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1963 Studebaker Lark Custom

1963 Studebaker Lark in Black Butterflies, Movie, 2011 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US — Built in: ZA

1963 Studebaker Lark Custom

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kegare JP

2012-04-06 15:08

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Commander 57 US

2012-04-06 15:14

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Another Studebaker.
This one is a 1963 Lark.
Custom trim, per side chrome pattern.

Note incorrect emblem on sail panel, not to mention non-stock 2-tone.

-- Last edit: 2012-04-06 15:18:18

rjluna2 US

2012-04-06 15:30

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Was this one ever built in Canada? :think:

Commander 57 US

2012-04-06 17:25

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Studebaker did have a Canadian assembly plant but I don't know offhand in what years.
Of course, after December of 1963, ALL Studebakers were built in Canada.

robi DE

2012-04-07 00:35

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Is this an authentic police car?

Commander 57 US

2012-04-07 02:30

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That I couldn't answer.

bobmony US

2012-09-28 20:17

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I believe the Canadian assembly plant was operational 1946 - 1966. I'm wondering if this right-hand drive example could have been Australian assembled?

studebakerv8 CH

2013-07-04 21:17

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Hi , I have one of these back in South Africa and the badges were on it when I got it in 1986 and I remember others that had them as well, it also has the same trim . The only difference is the two tone paint. These cars were assembled in Uitenhage VW Plant in Port Elisabeth in South Africa . They came in as CKD kits and the local content was wheel rims , upholstry and a few other things like the wiring and also paint. I do not remember the exact percentage that was required. We only had the 259ci engine and 3 speed OD transmission and no heater. As far as I know there there were no 6 cylinder versions. They were well known as Police cars but as I remember them they were Black.

Commander 57 US

2013-07-04 22:51

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Always interesting to hear about foreign-built Studebakers.

That V-8 sail panel emblem with the crossed flags is similar to the pieces used on domestic '57 Presidents.

studebakerv8 CH

2013-07-14 20:31

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Hi , nice to see someone is still following this, the emblem was apparently available in 64 for the Daytona so it is a mystery to me why we had it on the 63 Lark Standard in South Africa. I can still order the emblem new at Studebaker International in South Bend, Indiana. I have uploaded a pic of my car to the site so you can see what it looks like , I removed the emblems when I had it repainted in 2004 thinking they were wrong. Since then I have found out that they were mounted from new.

Commander 57 US

2013-07-14 21:27

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Yes, quite so.
The '64 and '65 Daytonas had that emblem.

-- Last edit: 2013-07-14 21:28:38

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