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wdsj
10-21-2007, 02:10 PM
For a 59 Silver Hawk.
Currently body is black with red interior. It does not appear to be original paint job, but could be original color.
Can't tell engine color. But I will pull it out it the next month for refurbish and repaint.

Do engine and body numbers correspond to color?

Dell
59 Silver Hawk
62 GT Hawk

Roscomacaw
10-21-2007, 02:56 PM
"Do engine and body numbers correspond to color?"

In a sense they do in that a certain engine number would have been assigned to a car of it's era - that would dictate what the engine's color ought to be. Of course, if there's been an engine swap somewhere along the way.....[}:)]

Your car's engine should have silver block, heads, intake manifold and pan. Just about everything else is black.
As to the body color - best way to be sure is the Production Order, BUT, you might get lucky and find that the color code sticker is STILL clinging to the bottom of the glove box liner![:0] Worth a look.;)


Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

wdsj
10-22-2007, 04:35 PM
No tag clinging to the glove box liner.
How do you know the production oreder?

Dell
59 Silver Hawk
62 GT Hawk

41 Frank
10-22-2007, 04:53 PM
Production order is available from the Studebaker National Museum for a fee.It will tell you how your car was equipped etc.

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

StudeRich
10-22-2007, 06:07 PM
The S.N. Museum will only ask for the car Serial number from the driver's door post or title. It should be 59Vxxxxxx for a V-8, or 59S for a six if U.S. Built.


quote:Originally posted by wdsj

No tag clinging to the glove box liner.
How do you know the production oreder?

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA