30th May 2006, 08:44

I owned a 1960 Lark while in high school and college from 1965 to 1969. It was a solid and well built car and incredibly simple to work on. The fuel mileage was good and it was a tough, dependable little car.

4th Nov 2007, 10:59

Hi, thanks for posting your story. I have a 1959 Studebaker Lark 6 that sat for years and like yours started after a simple jump. Tuned it up and runs great. The rear brake light has gone out, I was wondering do you know how I should fix this? Is it a simple fuse or something mechanical I should be looking at? Thanks.

20th Nov 2007, 16:49

Fixing a rear brake light on a Studebaker Lark is pretty basic: if the bulb is good and the fuse is not blown, then the problem is either in the wiring or in the switch. Those old Larks probably had a hydraulic switch screwed into the side of the master cylinder instead of a mechanical switch on the brake pedal, iirc. If replacing the switch does not fix it, then you will have to track down the wiring problem. Check for a bad ground first and then work your way back from there to the brake light switch.

22nd Feb 2008, 08:27

I have a 59 Lark VI, I am having trouble locating front fenders for replacement parts. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

27th Feb 2008, 10:59

Re the above comment looking for a Lark fender: if you are not a member of the Studebaker Drivers Club (studebakerdriversclub.com), then you should join. Over 12,000 members and invaluable source of parts and info. Not sure if Lark fenders are being reproduced or not, but they should certainly be able to advise you of possible sources.

My first car was a '59 Lark VI. Good luck on your search.

16th Dec 2016, 05:07

That's not efficient at all for a car of that size and power.