289 4-Speed: 1963 Studebaker Lark Convertible

If you were to compare automotive makers to soda companies you might be tempted to compare the legendary Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company the something like Snapple. But if Coke is GM and Pepsi is Ford, then Snapple is Dodge…so you’ve got to dig deeper because Studebaker is closer in rarity to Reed’s Ginger Brew. Find this 1963 Studebaker Lark Convertible offered for $16,000 in Wenatchee, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.

From the seller:

1963 studebaker lark
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 64830
paint color: red
size: sub-compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
Car is located in Wenatchee WA, but posting in Seattle because our local craigslist is rarely used.

1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible V8 289 4.7 L 4 speed manual. 64,800 miles since new

This Lark received a full frame off restoration about 15 years ago, but less then 1,000 miles ago. Still in really good shape. All the really hard work has been done, and this car runs and drive beautifully. Motor and paint are in great shape. The car has great styling, and people love it every time we take it out. Car has been driven very easy miles since restoration, and has never been in rain.

You can make the car as perfect as you want, but a couple of things to consider. Has a minor motor oil leak, I add oil maybe once a year. A mouse got in the car and chewed the back seat and convertible cover pictured. The convertible top is brand new, but I have not had the top up since the mouse. It is a power top, but I don’t know how to lift it up. When the car has been driven for a while, and the ignition is shut off it will idle for a bit before shutting off. I purchased the car from the person who had the restoration done, so I am no means an expert on this car.

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