Street "sleeper" Studebaker Lark no. 2 1/2
Details: Lunati 00016 cam 284/284 adv. dur., 1.90/1.50 heads, Cloyes roller
chain, Scat crank, KB .030 over flattop pistons, Mallory Uni-Lite, Taylor
wires, Felpro gaskets, Hi-vo oil pump, Clevite bearings, custom driveshaft,
Sanden A/C compressor, USA made Classic evap., custom Goodyear a/c hoses.
Ranger discs and Monte Carlo calipers in front w/custom mounts, Jeep under
the floor master cylinder, all new brake lines and hoses.
Future mods as money allows: 2.02/ 1.60 195 cfm aluminum heads, roller
rockers, 3/8" pushrods, thinner head gaskets, long tube headers, rear
springs, Cal-Tracs, dual Eastwood m/c's mounted on firewall, suspended
brake pedal. Rehang the doors and new paint. That oughta do it! Art
1963 Studebaker Lark starts up
After 2 years of catch-as-catch-can work, the newly rebuilt engine in my
'63 Lark 2-door sedan fires up. Woo hoo... the sweet sound of s Studebaker
1965 Studebaker Cruiser
Car is for sale, watch for upcoming classified ad on ebay. Created on
August 27, 2011 using FlipShare.
1962 Studebaker Lark V8 (original) - in detail
At the time the Lark was conceived, Studebaker-Packard Corporation was
under a management contract with Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Company.
Studebaker-Packard had been losing money for years when company president
Harold Churchill came up with the idea of abandoning the full-size car
market in favor of building a new compact car that he hoped would save the
The Lark was ingeniously designed around the core bodyshell of the
full-sized 1953-1958 Studebakers. By reducing the front and rear overhangs
and shortening the wheelbase, the car could still seat six people
comfortably and hold a surprising amount of luggage. It was hoped that the
vehicle would save America's oldest vehicle manufacturer when it was
launched in the fall of 1958 as a 1959 model, much like the 1939 Studebaker
Champion had saved the company in the years prior to World War II. In fact,
it was the Champion which Churchill specifically took as his inspiration
for the Lark.
With its simple grille, minimal and tasteful use of chrome and clean lines,
the Lark "flew" in the face of most of the established "longer, lower and
wider" styling norms fostered by Detroit's "Big Three" automakers (General
Motors, Ford, and Chrysler). Studebaker's 1957-58 Scotsman had proved the
existence of a demand for a less-flashy automobile, and while the Lark was
not nearly so undecorated as the Scotsman, it was unmistakably purer of
line than anything Detroit would offer for 1959.
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Lark had the drop on the Falcon, Valiant and Corvair in that it hit the
market as a 1959 model, one year earlier than the offerings from the "big
3"! In addition, Lark offered a stationwagon and convertible version
besides the sedan! Larks continued through 1963, then underwent a name
change and finally were out of production during the 1966 model year. It's
really a shame..they offered a 6 and V8 and were competitive...too bad it
didn't last, the company that had started by making Conestoga wagons in the
Studebaker Woody Fastback Custom at SEMA from Eastwood
Check out this interview from SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas. The guys from
Eastwood get an up close look at the amazing '51 Stude Woody that was built
by Hill's Rod & Custom in California. It features incredible wood work as
well as a 390 cid Ford Edsel V8 with a rare injection system that was
designed by aircraft engineers and featured on the cover of Hot Rod
magazine in 1959. This was one of the most popular cars at SEMA and we're
sure you'll be impressed after you watch the video.
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your car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, powder coating
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and paint guns, specialty paints and coatings, metal fab tools and more!
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Studebaker 289 Twin Supercharged Paxton Novi 1000
Studebaker 289 bored to 299, 2 Paxton Novi 1000 Superchargers, Ross pistons, Howards Rods, Billet
Steel main caps, custom ground cam, Roller 1.7 rockers, Stainless Steel R3
Valves, Ported heads, Mallory dual point Distributor, Weber ALuminum
Flywheel, Hays Clutch, Tremec TKO 600 5 speed trans connected to the stude
bellhousing with an aluminum adapter plate, Edelbrock carb etc. etc.
The 1963 Avanti was the last ditch effort of Sherwood Egbert (his real
name) to rescue the faltering Studebaker. Once again, the company turned
to its ace in the hole, stylist Raymond Loewy, to conceive a car that would
miraculously turn things around. He rented a house in Palm Springs and
there with three young designers and with missionary zeal embarked on
creating something new and revolutionary. The result -- the Avanti, got
attention but didn't save the company. Studebaker was gone three years