This car isn’t “pink”, it’s officially Rose Mist Poly, come on, don’t call it pink! It’s a 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona and it’s listed on eBay with a current bid price of just over $1,500 but the reserve isn’t met. It had better not be at that price. This pink.. er.. I mean, rose mist poly Lark is located in Reisterstown, Maryland.
I think this is one fine-looking automobile. I don’t know if the Barn Finds family of readers are Studebaker fans, or Studebaker Lark fans, but I sure am. This grille is so detailed, so classy, so crisp and clean, like a well-tailored suit.
That’s such a great profile! I wish I had a profile like that. I can see a few wrinkles and dents/dings, but there isn’t much rust showing on this Lark. The seller says that it’s a “very solid California car.” It obviously needs a little work but hopefully there isn’t any hidden rust to deal with, just some metal magic and mechanical work.
This is only one of two interior photos, but they show nicely, if not maybe too close-up to see any general expanses of the space. There are all kinds of parts available to restore anything that this interior may need.
I’m assuming that at least the front seat bottoms are torn otherwise there’d be a photo of them. I like to think in worst-case-scenario terms when looking at vehicles online, it’s easier than going in like everything is perfect, especially when critical photos are missing, and then being disappointed when it shows up on the trailer a few days and $1,000 later.
As you can see, this 259 cubic-inch V8 has been modified to have the spark plugs on top of the intake manifold. No wait, what’s going on there?!.. Weird. The important thing is that the engine and engine compartment both look super clean and tidy and the seller says the “engine is the numbers matching original and will run.” This one should have had 180 hp and it doesn’t sound like it would take a lot of work to get it running fine again. This looks like a great car to me, are there any other fans of these V8 Larks?