Studebaker is one of the few brands that usually makes me stop and take notice when I see one on the street or at car shows. Avantis, Hawks and the classic 1950-51 bulletnose cars are the iconic models everyone remembers, but the 1960s Larks are cool as well. Consider that they were developed on a shoestring budget from late-1950s body and chassis components and you're left with an oddball compact sedan that looked very different from most of the cars on the road.
'55 Chevy two-door sedan. Alameda is funny like that. This car isn't quite all-original, as it has certain little custom touches like a dice-shaped turn signal stalk knob and a grasshopper for a hood ornament. It's too bad that the twist grip on the rear gas filler cap isn't a mirror image of itself - it would look almost exactly like the Studebaker logo with its stylized S shape inside a circle. I don't think the wheels/hubcaps are original either, since they look more like they came off of a 1970s Ford -- ironically, probably a Granada. It doesn't surprise me much to see a Studebaker without its original wheels, since most Studebakers I see (and have featured here) belong to the San Francisco collector I commonly refer to as "Stude Guy". His fleet of Studebakers all ride on custom American Racing wheels.
I would like to see this car cleaned up, but in any case I'm glad to see a piece of history being used. South Bend, represent!