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Old 07-29-2011, 03:27 PM
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The Lark's are great cars, Stude parts are readily available and widely interchangeable between models and years. They were also designed with ease of maintenance in mind. It would be a perfect "first" classic but be forewarned they can be addictive, it's hard to own just one, I'm constantly tempted. They were way ahead of their time in 1953 when the so called "Loewy" coupes came out but then they rested on their laurels and the rest of the industry quickly caught them and left them in the dust but they were still solid dependable cars right up to the end in 1966. Definitely check out the Studebaker Drivers Club.

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This is my '55 Stude Commander Coupe, this design is incorrectly attributed to Raymond Loewy. It was in fact one of his employees, Robert Bourke, who designed the cars..... Larks used all the same suspension and driveline as mine. Many parts from '53 thru '66 interchange.

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