 1962 Hardtop at a marina, from the 'Special Report on the '62
Lark by Studebaker', PD 62-23. (Compare this picture with the pictures
above from the June & November 1961 issues of Studebaker News.)
An invitation card to the 1962 Lark 'special preview showing'........not Skytop specific, but still neat!
great factory 'Press Release' photo of a 1963 Daytona Hardtop, with the
narrative from the Studebaker Public Relations Department immediately
below. This image was taken from an original photo loaned by Bill
A factory photo, in black & white, of a 1963 Daytona Hardtop. This photo was used in numerous factory items in 1963:
image below was not originally a Skytop item.....the seldom-seen
factory ad is real, but the Skytop was added by Matthew Burnette using
PhotoShop. It is a unique ad, and the car looks so much better with the
Coming Soon........pictures of surviving Skytops on the 'Skytop Pictures - Surviving Cars' page!!
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