As the private seller wrote in his ad, “Dare to be different!” We spotted his 1961 Studebaker Lark Two Door wagon for sale in June 2019 on Craigslist in Falmouth, Massachusetts, for $19,500. The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for these cars lists the #1 “Concours” value at only $17,500. This is a rare situation where you have to balance the quality of the Hot Rod build against the cost of replicating the car on your own.
Studebaker sold their first generation Lark from 1959 through 1961 and while they sold well during the first two model years, by 1961 new competition from the “Big Three” automakers (think Falcon, Corvair, and Valiant) make these cars a rare site today, particularly the two door station wagon variant presented here.
The private seller provides a limited one-sentence description of his Lark, so you’ll need to contact him directly to get all of the details beyond the fact his car is restored with a Chevrolet 350 cubic inch small block sending connected to a TurboHydramatic automatic transmission that sends power to a Dana 44 Twin Trac rear axle.
Based on the pictures, this looks like a nice fun cruiser you can enjoy all summer long that will stand out from the crowd at any car event you drive it to. Good luck with the purchase!