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SN-60
03-28-2016, 06:30 PM
This very low mileage '60 Lark is now for sale.....An ad for it is posted in the April '16 Turning Wheels Magazine....With only about 8,500 K and very well kept, how many could still be around like this? :)

SN-60
03-28-2016, 06:36 PM
A few more pix.....................

r1lark
03-28-2016, 06:39 PM
Nice car......but how much are they asking?

SN-60
03-28-2016, 06:53 PM
Nice car......but how much are they asking?

No idea!....but you can e-mail the owner at..........labstoline@verizon.net

StudeRich
03-28-2016, 07:23 PM
It has been available for a while now, and I am sure the reason is they are VERY proud of it.

It is a very nice, recently "dressed up" and touched up original, but the desirability factor of a straight stick 6 Cyl. Deluxe 2 Door Sedan is fairly Low.

63t-cab
03-28-2016, 08:11 PM
Ed, would You mind contacting this individual - and convey the need for Drive Train Surgery,more shiny Glamour pasted on, or be prepared to let it go for a Song "but no dance" :ohmy::rolleyes::yeahright:


No idea!....but you can e-mail the owner at..........labstoline@verizon.net

SN-60
03-28-2016, 08:34 PM
Ed, would You mind contacting this individual - and convey the need for Drive Train Surgery,more shiny Glamour pasted on, or be prepared to let it go for a Song "but no dance" :ohmy::rolleyes::yeahright:

I agree it doesn't have the 'flash' of a Golden Hawk......but how many Golden Hawks have 'Original South Bend Air' in their tires? :D

JoeHall
03-28-2016, 09:13 PM
Too bad its a six cylinder. Would need a drive train to be anything the than a TQ. :(

raoul5788
03-28-2016, 10:13 PM
This car was at the NE zone meet a few years back. It's nicer than it shows in the pictures, and that's saying something!

SScopelli
03-29-2016, 08:57 AM
Reminds me of a craigslist paint job, with the bottle of Meguiars polish under the right front wheel..
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=52610&d=1387143807

KEN IN TEXAS
03-29-2016, 11:05 AM
I'm actually in the market for a 60 Hardtop VIII Stick W OD . If this sedan was a VIII I would be all over it like stink on $$$T

studegary
03-29-2016, 01:51 PM
This very low mileage '60 Lark is now for sale.....An ad for it is posted in the April '16 Turning Wheels Magazine....With only about 8,500 K and very well kept, how many could still be around like this? :)

I think that you mean 8500 miles. 8500K miles would be more than one million miles.

SN-60
03-29-2016, 06:02 PM
I think that you mean 8500 miles. 8500K miles would be more than one million miles.

I would like to make clear to everyone that this 1960 Studebaker Lark DOES NOT have 8500 million miles on it. ;)

63t-cab
03-29-2016, 08:13 PM
Likely because It's not equipped with o.d. :ohmy:


I would like to make clear to everyone that this 1960 Studebaker Lark DOES NOT have 8500 million miles on it. ;)

raprice
03-29-2016, 08:47 PM
I don't know why so many of you fellas are against the 6 cyl. Lark. Maybe I'm a little different, but I love the sixes. My '59 Lark is a VI with auto. I know it won't scorch the roads, but I love driving it. I've owned my Lark for 25 years and have never regretted buying it. I would also love to own a VIII Lark, but none has come my way as yet.
Rog

raoul5788
03-30-2016, 06:34 AM
Having owned a '54 Champ, and now a '61 6 cylinder wagon, I was surprised at how much difference the overhead valve engine is. It's no burner, but like raprice said, it makes for a nice driver.

63t-cab
03-30-2016, 08:19 AM
Chip I had both also,and I think the ohv has about 15 - 20 more horses.We swapped a flat head out of a 55 sedan for the ohv 6,and I thought I had the World by the Tail :)


Having owned a '54 Champ, and now a '61 6 cylinder wagon, I was surprised at how much difference the overhead valve engine is. It's no burner, but like raprice said, it makes for a nice driver.

Jessie J.
03-30-2016, 12:29 PM
Kind of funny, in that I've always been a 'hot rodder', and have owned some pretty hot cars, a '69 Camaro SS 396, '70 Cougar Eliminator 428 Drag Pac 4 speed, and half dozen other such, along with 7 Studebaker's with V-8's.
So when I bought my '62 Lark 6, 3-on-the-tree 26 years ago, I was quite aware of the bad rap on the OHV 6 among Studebaker owners, and wasn't expecting much at all out of it, bought her with the expectation of needing replace that underpowered junk engine in short order.
Once I started driving it, I found it to be one the more delightful cars I've owned, with much better torque and responsiveness than I had ever expected.
As it turned out that little much maligned OHV 6 and I and have racked up a lot good memories.
All my 'supercars' have long since departed, but my dear old '62 Lark 6 is still in the garage, and still has her original engine, even though I have 3 Stude V-8s under the work bench. After all these years she is getting 'long in the tooth', and in need of restoration. But then so am I.
Spring is here, and I hope to wake her up from her long nap soon.

PackardV8
03-30-2016, 12:57 PM
Kind of funny, . . . So when I bought my '62 Lark 6, 3-on-the-tree 26 years ago, I was quite aware of the bad rap on the OHV 6 among Studebaker owners, and wasn't expecting much at all out of it, bought her with the expectation of needing replace that underpowered junk engine in short order.
Once I started driving it, I found it to be one the more delightful cars I've owned, with much better torque and responsiveness than I had ever expected. As it turned out that little much maligned OHV 6 and I and have racked up a lot good memories.

AFAIK, the only reason the OHV6 is maligned is far too many of them died of a cracked cylinder head. Had the Stude engineers gotten that right, everyone would be wanting one to replace his flathead.

Jack Vines

raoul5788
03-30-2016, 02:18 PM
My '61 has over 100k on it, so I hope I'm past the cracked head stage. (knock on wood!)

Xcalibur
03-30-2016, 07:20 PM
I guess it would make an interesting museum piece.

studegary
03-31-2016, 02:29 PM
I would like to make clear to everyone that this 1960 Studebaker Lark DOES NOT have 8500 million miles on it. ;)

K is for kilo or thousand, so 8500K would be 8,500,000, not "8500 million" (8,500,000,000 or 8.5 trillion).

SN-60
03-31-2016, 07:29 PM
K is for kilo or thousand, so 8500K would be 8,500,000, not "8500 million" (8,500,000,000 or 8.5 trillion).

I would like to make clear to everyone that this 1960 Studebaker Lark DOES NOT have 8500 trillion miles on it. ;):D

Da Tinman
04-02-2016, 12:34 AM
Want. So Bad.

If it had 8500 trillion miles on it I could afford it........

I do have a good running 60 259 that would look right at home in it.

JRoberts
04-02-2016, 09:59 AM
A friend of mine use to refer to the OHV sixes, "hot water sixes." He put many thousands of miles on such engines in a '64 Commander and a Champ pickup.

swvalcon
04-02-2016, 11:05 AM
My dad had a 60 lark just like this when I was 16. Same colors same flat head 6 and three speed. He worked at a engine rebuild shop and had rebuilt the old flat head. I would borrow it to go out of Friday nights and me and my buddies would all kick in a buck and run the thing all over all night long. Had to get in the 20 MPG at the very least.

T.J. lavallee
04-02-2016, 08:31 PM
Strange isn't it. "Plain Jane" models from GM, Ford and Chrysler of the same vintage as this Lark can often bring more money than their optioned up top of the line models with collectors these days. The reasoning is, it seems, that there are less of the 'budget' models left because they were disposed of by their owners because they simply considered them utilitarian and weren't worth repairing. They weren't worth much to collectors at the time, either. The "glitzy" models were hoarded by collectors. We're more likely to see a "decked out" 60 Chevy Impala at a car show these days. In fact, I'll bet there are thousands of them. The base Studebaker Lark...no so much. I, for one, am delighted to see this model has survived with it's original factory equipment.

SN-60
04-03-2016, 08:43 AM
Strange isn't it. "Plain Jane" models from GM, Ford and Chrysler of the same vintage as this Lark can often bring more money than their optioned up top of the line models with collectors these days. The reasoning is, it seems, that there are less of the 'budget' models left because they were disposed of by their owners because they simply considered them utilitarian and weren't worth repairing. They weren't worth much to collectors at the time, either. The "glitzy" models were hoarded by collectors. We're more likely to see a "decked out" 60 Chevy Impala at a car show these days. In fact, I'll bet there are thousands of them. The base Studebaker Lark...no so much. I, for one, am delighted to see this model has survived with it's original factory equipment.

Of course, another reason some 'cheapy' models have brought big bucks for a long while is because certain ones were ordered with RED HOT engines! :eek: