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Published on Sep 18, 2013
The introduction of the Studebaker Lark in 1959 did indeed set in motion for presenting the smaller car trend in America. Ford Falcon, Chevy Corvair, Olds F-85, Pontiac Tempest, Buick Skylark, are just some of the rising small car offerings. But the Lark sold so well that Studebaker saw it's first profit in five years. The '60 Lark retained it's basic design but added some new trim and different grille inserts. Studebaker also provided a new Lark convertible and the new Champ pickup truck. Studebaker Larks were a consistent Mobilgas Economy Run winner and even V8 Larks averaged 22 mpg. The Lark has that European look to it especially with that Mercedes like grille. Larks came in 2 and 4 door sedans, hardtop coupe and station wagons. This VI model would cost about $1,976 for the 2 door as shown here. Factory engines for the Lark were an L-6, 169 cid with 90 hp., or V8, 259 cid with either 180 hp or 195 hp. The Lark in this video has been updated somewhat with a 5.0 litre Avanti engine implanted and those mod wheels which curiously have the " S " Studebaker logo in the hub, plus updated upholstery on the seats.. The air conditioner could be after market unit. Anyway, it shows itself to be a good representative of what the Lark looked like in 1960. Thanks very much for viewing this good looking 1960 Studebaker Lark.