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jeryst
09-01-2008, 11:39 AM
Someone told me that Silver Hawks were only made until 1959, and that after that they were just Hawks. Is that true? If so, are there any differences?

StudeRich
09-01-2008, 11:51 AM
It is just a name only change Jerry, of course there are the normal year model changes.

'60 and '61 "Hawks" have maroon, round Hawk emblems, the Hawk script moved to the front of the fin, 289 engines were made standard on the South Bend produced cars, in '61 4 speed manual floor shifts with bucket seats were added as an option, and a double fin moulding was used on the fin with a Beige color stripe on all color cars, silver painted wheels were used etc. etc. etc. [^]

Sounds like you may need to join the SDC, so you will be getting the monthly publication Turning Wheels! All of the classes of first, second and third place winners in the car show are shown in the International Meet Edition every year, and also pics of local and area "Zone Meets" so you can see what all the years of Hawks look like. [^]

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

studegary
09-01-2008, 03:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by jeryst

Someone told me that Silver Hawks were only made until 1959, and that after that they were just Hawks. Is that true? If so, are there any differences?


Yes, that is true (but only for 1960-1961). What Rich responded is correct. Silver Hawks were made from 1957-1959. 1960-1961 C bodies were Hawks. 1962-1964 K bodies were Gran Turismo Hawks. Golden Hawks were made from 1956-1958. There were four different Hawks models for 1956. The C and K bodies were also used from 1953-1955. There are differences from year to year and model to model plus options within those. Fred K. Fox has written some good feature articles in Turning Wheels covering these models.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer