1959 Studebaker Lark 6 Deluxe 6 cylinder L-head from North America
Not fast, definitely not sporty, but a truly memorable first car. I would like to find another one
Fuel pump failed.
Window handle on the driver's door broke off, and I stupidly used vise-grips to roll the window up and down, which prevented the replacement handle from working when I finally found one.
My first car, bought for $375. Four door sedan with three on the tree stick shift. Had a radio and heater in it, but no other options.
This thing was built like a little tank. No power steering meant you got a workout every time you drove it. I drove it through my last two years of high school. It was definitely the oldest car in the parking lot, but I didn't care, I thought it was way cooler than all the Pintos, Vegas and Datsuns that everybody else drove. Even though it was not that old (15 years) when I got it, I never saw another one on the road in all the time I owned it.
I was determined to get a Studebaker after my first choice of car (a bullet nose 1950 Commander for $300), sitting in the back row of a dealer's lot, got sold to someone else after the dirtball dealer said he would sell it to me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2004