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The 1962-1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona and convertible were the sportiest models in Studebaker's aging compact line, introduced for 1962 along with a major reskinning by stylist Brooks Stevens -- who again accomplished wonders for South Bend on a minimal budget. The more flowing body lines for 1962-1963 were set off by a Mercedes-style square grille. For 1964, styling became more straight-edged and crisper, and a neat inverted-trapezoid grille was used. Underneath it all, however, was the basic bodyshell first seen in the 1953 Champion/Commander series. Offered with both six- and eight-cylinder engines, everything from the ancient L-head six, which had been finally updated to overhead valves for 1961, to the hot R-series versions of the 289 V-8 (though very few found their way into Larks). Studebaker's declining sales volume make these models quite rare today -- and they're quite good cars at that, with a useful combination of performance and economy. Specifications Bodywork Length: cm (in): 490 (193) Width: cm (in): 182 (71.5) Height: cm (in): 145 (57) Wheelbase: cm (in): 287 (113) Weight: kg (lb): 1580 (3487) Mechanics. Displacement: V8 4247 cc (259 ci), front-mounted Valve gear: 16 Fuel system: 1 Rochester carburetor Gearbox: 3-speed, automatic Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive Maximum power: 180 hp at 4500 rpm Documentation: 64VP8 4258 DAY 8 WAGONAIRE 13 P 6414 HORIZON GREEN 14 937 GV 19 FLIGHT O MATIC 38 POWER STEERING 40 DISC BRAKES 45 INDIVIDUAL SEATS NON RECL 46 HIDEAWAY SEAT 51 B 4 WHT LIFEGUARD TIRES H 54 ELEC REAR WINDOWS 60 CLIMATIZER 62 CLOCK 63 ELEC WINDS 66 RADIO PUSH 70 UNDERCOATI 71 FRONT BUMP 79 WHEEL DISC 80 LUGGAGE CA 81 BELTS L&R 83 TAILGATE S 87 AC3180 L 99 TAG FILMWAYS INC MR ED