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showbizkid
02-26-2011, 05:13 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2772761705_81535dfce4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photophyl/2772761705/)
Studebaker Commander (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photophyl/2772761705/) by Riex (http://www.flickr.com/people/photophyl/), on Flickr

paintim613
02-26-2011, 05:30 PM
In my opinion, the second most beautiful Stude ever after the 53-54 Starliners/Starlights.

bezhawk
02-26-2011, 05:42 PM
58's were prettier, but 56's were by far the prettiest, and had a nicer interior (except for the 400).
(in my humble opinion)

raprice
02-26-2011, 07:22 PM
I dunno, I'd take it in a New York minute.

Rog

FlatheadGeo
02-26-2011, 07:27 PM
Oh, WOW!!! I'd like half a dozen, GORGEOUS!!!

JBOYLE
02-26-2011, 08:44 PM
That's what I call a Golden Hawk!
My first Studebaker was the gold chrome Corgi...

If I were to have a Hawk it would HAVE to be that color scheme.

StudeRich
02-26-2011, 08:51 PM
58's were prettier, but 56's were by far the prettiest, and had a nicer interior (except for the 400).
(in my humble opinion)

Based on exactly WHAT, in your humble opinion?

I always hated those giant Hawk emblems stuck on the grille and not a fan of those Finned Parking Lights or 14 inch wheels either. The ONLY thing I like over the
'57 is the Two Tone paint on the BOTH the roof and the Fins.

The Door Panels and Interior was very cheap and ugly on '58's, the door panel looks like a wicker basket was cut up to make the cheesy circular shaped trim design.

Just put me down as a '57 Lover! The Original is always better, BEFORE somebody mucks it all up!
Opinions are like belly buttons! :)

StudHawk60
02-27-2011, 03:58 AM
I've never driven a car with the rear view mirrors mounted that far forward. I gotta think that you couldn't see squat in them, and that they're a pain to adjust. Gorgeous car though, I'd live with those mirrors. (I'd love to have a '57 or a '58.)

bezhawk
02-27-2011, 07:58 AM
Just my opinion like I said. I like the big emblem in the grille. I like the grilles in the side openings, I like the lower rear floor and one piece driveshaft. I like the asemetrical rear springs. I like the fact that not 90+% are painted that hideous gold color!!!!!!!Well, maybe not hideous, but way over done. I love the fins on the fender lights. (I like the gold ones on the Packard Hawk even more). ( I was saying that the 56 had the nicer interior......not the 58's.....you are right)

JBOYLE
02-27-2011, 09:51 AM
I've never driven a car with the rear view mirrors mounted that far forward. I gotta think that you couldn't see squat in them, and that they're a pain to adjust.

Useless trivia...you see that mirror location on cars in Japan. I'm sure if you do a photo search or even look at Japanese model car box art, you'll see them.
For years (it may have changed recently) Japanese law was the mirrors had to be located where the drivers line of sight was covered by the area swept by the windshield wipers. Idon't know if they were electrically adjustable from that position.