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edpjr
04-06-2012, 10:43 PM
It's maroon and looks pretty decent inside and out; good chrome, no apparent rust, 65k miles. I noticed immediately that it had dual exhausts, auto trans on the column and full instrumentation including Tach. But I was dang disappointed when we popped the hood and there was a 2bbl carb. Did they make many Hawks with 289 CID 2-V engines? Is that the 210 hp version? He wants $8k, and I was pretty interested till I saw the engine. I guess I'm just too smitten with performance cars.

JimK
04-06-2012, 11:04 PM
Yes, that is the base (US) engine. My Hawk has the same setup.

Some export Hawks had the six cylinder motors. All the rest were 289s, but both 2 and 4 bbl carbs were available.

mbstude
04-06-2012, 11:06 PM
A 4 barrel conversion can be done for a few hundred bucks. It still should be a 289.

showbizkid
04-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Yeah, don't pass up a great car just because of 2 missing venturi :)

63 R2 Hawk
04-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Buy it and enjoy an economical car with sufficient power to get you around easily. I have heard of people getting 24-25 mpg with this setup. Course, they could just be bragging......

PackardV8
04-07-2012, 12:38 AM
I have heard of people getting 24-25 mpg with this setup. Course, they could just be bragging......Somehow, I always owned the ones which got 14-16 MPG in town and 18-20 highway, if they had overdrive. The automatic usually got a couple MPG less.

Yes, the 4-bbl is an inexpensive addition.

No, in normal driving, you'll never notice the difference between the 2-bbl and 4-bbl.

Maybe, for that price buy it and see how you like it.

jack vines

SN-60
04-07-2012, 10:21 AM
To:edpjr,----- 65K, No rust, and a Full dash? Sounds to Me like a pretty good deal even if it came without a carb!

Dick Steinkamp
04-07-2012, 12:11 PM
My 4 speed 63 came stock with a 2 barrel. It might have been the nicest driving Stude I've owned (but that's another thread)...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Hawk%20Finished/IMG_2398.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Hawk%20Finished/IMG_2340.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Hawk%20Finished/IMG_2365.jpg

SN-60
04-07-2012, 12:29 PM
To: Dick Steinkamp,-----A friend here in Mass. owned a '63 GT Hawk painted that same Champagne Gold Color (P-6315 I believe). For a moment, I thought I was looking at His car! That color, In My opinion, really adds a touch of
class to an already very classy automobile.

Dick Steinkamp
04-07-2012, 02:03 PM
To: Dick Steinkamp,-----A friend here in Mass. owned a '63 GT Hawk painted that same Champagne Gold Color (P-6315 I believe). For a moment, I thought I was looking at His car! That color, In My opinion, really adds a touch of
class to an already very classy automobile.

If I was ordering one new "back in the day", I probably would have ordered white or red or black. That would have been a mistake (IMHO). The Champagne Gold is MADE for these cars.

edpjr
04-07-2012, 10:54 PM
That is a beautiful '63 Wagonaire. I owned a white sliding roof '63 wagon with white & blue interior in 1973.


If I was ordering one new "back in the day", I probably would have ordered white or red or black. That would have been a mistake (IMHO). The Champagne Gold is MADE for these cars.