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1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk for sale 101488810
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
$114,500
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1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk

Car for sale by Hyman LTD in Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

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Classic Car Overview

Aside from or perhaps despite the 1963-64 Avanti it was the 1957-58 Studebaker Golden Hawk that marked the apogee of Studebakers history.Begun in the Nineteenth Century Studebaker became Americas most prolific and best-known builder of wagons. Studebaker merged into the Twentieth Century and established a reputation as a builder of solid reliable automobiles. By 1954 however it had fallen upon hard times and it merged with Packard also struggling in the 1950s but it still showed flashes of the brilliance and daring that had made Studebaker a household name.The Golden Hawk was one of them.The clean low streamlined design flowed directly from the breakthrough 1947 Studebakers designed by Raymond Loewy and Virgil Exner. With a bold eggcrate grille color accented rear fender fins and a crisp light passenger compartment with wraparound rear window the two-door hardtop Golden Hawk was a stunning visual statement.Studebaker backed up its looks with 275 horsepower. The engine was Studebakers own 289 cubic inch V-8. Rated at only 210 horsepower in the Silver Hawk it gained 65 horsepower by the installation of a belt-driven McCullough centrifugal supercharger. In its two years only 5234 were built a family sports car with power style and luxury.This 1957 is finished in the factory color of Tiara Gold with Arctic White accents on the rear fender fins. The 289/275hp supercharged engine is backed by the standard FlightoMatic column-shifted automatic transmission. It has power steering for easy driving in traffic Studebakers Climatizer heater/defroster Stratoline pushbutton radio a full complement of Stewart-Warner gauges including a tachometer and boost/vacuum gauge set in a wonderful engine-turned panel. There are dual exhausts and dual antennas on the rear deck. It rides on steel wheels with full wheel covers and radial wide whitewall tires.The high quality restoration is about fifteen years old but has excellent paint crisp flat panels and even gaps that show the restorations quality. The chrome and stainless steel trim are consistent with the restorations quality as is the strong Fawn leatherette upholstery with beige inserts in the interior. The carpet is gold and fits like a debutantes glove.Better still this is a superb driving example with a thorough mechanical restoration.1957 Golden Hawks came in nine colors from Woodsmoke Gray to Apache Red but no color is more consistent with the model than a Tiara Gold Golden Hawk and this is an exemplary example ready to be enjoyed and shown with pride. Offers welcome and trades considered For additional details please view this listing directly on our website https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/6958-1957-studebaker-golden-hawk/

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    6101193
  • Classic Car ID
    101488810
  • Stock Number
    6958
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
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  • Engine
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