View Full Version : Good morning - '56 Sky Hawk - 10,903 miles

02-17-2010, 10:51 AM
If only I had unlimited funds and a gigantic garage ...

Year: 1956
Make: Studebaker
Model: Sky Hawk
Stock: 30233
Odometer: 10903
Engine Size: 289 C.I. V8
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Grey
Vin: 7809585
Internet Price:$20,990



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02-17-2010, 11:07 AM
Ooooh that's pretty! Could look really nice also if two-toned with coral in the mid section. I'm not a fan of the continental kit, but it does make it very unique.

Autumn at Lake Barget
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TX Rebel
02-17-2010, 11:10 AM
I like!

Barry'd in Studes

02-17-2010, 12:11 PM
The Sky Hawk is in the top three on my all-time Stude want list. If that car had an overdrive, I'd be closing out a CD and putting in an ad to sell off the continental kit, backup lights, bumper guards and whitewalls.

thnx, jack vines


02-17-2010, 12:49 PM
Beautiful car...until you look at the rear! Ugh! :(

I think if I needed trunk space that badly, I would install a rack on the trunk or tow a trailer, but NOT hang 200 lbs. of junk on the back![xx(]


02-17-2010, 01:21 PM
It is a beauty - my favorite of the Hawk series that year, the carbuncle on the back kinda ruins it. How much do you think it would cost to resore it?

Stu K

'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

02-17-2010, 01:52 PM
I like '56 Sky Hawks. That continental wheel sticks up so high that it must act as a drag chute. I can just imagine Bob Bourke's comments about how the rear of that clean design was "ruined".

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

02-17-2010, 03:43 PM
There's no accounting for taste. At any SDC show, there'll be more than one owner who never met an accessory he didn't like - bumper guards, spotlights, fog lights, connie kit, dual antennas, dual mirrors, sun visor, evaporative cooler and the ubiquituous crying raggedy ann doll.

If an owner wants to take a classic Lowey/Bourke design and give it the full "pimp-my-ride" treatment, his car, his money, his decision. But I certainly would deduct the cost of the option deletes from what it is worth to me.

thnx,jack vines


E. Davis
02-17-2010, 04:26 PM
Yumpin yehosafat..I gotta admit..that is one ugly c-kit. I suppose it would take a new bumper and lots of work to correct that mess. I'd knock $1500.00 off the price at least to clean that mess up.

02-17-2010, 04:54 PM
While the c-kit is not my taste, I can see that it was probably a period piece. It certainly doesn't detract from the fact that this is a gorgeous car; one I would not kick out of my garage!


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

02-17-2010, 06:49 PM
The interior is not stock, though it looks good. Ignition key bezel is also incorrect. Why no pics of the headliner, engine and trunk?

02-17-2010, 11:20 PM
That is a great looking Hawk. WOW.

Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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02-17-2010, 11:24 PM
Keep these great "Hawk Pictures" coming! I agree with some of those ahead of me. 1956 C/K's were the best of Studebaker!!!!

Brian Woods
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

02-18-2010, 12:08 AM
That one is a looker, just sell off the bits you don't want. I would note that they are listing the current odometer at 10,903 - which is a different thing than claiming 10,903 miles. Still, it has obviously been loved.


02-18-2010, 08:32 AM
A classy looking car. I agree that the back porch ruins the look of the K body cars. Such things were popular at one time just like huge deck wings are with some folks now.
It is strange that a car with that mileage would need the changes that one has. I wonder if the miles are after a rebuild? Also, no pictures under the hood.

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