Acres of Studebaker Cars, Trucks, and Parts

If you drive up to Sonora, California, you’ll find a graveyard of nothing but Studebakers, largely from the 1950s and 1960s. The owner’s father began a love affair with the vehicles in 1959 and – since then – more… more»

Rare Drop Top: 1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible

The front cover of the 1960 Studebaker Lark sales booklet is a curious one. The atmospheric nighttime photo shows a well-to-do couple (he’s in a tux, she’s in a flowing red evening dress) casually leaning against a Jonquil Yellow… more»

289-Powered Compact Cruiser: 1964 Studebaker Daytona

There seem to be numerous automakers who had success stories followed by a downfall, but probably not too many with roots dating all the way back to the mid-nineteenth century, as that’s when Studebaker was founded primarily to build… more»

BF Auction: 1962 Studebaker Lark

It is generally acknowledged that “The Big Three” have tended to be the market leaders with new and innovative models released for the North American market. However, they have sometimes had to play second fiddle to a motoring minnow… more»

Sliding Roof! 1964 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire

In its waning years, what Studebaker didn’t have in terms of resources, it made up for in spirit. The company kept trying “new” things, like the Hawks in the 1950s and the Avanti in the 1960s. They also introduced… more»

Bargain Bird: 1963 Studebaker Lark

Studebaker was struggling to survive in the early 1960s – a form of déjà vu all over again. The company had escaped financial ruin only a few years earlier when it merged with Packard. Well-heeled competitors Ford and Chevy… more»

50k Mile-Cruiser: 1960 Studebaker Lark

Studebaker merged with Packard in 1954 to help preserve both brands. Yet by 1958, Packard was all but gone and Studebaker-Packard Corp. was hanging on by a thread. Enter the Lone Ranger, aka the Lark, a new compact that… more»

Affordable Classic? 1960 Studebaker Lark VI

Sometimes it seems like an impossible mission. Some enthusiasts wish to park a classic in their garage but finding an affordable option that doesn’t require significant work can be the equivalent of spotting an automotive unicorn. For someone searching… more»

Take Your Pick: Studebaker Assortment

Located in a field near Greenville, North Carolina lies a “collection” of Studebaker cars and one truck. They’re all from the 1950s and 1960s and how they came together here isn’t known. They’ve been sitting outside since they were… more»

1 of 110: 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona R2

Even though Studebaker’s finances were growing thin by the 1960s, they still developed some great cars before ceasing operations in 1966. The Avanti and the Gran Turismo are two examples. Add to this list would be the supercharged Lark… more»

Rare Retractable Roof: 1964 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire

Merriam-Webster defines a Lark as either: A chiefly Old World ground-dwelling songbird or, A source of, or quest for amusement or adventure. My thought is Studebaker’s intention was the latter definition and not the former. Especially when you consider… more»

Needs Completing: 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona

To see an old classic like this 1963 Lark Daytona sitting neglected and unloved, you would be forgiven for thinking that you would be facing a mountain of work before the car was ever going to fire a shot… more»

R2 Clone: 1963 Studebaker Lark

Update – The seller has updated their ad to state that this Lark is an R2 clone. It’s supercharger is stated to be a McCullough blower. In 1963 Studebaker added the R1 and R2 engine options to the vehicle range,… more»

This Bird Will Fly: 1959 Studebaker Lark

We only recently saw a very nice 1960 Studebaker Lark appear on Barn Finds, that was such a good deal it evidently sold right away. Here we have another Lark, this one is a first year 1959 six cylinder,… more»