Cold case Studey reveals sad secret

News today from Elk Point, SD that skeletal remains found inside a 1960 Studebaker Lark that was discovered submerged in Brule Creek may be those of  two 17 years old girls missing for the past 42 years.  The Lark  2-door sedan was upside down and not spotted until just now for some reason. It’s wearing factory issue Studebaker “dog dish” hubcaps and the still intact license plate matches that of the missing girls’ ill-fated Studey.  Cold, cold case and a sad ending for the teens who would have been almost 60 now as well as a car near and dear to Feral Car folks like us.

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On a MUCH lighter note, roving Feral Cars reporter Amy Treco spotted a nice ’63 Lark, right side up, the other day and we dig its very basic, no-frills looks.  There are lots of restored and protected convertibles and hardtops out there but not all that many bottom-of-the-line 2-door sedans like this feral find which wears the same “dog dish” hubcaps as the the one in which those teens, apparently,  perished so long ago.

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Here’s a TV commercial from the same year as the cold case Lark that explains why Studebaker’s compact was like no other.

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