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Studebaker -Frua lark Prototype
As an alternative to the Studebaker Lark, designed of Duncan MacRae, Torino based designer, Pietro Frua, on behalf of the Italian Importer, Renato Bornigia, created two styling exercises during 1960. The cars were buit by the coach works Carrozzeria Frua, in Torino( 1960 two door, V8) and Carrozzeria Francis Lombardi (1960 Studebaker Italia - four door V8), in Vercelli .



The Two Door ( 1960)

The November 3-13, 1960 presentation at the 42nd Salone Internazionale dellŽAutomobile in Turin

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The V8 Build Sheet
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The 1961 Four door, Studebaker Italia from the Carrozzeria Francis Lombardi . March 16-26, 1961 at the Italsuisse exhibition booth at the 31st International Automobile Salon in Geneva
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The years were not kind to the cars....

Between 1960 and 1984, ownership unknown
1984 owners NN (auto recovery), Rome (I)
1984 Owner Antonio Quattrini, Rome (I) December 2003 together with chassis number 7 offered for sale for 10,000 euros
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May 2004 Purchased by Patrick Drnec, Bell Gardens, California
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