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lschuc
06-03-2017, 08:43 AM
Just posted to the online automotive book review site, speedreaders:

Studebaker’s Hidden Treasure
The History and Design of the Studebaker Golden Hawk


http://speedreaders.info/18415-studebakers-hidden-treasure/

64studeavanti
06-03-2017, 11:35 AM
Lew,
Do I assume correctly that the restored car is 57?

8E45E
06-03-2017, 12:30 PM
We all know clones of '57 400's have been done, but was not aware that they exceed the total of 41 (51 counting the showcars).

Craig

Mark Klinger
06-03-2017, 01:00 PM
We all know clones of '57 400's have been done, but was not aware that they exceed the total of 41 (51 counting the showcars).

Craig Maybe someone can check with Rene Harger and see how many interiors he's produced, that would give us a clue. Is anyone else making them?

StudeRich
06-03-2017, 02:37 PM
Lew,
Do I assume correctly that the restored car is 57?

I do not know which car is "the Restored Car", but the one on that cover appears to be a '58 with the optional 15 Inch Wheels and spoked Wheel Covers, it has the Side Grille Mesh, probably Fins on the Parking Lights and the trim Color Roof, all '58.

packard352
06-03-2017, 03:10 PM
I've just leafed through a few pages and credits at back of the book, but can't see any reference of the car being a '57 GH. I'd suggest you contact Mark directly and he can confirm or not, depending on what is the case. He's got a workshop completing a full restoration of a '55 Speedster. They carried out a full restoration of the 56J that also features in the book. Videos posted by the Penn workshop catalogue the works very well. It will be interesting to see what come back...

mbstude
06-03-2017, 05:08 PM
The cover car is Joe Parson's Shadowtone Red '58. Probably one of the nicest GH's around.

StudeRich
06-04-2017, 03:01 AM
Amazing that it ended up Black and White instead of Shadowtone Red (Purplesh Burgundy) and Jewel Beige. It is clearly a Color Photo. :ohmy:

10zig
06-04-2017, 09:03 AM
Amazing that it ended up Black and White instead of Shadowtone Red (Purplesh Burgundy) and Jewel Beige. It is clearly a Color Photo. :ohmy:

The 58 on the cover is black and gold and belongs to Mark James. Here is his website. http://www.barronpublishing.com/

mbstude
06-04-2017, 10:45 AM
The 58 on the cover is black and gold and belongs to Mark James. Here is his website. http://www.barronpublishing.com/

My mistake.. I assumed it was Joe's car.

http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/pictures/58gh-joe%20parsons.jpg

8E45E
06-04-2017, 10:50 AM
My mistake.. I assumed it was Joe's car.

Now let's see the two of them together this November in Chicago at MCACN!!!

BOTH of them deserve to be there!

Craig

bezhawk
06-04-2017, 11:11 AM
I'd rather see the authors 56 @ MCACN along with Joes' Golden Hawk. The 56 represents the true spirit of muscle car....big engine mid size car. Plus, it is torque that gets you moving.

packard352
06-04-2017, 01:36 PM
I'd rather see the authors 56 @ MCACN along with Joes' Golden Hawk. The 56 represents the true spirit of muscle car....big engine mid size car. Plus, it is torque that gets you moving.

You can view the finished '56 Golden Hawk on the look below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXYdF9aNNP0&t=3s

packard352
06-04-2017, 01:38 PM
My mistake.. I assumed it was Joe's car.

http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/pictures/58gh-joe%20parsons.jpg

And here is the author's '58 Golden Hawk during restoration process - see link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5oKcSTmCso

8E45E
06-04-2017, 02:24 PM
I'd rather see the authors 56 @ MCACN along with Joes' Golden Hawk. The 56 represents the true spirit of muscle car....big engine mid size car. Plus, it is torque that gets you moving.

If time and logistics allow, ALL of them can be there as space is not a problem if the crew commits early enough. Joe's Glenbrook/Seaside Green would look great next to the Yellowstone/Velvet Black car.

Craig