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southbend
04-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Might be a good car for someone. Depends what lurks beneath the repaint and the typical Lark trouble spots. At least the no reserve opening bid of $3500.00 seems reasonable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Lark-8-Classic-1960-studebaker-lark-8-289-v-8-a-classic-garage-kept-for-over-30-years-/141270821088?forcerrptr=true&hash=item20e465a8e0&item=141270821088&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

studegary
04-29-2014, 02:27 PM
That is an early 1960 model. It was within the first ten per cent of all V8 cars assembled in South Bend for the 1960 model year.

8E45E
04-29-2014, 02:34 PM
That is an early 1960 model. It was within the first ten per cent of all V8 cars assembled in South Bend for the 1960 model year.

I wonder if it really has a 289, and not a 259.

Craig

53k
04-29-2014, 02:38 PM
I wonder if it really has a 289, and not a 259.

Craig
A 289 wasn't offered in Larks until '61 and then only as an option in Cruisers.

8E45E
04-29-2014, 02:47 PM
A 289 wasn't offered in Larks until '61 and then only as an option in Cruisers.

Yep, according to factory literature.

It would be interesting to know if there was an engine swap done at one time, or if it's the original 259 wrongly described.

Craig

StudeRich
04-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Actually the issue here is, was the Engine replaced, rebuilt as a 289 or is it the original 259, as we all know it did not come with a 289. Probably just the sellers ignorance.

raprice
04-29-2014, 04:40 PM
It's a nice looking Lark. Did I miss where the car is located?
Rog

Jerry Forrester
04-29-2014, 06:28 PM
It's a nice looking Lark. Did I miss where the car is located?
Rog

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

StudeRich
04-29-2014, 06:37 PM
It's a nice looking Lark. Did I miss where the car is located?
Rog

Yes Rog, no wonder, eBay has been getting very hard to deal with lately with are of their lousy changes. One is they made the item Number and Location hard to find and Microscopic! It's Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The only thing I don't really care for on this Nice Lark is the "Resale Red" Paint. Studebaker had some Great looking Deeper Reds on most years that avoided the Bright, Flaming, Fire Engine, Orangey Red like this one.

southbend
04-30-2014, 05:21 AM
Yes Rog, no wonder, eBay has been getting very hard to deal with lately with are of their lousy changes. One is they made the item Number and Location hard to find and Microscopic! It's Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The only thing I don't really care for on this Nice Lark is the "Resale Red" Paint. Studebaker had some Great looking Deeper Reds on most years that avoided the Bright, Flaming, Fire Engine, Orangey Red like this one.

Yes, I also noticed that item location is very difficult to ascertain with the latest ebay "improvements." I can sort by "nearest first" which gives me the mileage as to how far away the item is, but not the actual location. How do you find the location now? Maybe sellers need to start listing the location of the item in the item description. That would be helpful. Agree on the paint job, too. I don't know very much about Larks. Maybe the car isn't perfect, but what can one expect for the low entry no reserve starting? There are probably several problems with this car---you tend to get what you pay for. But the no reserve opening bid of $3500.00 seems very reasonable, especially considering the unrealistically high values some ebay sellers assign to their Studebakers.

raprice
04-30-2014, 09:53 AM
I agree about the color. I do remember that Studebaker had a beautiful maroon for the Lark. My '59 Lark Regal Hardtop is Tahiti Coral with a red vinyl interior. Still looks good.
Rog

StudeRich
04-30-2014, 04:37 PM
Yes, I also noticed that item location is very difficult to ascertain with the latest ebay "improvements." I can sort by "nearest first" which gives me the mileage as to how far away the item is, but not the actual location. How do you find the location now?/Cut/


It is right here small, near the Top of the Page:

Shipping:
Buyer responsible for vehicle pick-up or shipping | Vehicle shipping quote available (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Lark-8-Classic-1960-studebaker-lark-8-289-v-8-a-classic-garage-kept-for-over-30-years-/141270821088?forcerrptr=true&hash=item20e465a8e0&item=141270821088&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#viTabs_2)
Item location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Ships to:
Worldwide

studeclunker
04-30-2014, 11:53 PM
Who do you think you're kidding? Honestly, no reserve! He sets his reserve by starting the bidding there!http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing024.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Also, did anyone notice this little ditty at the bottom of the description:


$200 DEALER FEE WILL BE ADDED TO ALL SALES.
FLORIDA RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
SALES TAX (6%) AND REGISTRATION FEE ($250)

After the bidding is done, one still has to pay the seller another two hundred dollars! That stinks!