Our New Car

The 1962 Studebaker Lark 2-Door Hard-Top powered by the Studebaker 259/4.2 V-8 driving through a 3-speed manual transmission, Borg Warner Overdrive and a Dana 27 Twin-Traction Rear Axle.

Surprisingly peppy. Short gears around town yet long legs for the highway.

When you roll up the side glass, they fit together tightly with no air leaks.

It’s only the two of us and Duke, the Dog, and Duke is perfectly capable of crawling in and out of the back seat.

I always wanted true dual exhaust. Sounds nice.

The GM cars of the era would leave gasoline on sudden acceleration. The Lark has a high mounted air vent and a sealed gas cap.

There’s something about the roof line.

Hub caps I have but don’t like. Ten inch dog bowl hub caps are in the near future.

Four headlights, a grill, a lark emblem and the one year hood ornament.

By Art Joly

I am a retired New England toolmaker doing his best to enjoy the last years of his life.

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