View Full Version : Studebaker Hawk Patent (1955)

12-19-2009, 07:06 AM
Pretty wild design![:p]



Note: Rule 20 rules.

12-19-2009, 01:37 PM
Note that this is for Loewy Associates and after the Studebaker Hawk was in production.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

12-19-2009, 02:00 PM
That's a front end only a mother could love! :D I guess they couldn't sell that to Studebaker, so Patented it anyway for future use.


12-19-2009, 02:05 PM
I agree with you, Rich. Most of it isn't that bad, but that FACE! [xx(]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

JGK 940
12-19-2009, 11:54 PM
Voice of the Loyal Opposition:

I say the face looks like like a cross between an Exner design and a contemporary hot rod and I think it ROCKS.

But, that's just me.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

Chucks Stude
12-20-2009, 10:00 AM
Nose kinda resembles a Prowler.

12-20-2009, 01:57 PM
as far as the face, does anyone else interpret this as an open-wheeled car - well, almost? the body sides are as wide as the rear wheels but taper to the point of the nose that is the grille, with fender arches that are over the front wheels, but not enclosing the wheels. to me, there is a LOT on this design that later would show up on the Hawks (after 55).


1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)