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Upperdarbyhawk
01-04-2009, 08:52 PM
Can some body please help me to decode this interior trim code for my
1957 Silver Hawk Coupe.

Body style 57H3 okay I know what this is.
P 5712 Apache is the exterior color of the car okay.

But on my build sheet it says T5741CCH21 ? Is this a trim code?
If so then what is these codes telling me about my Silver Hawk when it left the South Bend Plant on July 2, 1957? Can somebody please decode this as it would be greatly appriciated.

George
1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Owner


GeorgeMaier

Studebaker Wheel
01-04-2009, 11:48 PM
Actually the production order and invoice would have had different spacing for the trim code as follows:
T 5741 C CH 21 Same combination of letters and numerals but spaced differently for ease of interpretation.

T is for trim
57 is for the model year
41 is the code for the trim
C is for cloth
CH is for Charcoal

This would have been the standard trim for any Silver Hawk painted in Apache Red (as well as several other colors). There was no optional cloth upholstery for this model but there were two optional all vinyl offerings those being Charcoal 51 CHV and Red 54 RDV.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Studebaker Wheel
01-05-2009, 12:08 AM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/57hawktrim.jpg?t=1231135470

Further to my previous response, the trim on your '57 Silver Hawk as it left final assembly on 7-2-57 would have looked like what you see on the left in the image above.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Upperdarbyhawk
01-05-2009, 05:57 PM
Richard,

Thank you for this above information on my 57 Silver Hawk.
George
Upper Darby, Pa

GeorgeMaier

Studebaker Wheel
01-05-2009, 06:19 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/57hawkwpscompemail.jpg?t=1231201092

Glad to be of assistance. If you decide you would like a window price sticker for your car let me know $42 postpaid. Sample showing Golden Hawk above. The Silver Hawk uses a different though similar form.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review