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Studeous
12-01-2013, 04:47 PM
The mirror Black paint really accentuates the sharp looking stainless and Chrome. I bought a solid black 67 SSRS 20 years ago. It looked bitchin going down the road with hide always and 8 inch vette rally's on the back. I bought it to drive every day. A body man once commented that it would we super slick if it was white. I would like to see a black GH with some torque thrust 2 wheels with bigguns on the back! Personalize the rear plate with "I'M BACK"
Who knows someone may turn this thread YELLOW. Please show your Black Golden Hawks or someone else's.
Thanks

8E45E
12-01-2013, 06:16 PM
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/78/195795122_b967bc2798_z.jpg?zz=1

Craig

StudeRich
12-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Here is one in the shade, looks even better!

30089 30091 How about this almost Black Gray one, the ONLY one built with Leather Interior! :!:

qsanford
12-01-2013, 09:47 PM
A 1957 Golden Hawk, Black with White fins, would fill the bill.<G>

studegary
12-02-2013, 02:43 PM
I owned my black 1957 Golden Hawk for more than nine years, but I do not have any pictures of it (or most other cars that I have owned).

Studedude
12-02-2013, 04:24 PM
A 1957 Golden Hawk, Black with White fins, would fill the bill.<G>
Not a '57, but here's a '58 I owned many, many moons ago:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r113/DavesPlace_photos/favs/golden4.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/DavesPlace_photos/media/favs/golden4.jpg.html)

PackardV8
12-02-2013, 04:37 PM
My all-time favorite '56J was a black one with black tires and without any radio antennas, backup lights or front bumper guards. Without those chrome hiccups it was much more slick to my eye.

jack vines

qsanford
12-02-2013, 05:12 PM
That looks just right! Thanks for posting it.
Not a '57, but here's a '58 I owned many, many moons ago:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r113/DavesPlace_photos/favs/golden4.jpg (http://s142.photobucket.com/user/DavesPlace_photos/media/favs/golden4.jpg.html)

SN-60
12-02-2013, 06:05 PM
My all-time favorite '56J was a black one with black tires and without any radio antennas, backup lights or front bumper guards. Without those chrome hiccups it was much more slick to my eye.

jack vines

Then You must like the solid 'Cambridge Gray' 56J that Palma sold with the blackwall tires, stick o/d, and the dealer installed red leather interior!

PackardV8
12-02-2013, 06:31 PM
Then You must like the solid 'Cambridge Gray' 56J that Palma sold with the blackwall tires, stick o/d, and the dealer installed red leather interior!

Close to perfect, but it's got those big, ugly bumper guards on it. Yeah, I know, because I was a farmer, and owning only one battery meant being able to push the farm truck to get it started. Finally, in the last years of the GT, Stude finally quit installing those cowcatchers.

jack vines
jack vines

Bill Pressler
12-02-2013, 06:36 PM
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/78/195795122_b967bc2798_z.jpg?zz=1

Craig

My hometown dealer sold two new '56 Golden Hawks, but one was solid black and purchased by a fellow named Bill Tam. He had the dealer's shop install the dual four-barrel setup of the Packard Caribbean.

BTW, the other was Cambridge Grey and white.

studegary
12-03-2013, 12:42 PM
My all-time favorite '56J was a black one with black tires and without any radio antennas, backup lights or front bumper guards. Without those chrome hiccups it was much more slick to my eye.

jack vines

I did work on an all black '56 GH that had standard/overdrive and not much more. It is now landfill.

SN-60
12-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Speaking of black Golden Hawks, here's a '57 that was proudly shown by its owner at the recent SDC Ocean Bay Chapter 'Octoberfest'. The interior of this Hawk is really outstanding.....and dig those wire wheels!

SN-60
12-17-2013, 06:35 PM
When I saw the floor shifter in the above Hawk, I figured the car was a stick-shift. Then I saw there was no clutch pedal, and the Stude auto trans shifter quadrant still on the column. I never had a chance to speak with this Hawk's owner, but I figure there must be a GM trans of some type behind the super-charged Studebaker engine. Why else the auto trans floor shifter? Comments?

black56hawk
12-18-2013, 05:53 PM
My black O/D 56 Golden Hawk. Except for hood, side coves and under the bumper pans, paint is original.

SN-60
12-18-2013, 06:01 PM
My black O/D 56 Golden Hawk. Except for hood, side coves and under the bumper pans, paint is original.

WOW!...Awesome original!...VERY nice GH. A friend of Mine drove back to Massachusetts the twin to Your car from California in 1975. The car is being completely restored as we speak.....IN SWEDEN!!!

SN-60
12-21-2013, 06:06 PM
When I saw the floor shifter in the above Hawk, I figured the car was a stick-shift. Then I saw there was no clutch pedal, and the Stude auto trans shifter quadrant still on the column. I never had a chance to speak with this Hawk's owner, but I figure there must be a GM trans of some type behind the super-charged Studebaker engine. Why else the auto trans floor shifter? Comments?

UPDATE!....That floor shifter IS connected to a GM trans....because this Golden Hawk is powered by a GM engine! I spoke with My friend Joe today(who's a good friend of the owner of this Hawk) and as I mentioned the floor shifter Joe said "naturally...It's got a Chevy 350 engine under the hood"!