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1956 Studebaker Flight Hawk

1956 Flight Hawk
Jul 21, 2020 Engine Horsepower Number Built Price When New 185 CU IN (30L) INLINE SIX 101 4,949 $1,98600 The Flight Hawk was Studebaker’s entry-level Hawk model in 1956 It was available as a five-window coupe for domestic sales but also as a hardtop body in export markets  Power came from Studebaker’s economical Read More →

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The Citroën DS 19: Radically Different

Jul 21, 2020 The Citroën DS 19 was one of the most innovative production vehicles of the 20th century It’s “glass escargot” design evoked French philosopher Roland Barthes to remark in 1957 that the DS 19 had “obviously fallen from the sky” The DS 19’s origins can be traced to back to the 1930s, and the work of sculptor and designer Flaminio Read More →

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Meet the Studebaker Sisters

Studebaker Sisters
Jun 25, 2020 The first Studebaker to permanently reside in northern Indiana was not Henry or Clement Studebaker but their eldest sister Sally (Sarah) Studebaker Welch (1822-1902) and her husband Phillip They arrived in the late 1840s and operated a toll road running south out of South Bend The Welches later moved to Goshen where they remained for the rest of Read More →

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Setting the Pace

Jun 19, 2020 The Studebaker Corporation was selected to provide the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions: 1929, 1940, 1952, and 1962 The concept of the pace car in motorsports originated at the first 500 in 1911 A rolling start was desired instead of the customary standing start, and a pace car was introduced to keep the field in line The Read More →

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1964 Studebaker Hawks

1964 Gran Turismo Hawk
May 22, 2020 The Hawk’s final year saw minor changes from 1963, with a redesigned deck lid and an optional vinyl roof being the most notable, and the Avanti’s high-performance options continued from 1963 Hawk production ceased on December 20, 1963 with the closing of Studebaker’s South Bend plant Model: Engine: HP: Body Style: Base Read More →

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1963 Studebaker Hawks

1963 Gran Turismo Hawk
May 22, 2020 The Gran Turismo Hawk received some minor restyling for 1963 but the big news was the availability of the Avanti’s high-performance engines and optional disc brakes A full high-performance package, introduced in the spring of 1963, included the Avanti’s engine, heavy-duty suspension, disc brakes, a tachometer and a 160-mile-per-hour Read More →

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1961 Studebaker Hawks

1961 Hawk
May 08, 2020 Studebaker spruced up the Hawk for 1961 with the additions of an optional four-speed manual transmission, bucket seat interior and a rear fender color accent The four-speed transmission was a popular option, with over 40% of production so equipped Model: Engine: HP: Body Style: Base Price: Production: Hawk 289 Read More →

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1962 Studebaker Hawks

1962 Gran Turismo Hawk
May 08, 2020 Although many suspected the Hawk would be dropped for 1962, new Studebaker President Sherwood Egbert commissioned Milwaukee-based industrial designer Brooks Stevens to freshen the six-year old design The result was the Gran Turismo Hawk, which featured a Thunderbird-inspired roofline and a completely redesigned interior Despite a $400 price Read More →

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1960 Studebaker Hawks

1960 Studebaker Hawk
May 01, 2020 Steel shortages saw Studebaker delay the Hawk’s introduction until February of 1960, a full five months into the model year Although the model name changed – it now was simply called the “Hawk” – little else did Studebaker’s 289 V8 returned as the standard Hawk engine Model: Engine: HP: Body Style: Base Read More →

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1959 Studebaker Hawks

1959 Studebaker Hawk
Apr 28, 2020 Studebaker initially planned to cancel the Hawk for 1959 due to poor sales in 1958 Dealers objected, however, and a compromise was reached where only the coupe-bodied Silver Hawk returned The ’59 Silver Hawk was only available with a 170 cubic-inch six or 259 cubic-inch V8 Model: Engine: HP: Body Style: Base Read More →

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