Studebaker Car Club Of New South Wales


Year 1959

Lark Hardtop.

Body 2 door, 5 Passenger Sedan.

Studebaker V8 OHV,

259 ci (4.2 L)

195 hp @ 4,500 rpm.

Gearbox 3sp Flightomatic.
Diff. Ratio 3.3:1
Electrical 12v Generator, Delco Remy system
Wheelbase 108" (2,743 mm)

Foot - Drums, 11" Front, 10" Rear.

Hand - Rear Drums.

Weight 3,034 lb (1,379 kg)
Wheels 5.5 x 15'.
Tyre Size 6.70/15
Origin USA, South Bend, Indiana.







History of this Vehicle



1 of 7,492 fully assembled at South Bend, in December 1958.
A right hand drive export model, believed to be sent from Studebaker to Australia as one of 5 for evaluation.


1959 - 1981

Under investigation.


If anyone can provide any information about this vehicle's history, it would be greatly received.


1981 - Today

Owned by Max and Kerri Myers, Bankstown NSW.


It was purchased in run down condition at Engadine, NSW and has undergone an extensive 15 year restoration and re-build to be completed in April 2005.


It is driven regularly on club and social outings on full registration.


If you would like to contact the owner of this vehicle, please email to address 

shown on our Contact Us page, and include this vehicle reference 59lrkht-mm01 in your message.



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