2018 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction
Lot
37

1962 Studebaker Lark 327 V8 Coupe ( LHD)

$25,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine 383ci V8
Gearbox Four-speed manual
Body Work Coupe
Colour Pale Blue, White Roof
Interior Blue
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Alloys
Brakes Discs/ Drum

Description

This lot is no longer available

In production from 1959 until 1966, the Studebaker Lark was a medium-sized car available in two and four-door forms, with station wagon and convertible variants also available in certain countries. Although Studebaker was an American constructor, it granted several licences around the world for local assembly. As well as Canada and Israel, an Australian company was granted a licence from late 1960. The Canada Cycle & Motor Company thus assembled Larks in Melbourne through to 1966. Six cylinder and 259cu in V8 versions were available in the first series with a choice of auto and manual transmissions, the base version being a column-mounted three-speed manual. They proved well-suited to the Australian conditions however did not sell particularly well, thanks to on-going cost problems at the parent company and the local Ford, Holden and Chrysler competition. Only produced in America from 1959 to 1964, the Coupe is extremely rare anywhere, and especially so here in Australia.