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    I was looking at one of my English Car magazines the other day and noticed a smallish car in one picture which had a rear end that resembled a four door 53 Stude.

    I thought :Hey, that looks a lot like a Studebaker.

    When I read the article it talked a bit about Porsche building a small car prototype for Studebaker. I then remembered seeing that fact somewhere before from Studebaker sources.

    Cool!
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

  • #2
    There is a Lark with a Volkswagen engine in the Studebaker National Museum.

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    • #3
      More on the Type 542 here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...rsche-Type-542

      Craig

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      • #4
        I have posted about the Type 542 and the Porsche-powered Lark before. Here is a link to a short article I wrote for the Ocean Bay Chapter newsletter some years ago:
        http://www.studegarage.com/porsche.htm
        Gary Ash
        Dartmouth, Mass.

        '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
        ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
        '48 M5
        '65 Wagonaire Commander
        '63 Wagonaire Standard
        web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by garyash View Post
          I have posted about the Type 542 and the Porsche-powered Lark before. Here is a link to a short article I wrote for the Ocean Bay Chapter newsletter some years ago:
          http://www.studegarage.com/porsche.htm

          Yep, I've run across that car several times in New England way back when I was a resident of the area...

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          • #6
            I should try to find the picture. It was not a Lark body.
            Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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            • #7
              As best I recall it was in TW many moons ago.

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              • #8
                Just a few weeks ago, someone posted this excellent photo of the front of the Type 542 Porsche on the AACA Forum.

                http://forums.aaca.org/topic/285225-...omment-1540716

                I have a photo of the rear of the car, but it's a very small photo.
                Gary Ash
                Dartmouth, Mass.

                '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
                ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
                '48 M5
                '65 Wagonaire Commander
                '63 Wagonaire Standard
                web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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                • #9
                  That Porsche engine really looks lost in that Lark's trunk!

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                  • #10
                    Interesting! That looks like a 120 degree v6.
                    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SN-6026261
                      That Porsche engine really looks lost in that Lark's trunk!
                      Was there a picture of this any where?

                      Mark
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                      S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                      • #12
                        I you have a computer , it is easy to use Google to find answers
                        https://www.yahoo.com/news/rear-engi...200012843.html

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                        • #13
                          That one may be the air cooled VW or 365 porsche engine (not much difference to see between them).
                          Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                          • #14
                            If I'm not mistaken, I believe Hemming Sports and Exotic had an article on this car some number of issues before. I also believe Hemmings Special Interest Autos had a similar article.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rkapteyn View Post
                              I you have a computer , it is easy to use Google to find answers
                              https://www.yahoo.com/news/rear-engi...200012843.html
                              Thanks! I understand why it was done but I don't think I care for the look of the lid raised up on blocks the way it was? Seems it wouldn't have been so easily marketable.

                              Mark
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                              S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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