Monday, August 3, 2015

Vintage 5-Door: 1960 Studebaker Lark VIII Wagon

The Studebaker Lark was a compact family car built from 1959 through 1966, and assembled at Studebaker's South Bend, Indiana manufacturing plant.  The numerical designation (VI or VIII) on the side of a Lark doesn't refer to model generation as is typical of similar era cars, it actually designates the number of engine cylinders (I6 or V8).  Find this 1960 Studebaker Lark VIII 4-door Wagon here on eBay bidding for $2,710 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go, located in Maricopa, AZ.

A classic Studebaker offers a decent amount of vintage cool for a small price, and the marque still has a sizable following.  It isn't some one-off oddball where you are going to have to machine your own replacement parts from scratch.

The Lark VIII had a reputation for being a fast compact back in the day -- a 1960 Falcon, Comet, Corvair or Valiant all took approximately 20 seconds to reach 60mph, but the Lark VIII could do it in 10 seconds.  It won't be fast in today's world of 270 horsepower minivans, but it won't feel dog a VW Beetle.

See a better cheap classic wagon? Send it here:

1 comment:

  1. Good work DT, the price went up $127.23 since posted on here.
    I think the Ad must have gone viral! I am sure there are some celebrity bidders that would not have know about this fine vehicle.

    I actually really like this visually challenged wagon. Surf racks and a Yater would be great for around here.


Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.