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1961 Studebaker Lark VI DeLuxe Series 61SKnow your VIN?
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Original Base Price $2,160.00
No. Produced 2,924
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 4
Passengers
Model Number 61S-P4
Weight 2,865lbs
Wheelbase 108.5 inches
Length 175 inches
Width 71.4 inches
Height 56.5 inches
Front Tread 57.4 inches
Rear Tread 56.6 inches
Type Inline overhead valve
Displacement 169.65 cu. in.
Cylinders 6
Bore & Stroke 3 & 4 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 8.5 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt Not applicable
Brake Horsepower 112@4500
Rated Horsepower 21.6
Torque 154@2000
Main Bearings 4
Valve Lifters Hydraulic
Block Material
Engine Numbers
Engine No. Location Upper left front of block.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Single downdraft
Make Carter
Type Helical
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st 2.605 to 1
2nd 1.63 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.536 to 1
Single plate dry disc
Clutch Size 9.1 inches
Semifloating
Hypoid
Differential Ratio 3.73
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Recirculating ball
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum
Front Size 10 inches
Rear Size 9 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 9 inches
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 12
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Tube and center
Fuel Type
Mileage
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 6 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 2.25 Pints
Cooling System 11 Quarts
Rear Differential 2.5 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. Starting 61S-1001
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Additional Information
This model has a 113 inch wheelbase.

Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
www.lapl.org
Studebaker Passenger Car Shop Manual 1959-1964Los Angeles Public Library
Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 Krause Pub.Los Angeles Public Library
The Production Figure Book for U.S. Cars Jerry HeasleyHorseless Carriage Foundation
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
www.hcfi.org
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age January 1961Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age April 1961Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor's Auto Repair Manual 28th EditionLos Angeles Public Library
Paint Type Enamel
Colors White Sand
Gulfstream Blue
Williamsburg Green
Sandalwood Beige
Oasis Green
Colonial Red
Jonquil Yellow
Pacific Blue
Sudan Beige
Ermine
Green Jade
Riviera Blue
Desert Sand
Blaze
Autumn Haze
Flamingo
Suntone
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Flightomatic automatic transmissionOpt
Power brakesOpt
Power steeringOpt
Pushbutton RadioOpt
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