RARE 1960 Studebaker Lark VIII 2-Door Wagon V8 Original!

Price: - Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 31498
  • VIN: 60V-D4-1233
  • Color: Red
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 Studebaker



1960 Studebaker Lark VIII 2-Door Wagon

1 of only 5231 ever produced

Rare 2 door configuration

Very Original Car

Excellent Driver and a Perfect Restoration Candidate

Super Solid Body and Chassis

Founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1868 under the name of the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company the company was originally a producer of farm wagons also producing for the military and for miners. Fast forward to 1926 Studebaker was the first automobile manufacturer in the United States to open a controlled outdoor proving ground on which in 1937 5000 pine trees were planted that spelled "STUDEBAKER" when viewed from the air. In the 1960s Studebaker began to diversify away from automobiles. Many companies were purchased bringing Studebaker into different fields like the manufacture of tire studs and missile components. 55 years later this Lark Wagon still stands tall with almost all of the original trim still intact and present with the car. The panel gaps are consistent and look great. There is no door safe and all moveable panels close tight and straight. This car has so much originality that it needs to be seen in person to full appreciate it. The grilles and both chrome bumpers are straight and shiny and show almost no pitting at all. The headlights and tail lamps are in fine working condition and as transparent as ever. The windshield has minimal rock chips if any at all. The windshield wipers aren't operational at the moment and we have yet to look into them. The passenger sliding windows still open smoothly and the glass looks original and nice. The paint is tired as it appears to be original inside and out.We detect some surface rust around the roof trim as you can see in the pictures however the metals throughout appear very solid. There's a good sized knot on the lower quarter panel as you can see but otherwise this example is nice and straight and unusually original. All emblems are present! The leather interior and headliner are in near perfect condition a vibrant crimson color the stitching on the black leather dashboard is still in wonderful condition. The gauges and trim look fantastic and show just the perfect amount of patina. The door panels and hardware all show in excellent condition as do the seats and rear folding parts. The carpet is tired but help prove the cars originality. The stereo is an aftermarket cassette player with speakers mounted in the cab's trim panels. The A/C unit is an external Mark IIII unit which should be operational but disconnected at the moment. Sporting a factory installed 259 cu in (4.2 L) V8 (Block # V487I08) It starts right up and drives like a beauty. The frame is solid showing only minor surface rust. It has some usual underside leakage but overall is mechanically sound and an excellent driver.

The two-door Studebaker Lark VIII's were only manufactured for two years 1959 and 1960. Already making them a rarity In 1959 26709 units were manufactured With this being a 1960 Lark VIII only 5231 units were manufactured!

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