Description


When Studebaker hired designer Brooks Stevens to redesign the Hawk for 1962, he was faced with working on a shoestring budget under the uncertainty surrounding the company's fortunes, Stevens modernized Raymond Loewy's original design in striking fashion, rounding off the rear of the car and replacing its softly arcing roofline with a squared-off roof inspired by the Ford Thunderbird. The design remained virtually unchaged for 1963, but in another attempt to increase the new Hawk's appeal, Studebaker began offering the Avanti 289 CI V-8 in both normally aspirated and supercharged versions and a new Super Hawk braking and handling package that included front and rear anti-roll bars, rear radius rods, heavy-duty springs, power steering and power front disc brakes. Unrestored except for a repaint in the original Ermine White, this sterling example is one of 56 early production 1963 GT Hawks special ordered to Super Hawk specifications before the model was technically available from the factory. It was specially built for actor Alan Young, who at the time was the star of the hit television comedy "Mr. Ed" and retains its matching-numbers R1 289/240 HP Jet-Thrust Avanti V-8 engine, which is teamed with a heavy-duty Flight-O-Matic transmission and Twin Traction limited-slip rear end. It still features its original and exceptionally fresh Red vinyl interior equipped with factory Climatizer air conditioning, full gauges and a 6,000-RPM tachometer and recently received braking system and engine services using NOS seals and gaskets. A California and Arizona car for most of it's life, it comes with the original build record from the Studebaker National Museum.

Details

  • 1 of 56 early production GT Hawks special ordered to Super Hawk specifications before it was technically available from the factory

  • Specially built by the factory for actor Alan Young the star of television show Mr. Ed

  • Numbers matching R1 289/240 HP Jet-Thrust Avanti V-8 engine

  • duty Flight-O-Matic transmission

  • traction rear end

  • Climatizer air conditioning

  • disc brakes

  • steering

  • Unrestored with one repaint in original Ermine White

  • Red vinyl interior

  • braking system and engine servicing with NOS seals and gaskets

  • Arizona car from new

  • build record from Studebaker National Museum
  • Engine

    Engine Type

    Gasoline

    Engine Size

    289 V8

    Body

    Body Color

    Ermine White

    Body Style

    Coupe

    Doors

    2

    Basic

    Year

    1963

    Make

    Studebaker

    Model

    Hawk

    Interior

    Interior Color

    Red

    Secondary Interior Color

    Black

    Seating Type

    Bucket

    Seat Material

    Vinyl

    Shifter Type

    Column

    1963 Studebaker Hawk
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