View Full Version : Forty eight years birthday for my gt hawk

12-15-2011, 06:55 PM
As the 16th of Dec reaches the U.S time zone I realise my '64 GT Hawk came off the South Bend assy line on this day forty eight years ago.
It was one of eight Hawks, two sliding roof Wagons plus one Daytona Hardtop that had been ordered by the English Distributor in London. They cancelled their order after the eleven units were built & Studebaker were left with these RHC units which were offered to our Assy Plant here in Melbourne at a discounted price. We took five of the Hawks which finally arrived here mid 1964.
I managed to buy the Strato Blue GT in 1970 & have continually owned it since. It will have a nice drive for the occasion & then retire to its sheltered garage till our next Club outing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAWK.

12-15-2011, 07:01 PM
Happy Birthday to your Hawk and congratulations to you Jim for owning such a beautiful GT for such a long time.

12-15-2011, 11:31 PM
Happy Birthday Jim and Hawk from all your friends in SA.

Warren Webb
12-16-2011, 12:45 AM
Not only a beautiful car but to have one that was made just a few days before the final curtain was drawn makes it that much better! Congrats to both you & the Hawk.

12-16-2011, 05:50 AM
'Back at your Hawk for a Happy Birthday, Jim. (I'd sure like to drive a RHC car sometime, but I'd want a big parking lot!) <GGG> BP

12-16-2011, 09:43 AM
Yes, Happy Bithday!
Glad to hear that you have enjoyed that car for soooo many years.
Take good care of her and continue to exercise her often.
Good Roads

12-16-2011, 06:27 PM
Well Bob, why don't you and Cari come down for our National Meet in 2013 and there will be many RHC cars for you to look at/drive. I for one would welcome the opportunity to meet you, and now that Delta and United both come here flights wouldn't be an issue.

12-16-2011, 06:36 PM
It's a beautiful car James. Do you have any additional photos of it to share with us? Any photos of it from 1970 and following years? How about a photo of you posing with it? :)

12-17-2011, 12:46 AM
Mr. Quigley and the 1964 Hawk back in the 1980's. Looking good Jim! :)

12-17-2011, 01:02 AM
Hey Jim, the car held up better than you! LOL