1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona Tribute

"South Bend's Last Drop Top"

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$25,900

Year
1962
Make
Studebaker
Model
Lark
Sub Model
Daytona Tribute
Stock
B1220
Vin
T6DV973000096
Miles
721
Engine Size
259 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Avanti Red
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona Tribute Convertible for purchase. Studebaker-Packard was looking for the best way to recuperate their money they had been losing for the last couple years going into the mid-50's. This time was hard for the oldest American automotive company due to post-war economy and concerns but their company president, Harold E. Churchill, thought of an idea to win their segment back. They began producing compact versus their typical full-size model and to save cost and keep size practicality in place, they kept the same platform but eliminated the vehicle hangover on each end. This vehicle could still seat six people, store plenty of luggage and became a quick success due to these fine points. By the end of the 50's the Lark model became popular enough to keep them in business similar to what the Champion model had done for them prior to the war.

The Lark was restyled for the 1962 model year for its 2nd generation. In addition to the new styling, Studebaker joined the increasing popularity of front bucket seats and center console models of the early 1960s with the introduction of the Daytona. In the same way that the Cruiser had become the top-of-the-line four-door for 1961, the new Daytona replaced the Regal as the top-trim convertible and hardtop. They were a hit among enthusiasts and even a Daytona convertible was the Indianapolis 500 pace car. These are known as South Bend's last drop top.

This is a 1962 Studebaker Daytona Tribute Convertible that is in excellent condition inside, outside, and underneath. It's powered by a 259ci V8 engine and automatic transmission. It went through a full frame-off restoration completing just two years ago. It features a new interior, new convertible soft top, new electric fuel pump, new 4-bbl carburetor, aftermarket radio, new interior, and much more! This car is a really fun, drivable classic convertible that is very rarely found. The rarity (one of 261 produced) and excellent condition make for a great investment car! Please call or email for more details!

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1962
Make
Studebaker
Model
Lark
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
721
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Avanti Red
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
259 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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