Studebaker Lark

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Studebaker Lark

The Lark wis a pioneerin "compact caur" designed an built bi Studebaker an introduced as a 1959 model.

Frae its introduction in 1959 till 1962, the Lark wis a product o the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. In mid-1962, the company dropped "Packard" frae its name and revertit tae its pre-1954 name, the Studebaker Corporation. In addition tae being built in Studebaker's South Bend, Indiana, home plant, the Lark an its descendants wur an aa built in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, frae 1959-1966 bi Studebaker o Canada Limited. The caurs wur an aa exportit tae a number o kintras aroond the warld as completit units an completely knocked doun (CKD) kits.

Lark-based variants represented the bulk o the range o models produced bi Studebaker efter 1958 an sold in far greater volumes than the Hawk family sports caur an the later Avanti. The company, which celebratit its 100t anniversary in 1952, ceased auto production in 1966.

End o production models[eedit | eedit soorce]

The last South Bend caur an the last Canadian caur are on display at the Studebaker Naitional Museum in Sooth Bend, Indiana. The final U.S. built Lark-type wis retained bi the company instead o being delivered tae the Pennsylvania dealer who haed ordered it. The caur haes approximately 30 mi (48 km) on its odometer. The final Canadian caur, a 1966 Cruiser, wis driven several thoosan miles bi a company executive (records indicate that it wis built for delivery tae the company's Parts and Service Division in Sooth Bend). It wis eventually retired tae the company's collection an haes been restored in recent years tae as-new condition.