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I regret selling this one. It was a 1963 Studebaker Lark Regal. I picked it up for a song and it was remarkably solid.

mylark2.jpg The day I bought her!

My plans were to install a supercharged (Studebaker) 289 with a 4 speed trans. I was lucky to meet a Studebaker guru who lived close by. He was rebuilding an original R2 289 and said I'd have first crack at it when it was finished. In the meantime I picked up a good running 259. They are a cool looking motor and sound great!

Exc 259 4bbl

One of the best kept secrets about Studebakers is the abundance of NOS parts available. I started to aquire everything I needed to convert this 6 cylinder/automatic car to a V8/4 speed. I found a correct, rebuild 4 speed trans as well as all the necessary parts to do the conversion (including a NOS 4 speed hump)

4 SPEED GOODIES!

REBUILT T10

I purchased a rotted 66 Daytona which donated it's Dana 44 Twin Traction rear end. 

It's amazing what NOS parts were available. I had NOS upholsetery, door panels, bumpers, grille, header panel, trunk lid all purchased for prices much less than you'd pay for GM, Ford, or Chrysler parts

PERFECT NOS DOOR PANELS!

NOS GRILLE SURROUND

MORE!

THESE ARE RARE!

Another interesting feature of Studebakers is the fact the rear 1/4 panels bolt on! Fleet customers loved these cars as they were very inexpensive to repair. Here's the Lark with the rear 1/4 removed:

Bolt on fenders!

Here's a NOS rear fender I bought dirt cheap

You can see a NOS header panel. I paid under $100 for it!

Rear shot,extra fenders

I really regret selling this car. Unfortunately the buyer wanted to build a drag racer and most of the NOS parts were sold separately. These cars still have a soft spot in my heart and one day I'd love to own another one. Of course it will have to be a 2 door sedan! 

 Todd

 



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there was a Stude Dayton with an R2 or R3 than won a lot of races in street stock...i have pics somewhere...im one of those guys that could dig/appreciate a car like this, more than a Yenko...

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Here's George Krem's super rare R3 Powered Studebaker. Dubbed "The Plain Brown Wrapper", George bought the car new and had the over the counter R3 motor installed. It runs low 13's in the Pure Stock Drags



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I regret selling this one. It was a 1963 Studebaker Lark Regal. I picked it up for a song and it was remarkably solid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really regret selling this car.

Unfortunately the buyer wanted to build a drag racer and most of the NOS parts were sold separately.

These cars still have a soft spot in my heart and one day I'd love to own another one. Of course it will have to be a 2 door sedan! 

 Todd

 


         was it running when you sold it ??  



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Yeah Todd, thats the car..hes won a lot of races with that thing..its soooo cool ...

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No. I sold the engine separately. It would have been cool as a straight axle gasser too.
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I regret selling this one. It was a 1963 Studebaker Lark Regal. I picked it up for a song and it was remarkably solid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really regret selling this car.

Unfortunately the buyer wanted to build a drag racer and most of the NOS parts were sold separately.

These cars still have a soft spot in my heart and one day I'd love to own another one. Of course it will have to be a 2 door sedan! 

 Todd

 


         was it running when you sold it ??  


 



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