When Studebaker updated the styling of its 1956 cars, the sultry Raymond Loewy-designed coupes were kept in production. Modernized with Mercedes-like grilles and curvaceous tail fins, they became Studebaker Hawks, offered as both hardtop and pillared coupes and with several different engines.
$13,750 USD | Sold
| Santa Monica, California
For 1959, the Silver Hawk was the top of the line, and could be had with either V-8 or six-cylinder power. This car was originally a six, but has been up-rated with a four-barrel Studebaker V-8 with automatic transmission, resulting in very spritely performance. Other equipment includes a heater, dual door mirrors, seatbelts and a Clarion AM/FM/cassette stereo in the original dashboard location, with JVC speakers in the rear.
In large measure a refreshed original car, it has very nice black-and-silver gray interior and excellent body contours. As one of just 7,788 Hawks built in 1959, it represents a very small constituency.