Studebaker Convertible

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Throughout the `50s and `60s, a few different models of Studebaker convertible were put on the market. One of the most successful of these was the Lark, a convertible with elegant styling, a rich look, and a top that folds down into the body of the car. Studebaker produced larks until the mid-1960s.

The Daytona and the Hawk are also classic Studebaker convertibles that were produced in the `60s. Both slightly larger than the Lark, and was styled to be a little less extravagant. By the mid-`60s, the Hawk had lost most of the aggressiveness that characterized `50s era Hawks, and was streamlined into a simple, elegant automobile.

Replacing Options for Studebaker Convertibles Tops

Replacement tops for all Studebaker convertibles are available in both pinpoint vinyl and Stayfast canvas. The Haartz Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive fabrics, manufactures both materials. Vinyl, which is generally a less expensive option, can offer an affordable alternative to canvas tops.

Pinpoint vinyl has a good wear rating, and is used on many different kinds of cars. Besides have a versatile appearance, it is available in many colors, which adds to its appeal. Stayfast canvas tops for Studebaker convertibles are available in 5 colors, and may be considered to be closer in appearance to the original Studebaker tops.


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