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Hawklover
12-31-2017, 08:18 AM
We all know that Stevens designed the "62 GT Hawk....and many have said over the years that the roof looks like one on a "T" Bird........but Brooks also designed or freshened up another foreign car .........and that car has a roof that is almost identical to that of the GT.....albeit stretched for a four door..........name that car and win a New Years prize that you will find interesting:-)

8E45E
12-31-2017, 08:32 AM
Answer in Post #34 here-----------> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?29200-Chris-other-Eye-Candy-12-23-GT-Hawk-Prototype&highlight=2600

Just a note, the car became 'foreign' later.

Craig

Hawklover
12-31-2017, 08:35 AM
Craig, sorry but this is not the correct answer!! As I said the car was non American.....keep on thinking.....hint, car was made in Brazil.
Answer in Post #34 here-----------> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?29200-Chris-other-Eye-Candy-12-23-GT-Hawk-Prototype&highlight=2600

Just a note, the car became 'foreign' later.

Craig

qsanford
12-31-2017, 08:52 AM
It wasn't the Willys 2600?

Hawklover
12-31-2017, 09:00 AM
You be getting close........the car was made in Brazil....the hub caps look all too similiar to the '64 Hawk caps:-)
It wasn't the Willys 2600?

Hawklover
12-31-2017, 09:03 AM
69410 Here you go!!!!!!!

8E45E
12-31-2017, 09:05 AM
Damn! That's EXACTLY WHAT IS IN THE LINK IN POST #2!!

Get your eyes checked!

Craig

DEEPNHOCK
12-31-2017, 09:53 AM
Perhaps some New Year's resolutions would be a good thing.....

Jerry Forrester
12-31-2017, 11:45 AM
Perhaps some New Year's resolutions would be a good thing.....

LMAO again and again.

StudeRich
12-31-2017, 01:33 PM
I am not seeing it, this is a Similar but DIFFERENT Car, but it Does have a GT Roof!.
This one looks like the Premium, Luxury, top of the Line Model Aero.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1223/1474969912_9d7298d027_b.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1129/1474123989_11c4672343_b.jpg

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69410&d=1514732572
This is cute little Car, they should have introduced it here!

S2Deluxe
12-31-2017, 02:41 PM
There are some differences, in the hubcaps, tires and trim details, but it essentially looks like the same body style.
Mark

8E45E
12-31-2017, 02:53 PM
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69410&d=1514732572
This is cute little Car, they should have introduced it here!

They didn't sell all that well when they were first introduced: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?58049-Orphan-of-the-Day-01-10-1953-Willys-Aero-Ace But its hard to say how well it would have sold in 1963 when the domestic compact market was firmly established by then.

I don't think Kaiser Jeep Corp. wanted to be back in the passenger car market in the US after that unsuccessful move; not to mention, another Brooks Stevens design of their's was starting to sell in decent numbers right after its introduction in 1963, the Wagoneer.

Craig

Hawklover
12-31-2017, 04:34 PM
Indeed I started to "tip the bottle" a wee bit before the ball dropped:-(
LMAO again and again.

Jessie J.
01-01-2018, 12:17 AM
Nice early-mid '60s in 3/4 rear view. But the clunky early '50s front certainly could have benefited from further refinement, ala Lark type.
Too bad Kaiser didn't import a few hundred as companions to the Wagoneer, looks like they could have been a cute and interesting compact alternative. Definitely not as weird as some of the Borgward and Roots Group products that landed here.

DougHolverson
01-01-2018, 05:43 AM
Actually, I could really dig the Borgward Isabella coupe.

Is it me or is that Brazilian Willys just frumpy enough to kinda sorta accidentally look a little bit "Soviet"?

Noxnabaker
01-01-2018, 06:10 AM
I reckon the front does looks a bit like "inspired by/desinged by the same" a -62:
69422

8E45E
01-01-2018, 06:55 AM
I reckon the front does looks a bit like "inspired by/desinged by the same" a -62:
69422

Virgil Exner designed the Imperial in those years; not Brooks Stevens.

Craig

DougHolverson
01-01-2018, 07:08 AM
The Imperial and Willys could be a study in both similarities and contrasts. Both are riffing off similar shapes while the Willys is a little bland and the Imperial is a bit too flamboyant, especially with those weird headlight pods.

8E45E
01-01-2018, 07:13 AM
The Imperial and Willys could be a study in both similarities and contrasts. Both are riffing off similar shapes while the Willys is a little bland and the Imperial is a bit too flamboyant, especially with those weird headlight pods.

The Imperial is tame compared his Stutz design. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?53951-Orphan-of-the-Day-08-24-1966-Duesenberg-1980-Stutz-IV-Porte

Craig

Skip Lackie
01-01-2018, 07:16 AM
Is it me or is that Brazilian Willys just frumpy enough to kinda sorta accidentally look a little bit "Soviet"?

Agree on the Soviet look. That's what my first thought was, too.

I owned a 54 Aero Willys Lark and don't think this was/is an improvement.

Noxnabaker
01-01-2018, 09:15 AM
Designed by different people, yep, but narrow that Willys grill & put the lights down under those heavy eyebrows or widen the Imperial grill & put single lights above...

8E45E
01-19-2018, 08:49 AM
Perhaps some New Year's resolutions would be a good thing.....

Yep, I bought the March issue of Hemmings Classic Car which has an entire article on the Brazilian market Willys.

Craig

t walgamuth
01-19-2018, 10:45 AM
I thought it looked Rusky too.