On the one hand, I’m glad that more people are starting to appreciate these cars. On the other hand, the “like a British sports car, but well-built and reliable” car is probably gonna get expensive. There are about three of these things in my area, and I’ve never seen any of them actually move, which makes me sad.… Read more
I think they only managed to build a little over 700 ‘64 convertible Larks, though older ones are a bit more common. They don’t pop up for sale often, but they’re out there. I did find one R2 Lark for sale and in really good condition:
Yeah, they thought that it would be better if the car’s performance spoke for itself, but news of their speed records wasn’t widespread and without a presence in professional drag racing or published engine specs, people were less willing to spend their money on it rather than another sporty compact. On the bright… Read more
I dunno, I haven’t heard anything about it being unstable at speed, but then again there aren’t as many people racing Larks versus other cars. I imagine if it can handle going 150, then it’s probably fine on a drag strip. Although in the Hemmings article, they did say that shifting gears in the 5,300 rpm range would… Read more
Thanks! The R-series Larks are some of my favorite obscure muscle cars, because they’re all but forgotten and looking at them, you wouldn’t expect them to be fast. But they are, and very much so! The only trick is finding one, since they didn’t make many to begin with and so few people know about them that not many… Read more
I mean, I’ve accidentally taken away stars from a post after forgetting I’d already starred them, but this is just on a whole other level.
In my Oppopinion, buy a Wagoneer.
The Studebaker Lark R3. It’s the coolest factory sleeper supercar nobody’s ever heard of. It was fully intended to enter production and could’ve made Studebaker one of the biggest players in the early days of the muscle car, but changes in management happened and the new guy in charge was a killjoy who decided…
Nice. I like how the bottom ziptie underlines “it”.
I know you know what that is. What is that and why? I can’t decide if it’s more or less confusing than the picture I found...
Mostly, I was thinking of the videos I’ve seen of the parts of the car that are covered in triangles and whatnot stretching and contracting and stuff. I feel like replicating a complex system like that at a small scale would be extremely difficult, though maybe you could get close by just putting little triangles on… Read more