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Gary1953
05-21-2008, 09:12 PM
Dick Steinkamp is selling this car on ebay. I think it's beautiful. I wish I was in a position to bid on it. Great looking Hawk. I'm surprised there hasn't been any comments about it before now.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Silver-Hawk_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQitemZ130223514450

Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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Chris Pile
05-21-2008, 09:22 PM
You forgot the link, Gary.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

Guido
05-21-2008, 09:31 PM
Here is the link, nice solid looking car. One question, after going to the trouble of a frame off restoration, why weren't reproduction seat belts used?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Silver-Hawk-Pristine-1957-Studebaker-Silver-Hawk_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQihZ003QQitemZ130223514450QQrdZ1QQsspagenam eZWDVW

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Dick Steinkamp
05-21-2008, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

Here is the link, nice solid looking car. One question, after going to the trouble of a frame off restoration, why weren't reproduction seat belts used?


It is a VERY nice car...but like virtually any car, it has some things that some of us would do differently. Seat belts are one...I don't think I would have put the aftermarket stereo in the dash, I would have dressed out the full flow 259 to look as much as possible like a '57 engine, probably 5 other things if I think about it. The owner did most of the work himself, but his wife reports he has well over $30k into it [:0]. So if you can put up with some stuff that isn't perfect for you OR that you can change easily, you can save about 50%.

I think this is one of the reasons some are attracted to do the car themselves rather than buy a finished one. You can ALWAYS save money buying one finished, but you probably won't get EXACTLY what you want.


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JRoberts
05-21-2008, 10:12 PM
Dick,despite the things you've pointed out it looks like a fabulous car. Wish the lottery had come in because if I had we'd be shipping that thing back east!;)

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

StudeRich
05-22-2008, 03:02 PM
This '57 Silver Hawk is a VERY beautiful car, I can say that from personal experience having seen it several times at our Chapter meetings and our annual Ferndale Mini meet and selling Jerry many parts for it. :)

As Dick said, it may not be perfect but it is a steal compared to doing a restoration like this. [^]

The many nice looking cars you see on ebay that have a quickie paint job hiding the flaws, and at twice the $12,800.00 this one is currently at do not even compare to this car! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

studelover
05-24-2008, 12:11 AM
That car is one of the most beautiful hawks I've seen in a long time. When I think of how much I spent on my car that car would have been a bargain.The cars color, tire wheel commination is so correct. The tires are the right height. It makes the car sit up the way these cars are supposed to look. I have seen where some hawks (with the radials)the tires are to short for the car. I am sorry the guy past away as the workmanship is very very good. I have noticed that the studeworld has some really fine restorers, they know these cars inside and out. This is why I guess they get one hawk after another because once you learn these cars it's hard to let go. Great car:)

Studebakers forever!

HammondA100
05-24-2008, 03:35 PM
Well I am attempting to win this one. I did the #s for my 55 and wanted to start this fuelinjection project but it will cost more than what this one is selling for. My favorite C/K body of all of them is this 56. I was so drawn to the silver color that this was an esy choice for me. The 57 is not the same but just as glorious in its own way..
Well I am attempting to win this one. I did the #s for my 55 and wanted to start this fuelinjection project but it will cost more than what this one is selling for. My favorite C/K body of all of them is this 56. I was so drawn to the silver color that this was an esy choice for me. The 57 is not the same but just as glorious in its own way..

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Ches in So.Dakota
55 Commander Coupe

Dick Steinkamp
05-24-2008, 03:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by HammondA100

Well I am attempting to win this one.



Good luck, Ches. Looks like a beautiful car [:p]. I like the little fins and the check marks on the 56's.

BTW, the '57 is going a little nuts. I didn't count on all the interest. I've shown it to some Canadian guys and talked on the phone to folks all over the US. So far over 3,000 unique views of the listing and 235 folks are "watching" it. Shows how much I know about Studebaker values. [:I] I figured it would do over the $12k reserve, but not this good. [:0]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Guido
05-24-2008, 03:57 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
I figured it would do over the $12k reserve, but not this good. [:0] Just imagine where it would be if you had labeled it "pistine". :D

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Clem64
05-24-2008, 07:21 PM
I'am one of the 235 that has been watching the 57' Hawk since yesterday. Mostly to see how much it sells for. It might give me some idea where we are at with our 61' $ wise, sort of a frame of reference possibly. I'am sure that I'am not the only one watching it for similar reason. It certainly is a fine looking Hawk, and I'am envious of the 3speedOD. It's unfortunate that the owner/restorer did not get to drive and enjoy it more:(. Makes one pause and think about our own projects and mortality. I certainly like Ches's 56' also, and I would definately rate it as "pistine":D. Silver just looks great on thes cars.

Dean Croft
Roseburg,OR

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A1956GoldenHawk
05-25-2008, 09:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

This '57 Silver Hawk is a VERY beautiful car, I can say that from personal experience...<snip>

I can say from decades of personal experience, Dick’s "all original presentation" of that '57 Silver Hawk deserves nothing less than an Academy Award for "Best EBay Motors Presentation"!!! It truly is a masterpiece in every respect ...and all done from scratch (used NO templates). Dick uniquely weaves himself in this presentation as the "Storyteller." The three main characters in his story are, Jerry, The Hawk and of course Ruth.

Dick’s excellent photography, the guileless of his text, the use of proper photo documentation, the flow of the entire layout ...the entire description fits this car like very few have any car on EBay Motors.

I have read Dick’s auction description non-stop from top to bottom, at least three times ...and cannot wait to read his next Chapter![:0]

Congratulations Dick!!!

(PS: Your Academy Award ...is in the mail)[:o)]


<h4>Last Man Standing in Studebaker Indiana</h4>

Dick Steinkamp
05-25-2008, 11:00 AM
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HammondA100
05-25-2008, 05:52 PM
Well Im out. I think I would be better off finishing what I have but it would have been nice to show such a car not seen in S. Dakota for some time among all the Corvetts, Mustangs and 55 Chevys. Also get it switched to fuel injection on the 259 engine, etc.

That 56 is not mine in the photo above. I was just saying that one is what got me involved as it is a beauty!!

For 15,000 it would be alright but over that plus the 1300 shipping plus the falling dollar it's out of my reach!! One thing for sure, the winner shure will be one proud owner. (but if he don't show up with the dough I'm back in the game...)

Ches in So.Dakota
55 Commander Coupe in parts.