To obtain the supercharged engine, you had to purchase a hardtop or a convertible Studebaker Lark.
The car came with a Mercedes styled grill, quad headlights, and no bumper pads. The longer wheel base
gave the car a more streamlined appearance compared to the stubby looking vehicles of past years.
Lark sales had dropped entering 1962. Rather than come out with a totally new body design, the
company had decided to make a facelift as inexpensive as possible. Adding to the length could be done
and giving the car more power could be accomplished without extreme cost.
The Lark still had ample passenger space and the new length allowed the trunk storage volume to increase.
The name Lark was removed from the badging for the car. A new model, the Wagonaire, a station wagon
with a removable roof permitting tall items to be stored in the back of the wagon more readily was introduced.
The Lark was built at South Bend, Indiana and until 1966 in Hamilton, Ontario.