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64gran turismo
08-01-2017, 09:14 PM
Look at hawk today,vin#64v3380,body#64v-k6,engine#r1865.I know the engine #means its R1 engine,it has a grille R1 badge but no side fender emblems.Does the vin#tell you what month it was built.

BobPalma
08-01-2017, 09:34 PM
:) The Serial Number is not coded as to month of production.

However, I can tell you the car was built on August 29, 1963; an early-production 1964 model year Hawk.

Engine #R1865 would have been shipped in an Avanti, not a Hawk. A 1964-production R1 engine for a Hawk built August 29 would have had an engine number like JTH327 or JTH328. :cool: BP

64gran turismo
08-01-2017, 09:48 PM
Thanks Bob,does that bring the value down because its not a factory installed engine.

BobPalma
08-02-2017, 06:05 AM
Thanks Bob. Does that bring the value down because it's not a factory-installed engine?

:o Yes and no. That car was not built with an R-series engine; just a "regular" 289.

If it now has a genuine Avanti R1 in it with all the proper fitments for an R1-powered Hawk, it might even enhance the value.

It kind of depends on the car's overall condition and who is buying it. It might be a wash as to value up or down because of the different engine and would be hard to "say." I'd imagine opinions on this would be all over. ;) :cool: BP

Mrs K Corbin
08-02-2017, 06:18 AM
I would say it depends on how they're trying to sell it.....

BobPalma
08-02-2017, 07:11 AM
I would say it depends on how they're trying to sell it.....

;) Yes, if it is being marketed as an original R-engined car, it is not. The car's original engine number was PK326. It originally had 4-bbl carburetor Option #30. :cool: BP