Sleeper Sedan: 1960 Studebaker Lark – Sold?
Sometimes we come across a ride that offers a lot for the money. Our latest example is this 1960 Studebaker Lark originally listed in April 2021 on Craigslist in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey for $12,500 or best offer. While a check of the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the seller’s ask is above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $10,900, the premium requested can be seen by reading through the detailed description of the current caretaker and builder provides below.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“I am selling my very special 60 Studebaker Lark. This car is not for the faint of heart. It was originally born with a 259ci v8 but was recently upgraded to a rebuilt Studebaker 289ci v8 out of a 1963 Studebaker hawk. this engine runs fantastic. It starts right up and does not have any issues whatsoever. It was also upgraded from a 3spd manual transmission to a borg warner t-10 4spd transmission. This transmission was also out of a 1963 Studebaker Hawk. I don’t know if it was ever rebuilt but it shifts great. I do know at the time the clutch, pressure plate, and throw-out bearing were replaced. It is connected to a Hurst shifter and believe me this car is an absolute blast to drive. the car cruises at 55 miles an hour I believe the rear has 373 gears in it and screams at 70mph. at that time all the belts, hoses, fuel pump, fuel lines, heater box, heater lines, and anything I have forgotten have been replaced.
The car went thru a pretty comprehensive restoration 3 years ago. the car received a better than new paint job that is outstanding. at that time all the chrome and rubber were removed. the trim and bumpers were sent out and re-chromed. As you can see it all looks fantastic. all the rubber was replaced to new. that includes every piece of rubber including the front windshield, rear window, and everything else. There is no overspray on the car. The paint job is outstanding. There is however one area that was not prepared properly and that is on the top of the driver’s side rear quarter panel. If I was keeping I would fix it. I don’t think it’s a big deal but have included a picture for your review (last picture). Other than that the paint is deep and rich, way better than when it was new. All the panels are razor straight there are no waves. I have gone over this car several times and find that there was minimal Bondo used you have to really look for it.
The front and rear bumpers were re-chromed. All the stainless is excellent I imagine it’s all been re-chromed. All the door handles and both mirrors have been replaced and are perfect. All the badges have also been replaced and are new.
The interior is not all original but done really tastefully. The door panels and the rear seat is original and in very good condition. as you can see the front bucket seats were put in place of the original bench seat. Even though they are not original they look great and are very comfortable. the carpet has been replaced and looks to be original old stock and looks great. the headliner was redone and looks perfect. the dash is original and in great condition as well. all the lights work including the interior lights. All the gauges work including the gas gauge. An oil pressure gauge has been added and it works as well.
The undercarriage is totally rust-free. It’s actually pretty amazing as the floor panels. and rockers were replaced. Also, the trunk does not have a drop of rust in it. The trunk pan was also replaced. the exhaust was replaced and is now dual exhaust and all stainless. the car sounds amazing. I have taken a few walk-around videos of the car and one of it running.
I am asking 12500 obo. I am open to trades but not interested in big projects. My name is David and can be reached at 856-three zero eight-6508. please be real I have no patience for dreamers.“
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