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03-20-2013, 04:22 PM
I am looking for a new vehicle and am wondering about purchasing a 1962 Lark V8 Wagon. Have been pleased with my Lark, just not sensible to end up spending $100,000 on it so it's leaving.

In any event are there many (or any) good ones around?

I believe there are some here in OZ but I'd likely have to import if I go this way.

Comments anyone???

03-20-2013, 04:56 PM
I had one I pulled out of a barnyard, got it running, did the brakes and after changind the front sheet meatal and driving around a couple of months I drove it to Los Angeles and back for their winter meet. It performed great on the entire 2400 mile trip. It was no show piece but we had a great time. Lots of thumbs-up on the trip. I would recommend it to anyone. I sold it after the trip and am working on the next adventure.

03-20-2013, 05:08 PM
Hemmings News, eBay, the "Used Car Section" here on the Forum might be of some help to you.

03-20-2013, 05:11 PM
Ed Reynolds has a nice white one for sale. (Photo posted below)


03-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Ed's was beautiful. The 62's are my favorite. I always liked oddball stuff.

03-20-2013, 06:05 PM
I guess that makes me "odd" Jamie (Laughs).

03-20-2013, 07:34 PM
That is true, you do have to have a little bit "Different" taste to like the '62's, but if you do they are as good a driver as their "better Looking" '60 and '61 4 Door Wagon Cousins! :)

03-20-2013, 09:55 PM
Yes, John; I saw that pretty white / red interior '62 at Ed Reynold's Studebaker International here near Indianapolis not too long ago. It is a nice car and a bit odd with a V8 and straight three-speed, no overdrive, IIRC. :!: BP

03-20-2013, 10:22 PM
Here is a photo of it:




03-20-2013, 10:38 PM
That one IS in very good condition, and it was delivered to the Dealer Dad worked at: Frank H. Afton Co. Inglewood, Calif.
I could have even ridden in it when it was new! :ohmy:

03-21-2013, 12:12 AM
I have arranged to purchase a friend's 1962 Lark Regal (sorry Rich [smile]) sedan in champagne gold with a maroon interior. A lovely vehicle which was restored by the guys in my club so is perfect. Photos will come.

There's just something to me about the curved windscreen and this lark is the last year with that. I'll concede the 2 door sedan/coupe's look classier but 4 doors are practical and easier to get into the rear.

03-21-2013, 12:19 AM
In any case, what would Ed's car be worth? Just curious, I imagine between 20 and 30 K but???

03-21-2013, 08:25 AM
any more pics of that 62' wagon ?

03-21-2013, 04:47 PM
The wagon is still for sale. I am asking $12,500 for it and if anyone is interested I can send details and photos.

Ed Reynolds

stude dude
03-21-2013, 07:07 PM
In any case, what would Ed's car be worth? Just curious, I imagine between 20 and 30 K but???

John, I would recommend Ed's wagon. Nice car with a few interesting options. It is a manual but the LHC gear change linkage is far more pleasant to drive with than the RHC version.


03-21-2013, 07:11 PM
Now if I could just get Ed to finance his 62. Dollar down and a dollar a week for the rest of my life...I might need to live forever!!!

03-21-2013, 07:49 PM
Always been drawn to the 1962 models myself, had a 62 GT Hawk, 62 Lark Regal 4 door, and a 62 Lark Daytona convertible. And like the 62 Lark wagon, my 62 Impala convertible had a 61 like rear treatment with a 63 like front. Same can be said about the 1962 Corvette, 61 like front with a 63 like rear treatment. Just my musings, today I love my Lark.

03-21-2013, 10:30 PM
Thanks Chris, but I don't want a manual. I have a line on another one that sounds good and is soon to be resprayed.

I also have to consider where to keep it in the long term, but if the price is right we may do a deal.

Anyway, the courtesy of my fellow SDC members continues to astound me, an unexpected PM stating "I have a nice driver that may suit" and happy motoring.

Enjoy the National Meet.

Steve T
03-21-2013, 10:58 PM
Here's another shot of Ed R's superb '62 wagon...seen at one of the South Bend meets.



03-22-2013, 04:09 AM
I am no expert but I thought my parents 62 wagon had back up lights. Could that have been an option?

03-22-2013, 07:23 AM
I am no expert but I thought my parents 62 wagon had back up lights. Could that have been an option?

Yes, they were an option in 1962.


03-22-2013, 01:27 PM
That is correct there were Backup Lights ordered on some, and of course they had to have a Diagonal forward surface to fit the curvature of that fender and match the look of the Tail Lights.
That makes all of the rear lighting parts one-off '62 Wagon Only Parts, especially the Tail Light Lenses.

Remember that in the '60's just about all items not needed to "drive the Car" were Options, even some that do affect the operation like; Engine Options, Twin Traction, Overdrive, and all Power Equipment.

Anybody need a '62 Lark?

03-22-2013, 08:11 PM
I have decided to purchase my friend's 1962 sedan, it's good enough to win a concours and just a joy to drive. I hope to see a wagon here one day.

03-23-2013, 07:38 AM
there's a blue 62' on eBay right now...