View Full Version : Packard Hawk vs. Golden Hawk 400 interiors

10-02-2014, 11:58 PM
My understanding is that the 1958 PH leather interiors were identical to the 1957 GH 400 interiors. Correct?

If the same, are the door panels and dash panels the same as well? Did they come in the same tan or white colours?

I'm debating about getting 2 new leather PH interiors, and perhaps a similar GH one.

10-03-2014, 05:48 AM
If yoy google & click on "images" you might get a view of it.

10-03-2014, 10:05 AM
The Packard Hawks had leather seats, and the rest is vinyl. The tops of the arm rests were leather also, but only the tops. Not sure if the 400's had the lower padding on the dash also. I like the fact that the tops of the door panels fold over to the glass, and don't have the stainless. It gives it a more luxurious feel. The carpeting is the most plush of any car you will find, not the typical Stude carpet at all. Packards had much more sound deadener on the floors too.

10-03-2014, 02:21 PM
The vinyl, padded, exterior arm rests were used on the Packard Hawk, but not on the Golden Hawk 400.

EDIT: I believe that the seat upholstry was the same in both.

10-03-2014, 02:29 PM
BP scanned the paragraph from the TW article here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?65425-Golden-Hawk-400-What-are-the-features&highlight=husvar


10-03-2014, 06:05 PM
Thank you all for your input.

I presumed that the door panels on the PH were all leather (because the colours matched so well), but I just checked and they are not. (probably explains why they are in much better shape than the leather, which is basically intact but cracked. (except for the armrest top as mentioned).

I really like the PH interior, and especially those outside arm rests which appear to be the only difference.

10-03-2014, 06:41 PM
The only real difference is in the color. MOST all Packard Hawks had a saddle tan colored interior (with a few exceptions), whereas the Golden Hawk 400 interiors were all white in color.

10-03-2014, 10:25 PM
I really like the saddle tan on the PH, but an all black would be striking!:!!:

10-04-2014, 01:22 AM
There you go.
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/58%20packard/IMG_2729_zps39613b96.jpg (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/packardhawk58/media/58%20packard/IMG_2729_zps39613b96.jpg.html)
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/58%20packard/P1020053_zpsdbf73238.jpg (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/packardhawk58/media/58%20packard/P1020053_zpsdbf73238.jpg.html)