American Classic Cars
2282 Arrow Hwy
La Verne, CA
La Verne, CA
1963 STUDEBAKER LARK DAYTONA T-1295 The Studebaker Lark is a compact car that was produced by Studebaker from 1959 to 1966. From its introduction in early 1959 until 1962, the Lark was a product of the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. In mid-1962, the company dropped Packard from its name and reverted to its pre-1954 name, the Studebaker Corporation. Lark-based variants represented the bulk of the range produced by Studebaker after 1958 and sold in far greater volume than the contemporary Hawk and Avanti models. Beginning with the 1963 Cruiser, the Lark name was gradually phased out of the company catalog and by early 1964, Lark-based models were being marketed under Commander, Daytona and Cruiser nameplates only. The Studebaker company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1952, ceased automobile production in 1966. This 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona was purchased by Harlan James from Tri-State Motors in Cedar City, Utah in January 1963. The family moved to Oroville, California in 1968. He had the engine rebuilt, some transmission work done and the car painted in May of 1988. It was last driven in the fall of 1988 and was stored in a barn for 28 years before the previous owner bought it in October of 2017. Some of the outside chrome was replaced 28 years ago but the majority of the chrome is original. Equipped with the 289ci Thunderbolt V8 engine with a 4 barrel carburetor sitting on top. Mated to a 4 speed manual transmission, a rare combination. The exterior has been repainted the original code Ermine White. The whole underside was also completely under-coated. The interior is laid out in a beautiful black and white vinyl. All glass and bright work in excellent condition. Recent updates, repairs and maintenance include: -New headliner and upholstery, including FatMat noise reduction material under the floor carpet and rear seat. -New front/rear rubber window seals. -New front/rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders. -New master cylinder. -New flexible brake lines on the front wheels and the one to the rear axle brake line. -Front and rear shocks. -New alternator (GM one wire). -New water pump and fan belt. -Rebuilt carburetor. -New choke thermostat housing and spring. -New electric fuel pump with toggle switch under dash. -New spark plugs. -Installed Electronic ignition in current distributor and a new required coil. -New fuel tank sending unit. -New upper rubber window seals. -New vent rubber door to body seals. -New back window vertical rubber seals. -Radio repaired and new front speaker installed. -New shift knob and rubber boot. -Installed Studebaker seat belts. -Rear trunk liner. -Two new front door sill plates. -New ignition switch. -Under-hood decals. -Replaced pan gasket and rear main seal. -New mufflers. -Steering wheel painted (original colors). -All five original rims powder coated. -New motor mounts. -New dimmer switch with new relay for better load carrying for high beams. Numerous receipts, owners manual shop manual, and Studebaker information guide are included with the sale. ***If you are viewing this on Facebook Marketplace, be sure go to our website to view all photos. (www.amclassiccars.com)*** GIVE US A CALL @ 909-596-5700 WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. OUR BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM
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