1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona "289 OHV 4 speed Manual Hardtop"
1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona. Early 60's Hardtop gasser with the original
studebaker 289 OHV motor and T10 4 speed manual on the floor. This Stud
also features dual 2 chamber flowmasters with Exhaust knockouts located up near the front
fenders. This is a VERY rare car, and i've yet to see another one like
Brenda's Studebaker burns it up!
OK in most sports men and women compete separately, segregated. But in
motor sports that's not the case, two cars, two drivers face off and may
the best person win. But there is more to racing than just competing. This
is Brenda in her Studebaker. She's a trophy winner with her Model-T.
Our Studebaker Lark 1960 firing up for first trip around the block in 6 years.
Our 1960 Studebaker Lark VII. Its been sitting in the garage for around 6
years in bare metal condition. We took all the chrome off in the hopes we
were going to eventually repaint it and fix its minor problems. We just
dont hav ethe money or time at this point in our lives so we fired her up
for one last trip around the block before we sell her. By the way, if
ANYONE is interested and can make it to the portland oregon area....we are
selling it! 1960 Studebaker lark 259 V8 automatic. $2500 OBO.
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.