We love it when someone steps outside of the box and builds a car that you just don’t see very often, and for some not at all. Amidst the sea of your typical classic cars from the big 3, you rarely see something from one of the other makes that were around in the mid 60’s. Studebaker was around through the turn of the last century, and built cars up through the 1960’s. One model was a compact little sedan called the Lark, available in two or four door versions.
The Lark Daytona, as you see here, is owned by Phillip McKee, and we found his impressive build on Pro-Touring.com. Initially, he wasn’t sure what he was going to do with his “sweet little ride”, but as you can tell he had huge plans for it and as it progresses it’s becoming less of a sweet little ride and more of a badass little ride.
That change in persona was gradual, but from the moment was saw the wide tires planned for this car we knew something was up. Watching the work that goes into this almost makes you wonder where all the ideas and inspiration come from, because it seems everything has to be designed from scratch and custom built for this car.
The 315/35ZR17 tires that are getting tucked up underneath are making this average little sedan into a mean looking beast. Of course, the LS6 and T56 combo are going to help this car get those massive tires turning pretty easily, we’re sure. We’re going to keep an eye on this build, and we want to bring you back to it when it gets done. If it’s current state is any indication of what to expect, badass won’t begin to describe it.