Engine Size
289ci Supercharged V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style

RARE! Supercharged 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona R2 Hardtop, Four-Speed!

At Art & Speed, we like finding those rare gems, and 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. This garage-kept Stude has been well-cared for with a lot of documentation to back it up from the Studebaker specialist in Mississippi who owned it. Factory options included front disc brakes, bucket seats, and a twin-traction differential.

From headlight to taillight, 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.

As mentioned above, 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!

Inside, the car is new as well. The red and white bucket seats and dash cover are showing to be in excellent condition, appearing as new. The bright red carpet is showing no signs of wear along with the headliner and door panels. Other features and modifications include a period-correct tachometer and a Hurst four-speed shifter for the Borg-Warner T-10 manual transmission. Lastly, the consigner added 15x7-inch Rev Wheels and radial tires to give it a little more aggressive look, though he includes the factory wheel covers.

This Lark Daytona R2 has been with the seller for over 15 years and drives like-new, if not better. It is now being offered in its turn-key-ready condition for you to enjoy. Fully restored with great attention to detail, you will find this Studebaker a pleasure to drive. Give Art & Speed a call today at 901-850-0507 to check out this rare gem of Americana!


  • Matching Numbers 289ci Avanti SuperchargedEngine (Rebuilt) (#JTS 1490)
  • OEM Paxton SN60 Supercharger (Rebuilt)
  • Borg-Warner T-10 Four-Speed Transmission
  • Hurst Shifter
  • Dual Performance Exhaust
  • Finned Valve Covers
  • Factory Exhaust Manifolds
  • 3:31:1 Twin Traction Differential
  • New Engine and Trans Mounts and A-Frame Bushings
  • New Fuel Pump
  • Rebuilt Starter
  • New Radiator and Hoses


  • Dual Master Cylinders
  • Power Disc Brakes Front
  • Power Drum Brakes Rear
  • Power Steering
  • New Rear Spring Bushings
  • New Gabriel Gas Shocks
  • Radial Tires (205/70R15)
  • Rev 15x7-Inch Wheels
  • Immaculate Undercarriage - Clean, Neat, and Rust Free


  • Newer Factory Red Finish with Clearcoat (P6311)
  • Flawless Front and Rear Bumpers (NOS-front)
  • Excellent Glass, Antenna, Mirrors, and All Exterior Trim


  • New Red and white Factory Bucket Seats
  • New Carpet and Dash Cover
  • Factory Steering Wheel
  • New Hurst Shift Handle
  • Interior Trim in Great Shape


Engine Type
Engine Size
289ci Supercharged V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Regal Red
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Red & White
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
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