1954 Willys Lark Deluxe Model 685 Boasts Unrivaled Preservation

Aug 27, 2019 2 min read
1954 Willys Lark Deluxe Model 685 Boasts Unrivaled Preservation

It might not look like it, but this car has survived many Canadian winters.

Don’t show up to classic car cruises or shows with a model everyone else has seen a million times. Instead, grab this ultra-unique 1954 Willys Lark Deluxe Model 685. If you haven’t heard of it or seen anything quite like it, just imagine the stares it will draw from everyone else, even self-avowed car experts.

1954 Willys Lark Deluxe Model 685 Boasts Unrivaled Preservation

With this Willys you’re not just getting something different, you’re acquiring an all-original classic in exceptional condition. The Gray exterior and Gray interior are both original, something you might not guess at first glance. A nice shine on the body panels, plus a lack of threadbare, ripped seats are the first hint that the owner of this classic American car has gone to great lengths to preserve it.

Despite having spent its days in Novia Scotia, Canada, this vehicle was garaged at the start of each winter and did not emerge until the poor weather was done. That means no salt splashed onto the undercarriage or harsh conditions for this car at all. It’s a cream puff, making it all the more alluring.

Thanks to proper servicing from day one until now, you’ll find the original 161ci Hurricane 6-cylinder engine is running smooth and strong. It works with the factory-original 3-speed manual column-shift transmission, something that hasn’t been on the market for some time.

Ahead of its time, the Willys Lark was part of the innovative Aero line of cars. It was offered from 1952 to 1954, and during that short run paved the way for the coming wave of compact American cars. Its claim to fame was a lightweight, unit construction that helped with handling and allowed the smaller engine to provide surprising acceleration. Some of the original documentation for this car is included with the sale, including the Novia Scotia Motor Vehicle Registration.

To purchase this car, contact Silverstone Motorcars.

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