West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely fastidiously and sincerely over-the -top restored, both cosmetically and mechanically, and very well presented and great daily driving example of this very rare and striking believed to be original southern California 1959 Studebaker Regal D6 Lark VIII 2 Door Station Wagon with the rare and optional factory 259 V8 engine matched to a 3 spd manual transmission and which recently underwent a no expense spared and fully comprehensive complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration over the last few years including a fully rebuilt engine, transmission, all new brakes & 4 new Whitewall tires. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are restored and historically solid and rust-free.
Very rare 2 Door Wagon with the optional desirable 259 CID OHV V8 engine Single 2 Barrel Downdraft Carburetor 180 BHP @ 4,500 RPM 3 Speed Manual Transmission 4 Wheel Hydraulic Brake Drums Front independent coil spring suspension Rear Live Axle with Semi Elliptical Leaf Springs Fastidiously restored by collector owner Believed to be a California car from new
The car looks extremely impressive with a very striking repaint with the interior also having been fully restored to original factory specifications apart from an aftermarket radio! The dashboard, the headliner, the carpets and all the seats have been fully restored and are in exceptional and virtually flawless condition throughout!
The car has its correct and factory optional top-of-the-line 259 2 BBL V8 engine which is strong and powerful for this car and this particular car drives very well - must be sen and driven to be fully appreciated!
Reportedly the vehicle spent its entire life in southern California and appears to be correct from the thick files of service receipts and records to be included in the sale. It underwent an absolutely fully comprehensive and no expense spared restoration by its previous collector/owner. In addition to the cosmetic restoration, it was also mechanically and electrically restored with all components replaced at the time of the restoration as documented by the file of receipts totaling many thousands of dollars, not including labor.
Studebakers declining fortunes and sales volume by the early sixties make these very rare models today and with the combination of strong performance and styling this is one very attractive station wagon which should prove both desirable to any classic American car enthusiast or collector today.
In summary, this particular example is an absolutely beautifully restored example with both cosmetics and mechanics attended to in great daily driving and turn-key ready to enjoy today condition and a simply wonderful example of this very collectible 1959 Studebaker D6 Regal Lark VIII 259 V8 2 Door Station Wagon.