1963 Studebaker Daytona 2 Door Hardtop

This fully restored 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona R2 Hardtop is one of only 110 built with the supercharged Jet-Thrust 289ci V8 with a four-speed manual gearbox - we spotted this advertised on .artandspeed.com. Factory options included front disc brakes, bucket seats, and a twin-traction differential.

The seller noted that everything is rebuilt or replaced with new or NOS parts relatively recently. Those updates start with a repaint using the factory basecoat color, Regal Red, with a clearcoat on top. The body is obviously in great shape, as are the NOS bumpers, as well.

The engine is the original 289ci V8 but rebuilt to OEM specs with all the right parts. The Paxton SN60 supercharger is also restored, and the engine bay freshened up along with it. The owner even added finned Studebaker valve covers that really set it apart. All bushings have been replaced, including the A-frame, engine, and transmission mounts. At the same time, all the peripherals were rebuilt or replaced, including the fuel pump, starter, radiator, hoses, brake master cylinder, brakes, brake lines, oil lines, and even the exhaust. This car wants for nothing!

Not too many 63s on the register - a few below. If you have one, please add yours so we can preserve the details of these rare cars.

Vehicle details

Added on 7 Oct 2022

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built in 1963
Automatic (column shift)
62,582 miles
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Red/white vinyl
Engine Type: 
8 cylinder
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
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