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Fort Lauderdale | Lot 190

1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk

$44,000 USD | Sold

United States | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

14 March 2014


The Hawk was the brainchild of Brooks Stevens, a brilliant designer with a unique ability to transform older models into much more modern-looking machinery on a low budget. Based on the 1953 Starliner and its ensuing evolutionary versions, Stevens bolted on a different set of fenders on all four corners, altered the roofline, hood and deck lines, added a Mercedes-Benz style grille and fitted aluminum rocker covers to slim down the body.The result was a fresh-looking modern coupe – a prestige 2+2 that would be offered in several models and powertrains.

From 1956 to 1958, the top-of-the-line version was dubbed the Golden Hawk, of which the car presented here is an outstanding example. It benefits from an extensive ground-up restoration. Of course, as a Golden Hawk variant, its 289-cid V-8 engine with dual exhaust benefits from a supercharger, increasing output to 275 brake horsepower. The transmission is an automatic with a Twin Traction rear end that is denoted by TT badging.

Among the features on this correctly colored White Gold with Parchment White two-tone Studebaker are bucket seats and interior in black, center console, dual antennas, aftermarket air conditioning, aftermarket AM/FM/cassette; power steering and brakes. The trunk contains the jack and spare. This supercharged Golden Hawk is described as being in excellent running and driving condition.

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