For those in the know, you would probably first ask, “Isn’t the Daytona a trim level for the Lark?” And you’d be right for the 1962 examples. However, the newly dubbed top-of-the-line trim would become the model name towards the end of the model series. Nay, the end of the maker. Studebaker would soon close its doors a few year after today’s car was built.
The Daytona was initially established to distinguish the “new hotness” of two-door coupes with bucket seats from its other variants. With the third generation of the Lark, Studebaker barely identified its model with any exterior or interior emblems. This was an attempt to phase out the Lark line, which it did in 1966. But other factors contributed to Studebaker not being able to produce a replacement with its closure in 1967.
Without further ado,
1965 Studebaker Daytona
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