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wiley
12-27-2011, 03:37 PM
I recently posted an inquiry about Hawk GT values. Well today I found out that the vehicle is a 1964 with 4 speed. Ser.no. 64V-I2807. I was preparred to offer 1500.00 but The wonderful, wonderful owner of the car said she was asking 500.00, so what could I do but oblige her. I will pick it up next week and let the bloodied knuckles and dirty finger nails begin, not to mention the grinding of the teeth, graying of the hair and over-all frustration. But hey thats why we have hobbies isn't it?

StudeRich
12-27-2011, 03:42 PM
That could be a great find, as rare as they are. Just hoping that too much of it has not become iron oxide and returned to the earth! :)

jg61hawk
12-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Bring it to the show on Feb. 11, 2012....see my post on the virtual car show. You certainly can make it and it'll be your first with the new car. Best of luck. I just posted some old restoration photos under testing to post a photo. It took me about 1,000 hours but it was fun (just do a little each day).

Bullet
12-27-2011, 04:09 PM
yes post pictures we love pictures, especially of before during and after.

Mark

wiley
12-27-2011, 04:23 PM
I'll get some pics up soon as I can. The ser. no. is 12807 not I2807 as I previosly posted. I t does have chrome valve covers is that an indication of an r1 engine. It also has the half vinyl top, any one know how many with this option were produced?

Anne F. Goodman
12-27-2011, 04:30 PM
I think its just a 1964 but I could be mistaken. The engine serial number will tell us more. Pictures Please.
Welcome to the forum

studegary
12-27-2011, 04:31 PM
I'll get some pics up soon as I can. The ser. no. is 12807 not I2807 as I previosly posted. I t does have chrome valve covers is that an indication of an r1 engine. It also has the half vinyl top, any one know how many with this option were produced?

You are correct on the serial number. Studebaker used an I for a 1.
The chrome valve covers do NOT mean an R engine. Chrome dress up kits were available, for cheap ($9.95) after Studebaker's days. Post the stamped engine number and we will tell you what you have.
There were only 1772 1964 Hawks. I would guess that about 20% (354) had vinyl tops. I think that you would have to go through all of the build sheets, or pay the SNM to do it, to find an exact number.

63t-cab
12-27-2011, 05:07 PM
With any luck,maybe someone put an R1 in there ?I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya !
I'll get some pics up soon as I can. The ser. no. is 12807 not I2807 as I previosly posted. I t does have chrome valve covers is that an indication of an r1 engine. It also has the half vinyl top, any one know how many with this option were produced?

klifton1
12-27-2011, 05:17 PM
It's not on the list as a JT car. Some one could have put one in .
Klif

BobPalma
12-27-2011, 05:20 PM
An interesting find, Michael, and it's apparently seen some alteration along the way: It was originally solid Horizon Green (no vinyl top), Green Cloth interior, and overdrive transmission...not 4-speed. Base engine, too; the standard 289 2-bbl; 210 HP.

Cool beans. Now get it running and let us see it! BP

woodysrods
12-27-2011, 05:28 PM
Welcome to the Forum and Good Luck with you Project.
Good Roads
Brian

JimK
12-27-2011, 05:28 PM
welcome, and good luck. I took the leap three years ago with a 63 GT and have had a good time with it. Mine was in great shape, but your's can be, too. The real experts (not me) are to be found here.

stevo5671
12-27-2011, 11:56 PM
Hey Mike...is that you??? Glad to hear you joined the family. Let me know when you get this thing to town because I want to see it. If you need any help let me know!

Steve

wiley
12-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Hey Steve. It's me alright hard to think of anyone else with that name huh. The car is only about 2 miles away from me now. I am going to borrow a trailer and grab it next week. I'd like for you to look at it and fill me in on things a bit. Good to hear from ya.

JohnM15
12-28-2011, 08:59 AM
Welcome!! I use latex glove I get from Harbor Freight. They are cheap and will keep your nails clean.

sweetolbob
12-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Welcome!! I use latex glove I get from Harbor Freight. They are cheap and will keep your nails clean.

Me too! except I use the nitrile rubber gloves which are more solvent resistant and are about the same price when they are on sale which is all the time at HF.

Welcome to the forum and it doesn't happen without pictures.

Bob

studegary
12-28-2011, 02:16 PM
An interesting find, Michael, and it's apparently seen some alteration along the way: It was originally solid Horizon Green (no vinyl top), Green Cloth interior, and overdrive transmission...not 4-speed. Base engine, too; the standard 289 2-bbl; 210 HP.

Cool beans. Now get it running and let us see it! BP

I would double check the serial number for either an incorrect number or a switched S/N plate with all of the differences to the build sheet.