Results for: 1959 Studebaker Lark

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Studebaker Lark

This neat little 1959 Studebaker Lark was seen a few weekends ago gassing-up in Irving. This one has Studebaker’s 289 V-8 along with an automatic transmission. Studebaker and American Motors were the first to market American-made compacts in 1959, followed a year later by The Big Three; only Studebaker offered a V-8 engine until 1961. Two-door station wagons were a dying breed in 1959, but t

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Studebaker Lark

You have to hand it to automotive stylists, and what they can manage to turn out using a six-year-old design. It’s amazing how new fenders, doors, trunk, and hood — along with different bumpers, grille, and trim, can somehow make this 1959 Studebaker Lark look (almost) nothing like the ’53 Commander/Champion it was based on. Saw this one over the summer in Newstead.— Jim Co

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Studebaker Lark

Hard to tell unless you really look, but this 1959 Studebaker Lark is based on the South Bend manufacturer’s 1953 models’ body shell. A nip here and a tuck there made for styling updates which pretty much helped Studebaker hang on right into the mid-1960s, when they finally ran out of gas. And cash. Saw this wagon in the car corral at the recent Studebaker Swap Meet at the Chautauqua C