1962 Studebaker Lark 6 2.8


I loved it


I had some problems with the clutch bearing. Nothing a new bearing couldn't solve.

General Comments:

It was a 4 door sedan, painted light grey, 3 shifts with overdrive gearbox, and I was the 3rd owner.

Believe me, that car was just fantastic, with room for six people, very quiet and easy to repair.

Oh God, why did I sell it???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th September, 2006

1962 Studebaker Lark 6 S 2.8 167 cid




During this 14 years of owning I replaced :

1) Three times the engine head.

2) Two times a major overhaul (inc' everything).

3) Alternator - replaced the common dynamo.

General Comments:

One of the greatest and reliable car ever made in USA.

Those Lark's were the last gasp of Studebaker.

It's simple car that still can be used daily and manage well on highways with a safe speed of 110 km/h.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2003

29th Dec 2014, 04:48

I see that the owner of the 1962 Lark has had to replace the cylinder head three times. This is the version that had overhead valves, which started with the 1961 models of the Lark 6.

Unfortunately, cylinder head cracking is common with the overhead-valve version of the Champion 6. Apparently, Studebaker made the valve-seat diameters larger than was advisable. I would consider switching to the older flathead version.