This example of the rare and sought after Studebaker Daytona, ( sometimes
called a Studebaker Lark )
It is in superb condition both mechanically and bodywork
Professionally fitted with the Classic Fuel Injection system to improve
the drivability, engine power and reliability
whilst retaining the "
Classic Car " look.
Everything works as it should with no smoke, rattles, noises etc. No known faults or areas likely to need attention
The engine for this Studebaker is the 259 cu inch V8 ( 4.2 L V8) and is very in good condition
with no smoke or rattles. ( believed to have been rebuilt
over last few years, but no paperwork to prove )
Starts and runs perfectly, pulls nicely
Originally these were around 180 BHP with oodles of torque.
With the power boost given by the Classic Fuel Injection system I would
estimate it is now around 200 BHP
Classic Fuel Injection System, more info on
This car has been professionally updated with the Classic Fuel Injection
Benefits of this system include
Automatic Cold Start Control ( no need to mess around with the choke )
Automatic Idle Speed Control
Fully ECU control of Fuel system
Fully ECU control of ignition system
Improved starting, drivability, performance and fuel economy.
Makes the car much more responsive and drives more like a modern car.
Although it has been converted it has been done so in such a way so as
to retain the " Classic Car " look with out making the conversion non
Could easily be converted back to standard by the new owner in about 1/2
day if they so wished.
Cost to carry out this conversion on another car would be around £1600 in parts alone, but well worth doing.
3 speed automatic. ( Borg Warner )
Professionally converted with the "Police" modification so that it now pulls away in 1st gear.
Previously these would pull away in 2nd unless you were climbing the side of a mountain.
Now under normal driving it pulls away in 1st and fairly quickly changes to 2nd
If you bury your right foot then it holds 1st gear until around 3000 rpm before changing for maximum performance.
Probably would cost around £1000 to have this modification carried out on another car
No problems or leaks and all works as it should
Axle / Differential
All works as it should
No problems, noises or leaks
All works as it should with no concerns.
Factory fitted power steering
All works as it should with no concerns.
Factory fitted power brakes
Stops car in a predictable manner with no pulling or binding.
This car has been converted to front disc brakes by the previous owner.
Again not a cheap modification, probably would cost around £500 to do on another car.
Stainless steel aftermarket version with a great V8 sound.
Good overall condition, many years life left
Everything present and working.
Appears to have been retrimmed in the recent past
Electrical system in very good condition.
All gauges and switch gear work as they should
Body and Paint
Superb condition with no signs of corrosion anywhere.
This car came from a very dry area and the previous owner spent thousands having it professionally rebuilt.
Couple of small dings, could be fairly easily pushed out or left as it is.
Very good paint all round.
There are a couple of small scratches and marks but nothing to give any concern.
It really is as good as it looks in the photos
The instruments indicate 4,600 so I assume this means 104,600 miles.
Either way this car has not covered many miles
since it underwent a complete rebuild so it is almost as new.
This Studebaker Daytona is as good as it looks with no known areas of concern.
No corrosion anywhere. ( a benefit of coming from a dry state )
Everything works as it should and it drives beautifully
Ideal for both the long term owner and enthusiast or somebody looking
for an investment.
These Studebaker Daytona Coupe are a rare vehicle, even in the USA. This may be the only one of these in the UK or if not
certainly one of a very few
The previous owner in the USA spent thousands of dollars with a professional rebuild and refurbishment
Car Tax, MOT V5 and Insurance
Being 1964 it benefits from free Historic Car Tax
Current MOT until 05 May 2018
Car is UK registered and V5 is present and in my name
Most drivers will be able to insure this on a classic policy for around
£150 per year
My History with the Car
Purchased last June from a UK Studebaker fan who himself imported this car
from the Los Angeles area of the USA.
I have only carried out a few small jobs and routine servicing and had the Classic Fuel Injection System
fitted. Otherwise it is as I bought it
Reason For Sale
Basically running out of space.
I have too many cars and projects and not enough time and storage.
This is my own car and as such is a private sale and is not connected with my business.
It is shown on this website purely for practical advertising purposes
Offered For Sale
Asking a very reasonable £16,495 ono.
You will struggle to find another one and certainly not in this condition
Please contact me on 07968 448803 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a
viewing or discuss further.
+ 44 7968 448803
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Classic Fuel Injection Unit 7B, Reeds Farm Estate, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3ST, UK
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