Grandmother’s ’61 Studebaker

Grandmother’s ’61 Studebaker

Pick of the Day has been owned by the same family since new

The Pick of the Day is a 1961 Studebaker Lark VIII sedan that originally was owned by the seller’s grandmother.

“This is my grandmother’s car from Allenwood, Pennsylvania,” the private seller notes in the car’s advertisement on “She was the proverbial little-old-lady who went to church and the store once a week and then dusted the car.”

The seller has owned the car for 30 years “and it’s time to entrust her to someone who will care for her for the next 57 years.”

The seller admits that at the car’s age, “Little things are starting to show up like the floor lining is cracked and the hood pull-knob has come off.”

However, the car comes with its original documentation, including hand-written notes, presumably by grandmother.

“The car is all original and in very good condition,” the seller promises. “Solid, runs well, I take it for Sunday drives.”

The seller says the body and trim are very good, upholster is original “and in excellent shape,” and adds that the “glass is flawless.”

The compact sedan is powered by its original 259cid V8 engine linked to an automatic transmission. The Lark VIII shared that engine with the Studebaker Hawk sports car. The powerplant was rated at 180 horsepower.

The odometer shows less than 35,000 miles.

The seller, located in Los Angeles, is asking $8,500 from the car’s next caretaker.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.


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  • Patrick Leblanc
    May 28, 2018, 3:40 PM

    It seems like a great car. I wish that I was living in this state.

    Patrick from New York City

  • david
    May 28, 2018, 11:47 PM

    Very nice vehicle dont see many ibn this condition here in australia

  • Car Nut Seattle
    June 10, 2019, 7:45 PM

    Beautiful looking Studebaker. My favourite years for the Studebaker Lark are 1959-61.


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