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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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’62 Lark sedan, Hertel Avenue

If you frequent the corner of Hertel and Military, undoubtedly you’ve seen this 1962 Lark, by Studebaker (which is how they billed it back then). It’s the base model, sitting below the higher-priced and fancier Cruiser and Daytona models. This one, if you look closely, is all set for winter wearing a pair of rear-mounted snow tires!

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • Joseph Coppola

    WHAT KIND OF MILL IS UNDER THE HOOD & WHERE IN THE WORLD DOES HE GET PARTS? JEEZE! THIS IS FROM THE “BACK OF THE RACK”! I FORGOT ABOUT THE LARK BY STUDEBAKER BY THE TIME I WAS ABOUT 13 (1963)

    • Jim Corbran

      The Lark Six was powered by a 112-hp, 169.6 cu. in. six, while the Lark Eight had a 180-hp, 259.2 cu. in V-8. A 195-hp version of the V-8 was optional in the Lark Eight, while 210- and 225-hp versions of the 289 cu. in. V-8 were optional in the Lark Cruiser. Parts? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Ask any Cuban with an old American car!

  • Max

    Amazing to see that Lark’s sheet metal holding up as well as it has given the snow tires which suggests that unlike many vintage cars, this one sees winter service. Those Larks were real basic machines; strictly utilitarian and not a lot of fluff.

    • Jim Corbran

      As a kid I had a neighbor who was a Studebaker fan — he even had the pickup truck back in the 60s.