PDA

View Full Version : Nice Stude Showed Up



SilverHawkDan
01-18-2014, 09:44 PM
I had a chance to go to the Donut Derelicts car gathering in Pismo Beach this morning. I was walking around when I saw this car. It is for sale. I talked to the owner and this is his first Studebaker. He doesn't know much about the car as he traded a Chevelle for it. I ran the engine number (P91289) and it is a 1963 Lark/Hawk 289. It has a factory R4 dual quad manifold. No idea on the engine internals as the guy he got it from didn't share much with him. It is a nice custom with some nice touches and some I am not too fond of. It is a 1959 Silver Hawk with the fins removed, I wish they had left them on as that is what makes a Hawk a Hawk, and yes it does have orange seat belts and they padded over the machined dash panel. If you are interested he is looking to trade it for a 1920/30's Chevy or Ford sedan but will entertain cash offers. You can PM me if interested in finding out more and I hope to test drive it in the next couple of weeks. here are some photos I took:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/DSCF6345_zps02c60249.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/DSCF6345_zps02c60249.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/DSCF6348_zpsd973f0cb.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/DSCF6348_zpsd973f0cb.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/DSCF6349_zps777de466.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/DSCF6349_zps777de466.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/DSCF6350_zps39b3ed70.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/DSCF6350_zps39b3ed70.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/DSCF6351_zpsf32f34e1.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/DSCF6351_zpsf32f34e1.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/DSCF6354_zps8965b1bc.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/DSCF6354_zps8965b1bc.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/DSCF6353_zps16b89446.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/DSCF6353_zps16b89446.jpg.html)
He is local so I can get more pictures if you want them.

BobPalma
01-18-2014, 09:52 PM
'Looks like a real sweetheart, Dan; thanks for the peek.

'Glad to see a Studebaker V8 right where it belongs! ;):D BP

SilverHawkDan
01-18-2014, 10:04 PM
Bob,
I agree 100%. I thought it might be Stude powered when I saw the badge on the trunk lid that stated "Studebaker Avanti Powered". When he told me it had dual quads I told him he had to open the hood for me. The rest is history as they say. I can't wait to drive it.
Dan

BobPalma
01-18-2014, 10:07 PM
Bob,
I agree 100%. I thought it might be Stude powered when I saw the badge on the trunk lid that stated "Studebaker Avanti Powered". When he told me it had dual quads I told him he had to open the hood for me. The rest is history as they say. I can't wait to drive it.
Dan

Drive it?

Why not BUY it? :!: BP

Xcalibur
01-18-2014, 11:41 PM
"Why not BUY it?" WAAAAAY too many chrome "stick ons." :D And, those flames are about as aversive to me as a Brand-X engine is to you. :lol::lol::lol:

Thanks, Dan, for the post & pix.

Chris Pile
01-18-2014, 11:58 PM
I've seen this one on Craigslist or eBay... somewhere.
I'd lose the flames, and put on '57 Silver Hawk fins.

Andy R.
01-19-2014, 12:19 AM
It is a 1959 Silver Hawk with the fins removed, I wish they had left them on as that is what makes a Hawk a Hawk,

Some '56 Sky/Power/Flight Hawk drivers might disagree!
About everything I see here looks great, especially under the hood.
I agree that the flames should be extinguished, along with the dark tinted windows.
Even with them it looks a whole lot better than any Chevelle! :D

EssexExport
01-19-2014, 07:32 AM
Looks just about excellent.

rockinhawk
01-19-2014, 08:58 AM
Is that a 56 trunk lid?

52-fan
01-19-2014, 09:24 AM
I could drive that. The top radiator hose would have to go. Those wrinkly things remain me of the universal fit rubber ones. They work, but just don't fit in with a nice detail job.

ROADRACELARK
01-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Neil,
I would say yes.....along with the '56 tail light assemblies.

Dan Miller
Auburn, GA

jclary
01-19-2014, 10:27 AM
Well...I like the car just the way it is now. However, a couple of fins with white inlay would really pop on this one!

rockinhawk
01-19-2014, 10:27 AM
It's kinda like my 57. I've got parts and pieces from 56- 63 on it. But I don't have an R4!(No envy here whatsoever!)

R_David
01-19-2014, 11:01 AM
... it looks a whole lot better than any Chevelle! :D

Ain't that the truth!!! :!:

gordr
01-19-2014, 11:48 AM
I suppose the crucial factor is price. The flames seem pretty restrained to me, and I don't mind the de-finning. Most of what's "wrong" with this car could easily be put "right", if a guy could buy it right.

1962larksedan
01-19-2014, 11:54 AM
I actually like that Hawk sans fins.............

SN-60
01-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Studebaker had to go with fins to stay current at the time of production.....but there really is no question that the big canted fins and the round 'trailer tailights' were a step backward in the 'looks' dept. This Hawk looks much better without the stock 1/4 panel 'fins'. Nice looking ride!

rockinhawk
01-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Studebaker had to go with fins to stay current at the time of production.....but there really is no question that the big canted fins and the round 'trailer tailights' were a step backward in the 'looks' dept. This Hawk looks much better without the stock 1/4 panel 'fins'. Nice looking ride!I must dissagree. I love the fins! I think they got it PERFECT in 1957.
53-55 with the sloping front was great without them, and the GTs dont look right with fins. I know, I've tried it. But to my way of thinking, the 57 C/K was the ideal body style.

JBOYLE
01-19-2014, 03:50 PM
I think the bodystyle looks great with...or without fins.
Nice car, not much I'd change except maybe the flames....a bit too cliché for me.

Jefscoupe
01-19-2014, 04:33 PM
I wouldn't kick it out of my garage for leaking oil. But I would lose the smoothie wheels.
I don't care for the orange piping and belts, but I'd take it as is.

PackardV8
01-19-2014, 04:37 PM
I could live with that car, flames and all. It's pretty much a '56 Power/Flight Hawk body with the parking lights in the side grilles; altogether the cleanest of the Hawks.

Interestingly, the '57-58 K-body with the parking lights on the top of the front fender, stainless halo and wheelwell trim, fins; it's all a bit much, but certainly the ultimate end of what was possible.

Personally, I never felt the C-body carried the fins as well as did the K-body.

jack vines

Warren Webb
01-20-2014, 05:50 AM
This car is in a Craigslist from Santa Barbara for 24,500.