It’s always interesting to see a simple looking car that hides something more, a hot-rod soul that will surely blow the minds of muscle car fans as it rages through the strip.
This 1963 Studebaker Lark VI 2-door sedan is one great example. It has been beefed up with a new powerhouse, a 350 ci Chevy V8 engine. Although the look of this Studebaker has been slightly modified, it still looks innocent enough to fool anyone. Its ride has been lowered a bit and features a louvered hood and American Racing wheels on all corners.
The Studebaker Larks had the 289 ci V8 engine available as options which produced a bit of power to a small and lightweight sedan. But the 289 are far from this Lark’s badass 350 that has been fined tuned and topped with an Edelbrock carburetor that really brings a whole different level of power.
Although the style of the Lark is not that popular, it still has its own charm that you can’t deny. They look a bit stubby but the chrome works and solid grille goes well with the simple Lark body. Like most of the Studebaker models, the Lark was a great driver. The Lark is also one of Studebaker’s final models before closing down in 1966.
This ’63 Lark is from a muscle car dealer from Homer City, Pennsylvania. Other modifications of this Lark include an 8’’ Ford rear end, aluminum valve covers, A/C unit with a freshly polished compressor, automatic transmission with a B&M Converter lock up switch, aluminum radiator, power brakes, and Uro headlights. The engine bay has been nicely detailed with chrome trim to add a bit of beauty under the hood.
The interior has also been worked on for some added comfort and beauty. It now comes in a 2-tone blue and black design. It features a Lecarra steering wheel wrapped in blue leather, billet tilt steering column, Shark aftermarket gauges, bench seats reupholstered with blue velour, and a handcrafted center console.
The blue velour and the handcrafted console may not be a popular choice, this Lark does look good both in the exterior and interior. With its custom wheels fitted with performance tires, it has a very solid stance. You can clearly see on the photos that this Lark is incredibly clean and solid, which includes the chromed engine bay. This hot rod Studebaker Lark has been sold for $19,900 which is a fair price for a unique hot rod that has been well built. It is a great classic ride to bring on Saturday night cruise and shock everyone.
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