1962 Studebaker Lark

Left Side Red 1962 Studebaker Lark Car Picture

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The 1962 Studebaker Lark was another update that Sherwood Egbert, President of Studebaker-Packard at the time, realized had to be done within a limited budget. He asked his dealers to give input on what changes they might see as necessary for the models to be profitable. These ideas were then brought to the attention of Brooks Stevens who Egbert had given the responsibility of updating both the Lark and the Hawk.

Stevens knew he had to make inexpensive changes to both models and he decided to increase the overall length of the Lark. He did so by adding a new front-end panel with a Mercedes-Benz type of grill. In addition, the headlight section was improved with the use of quad lights. The wheel base was 109 inches on two-door models but a longer 113 inch was used on all four-door models. Most of the additional length came about with new sheet work in the trunk area giving a larger trunk area in the process.

The company also introduced a new Lark model called the Daytona. It came with standard bucket seats and was available in both a two-door hardtop and a convertible model. Buyers had a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

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