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gradyman
07-13-2012, 07:48 PM
I recently purchased a 62 GT Hawk and I am trying to find out as much info on the vehicle as possible. How can I find out what the original color was and whether the car was an original 4-speed car. I took the numbers of the cowl but the only tell me that it was a 62 hawk (62V-K6356). Also, the side grills that house the turn signals are chrome. I have yet to see any 62's that have them in chrome. Are these correct? Any help would be appreciated.

bezhawk
07-13-2012, 07:57 PM
Canadian built 62s had them in chrome. You need to order a production order from the Studebaker National Museum with your cars serial number. It's located on the drivers door hinge pillar.

gradyman
07-13-2012, 08:22 PM
thanks. I will find the serial and order one.

studegary
07-14-2012, 06:02 PM
If you are lucky, the original color is indicated on a label stuck to the bottom (exterior) of the glove box.
It looks like you have an early 1962 Hawk (356th body out of 9335).
If your Serial Number starts with 62V, it was assembled in South Bend. If it starts with 62VC, it was assembled in Canada (Hamilton).

SusieQ
07-16-2012, 08:27 AM
We originally just got the build sheet for our Flamingo '61 Hawk, but, as Bob Palma pointed out, there are other records which may give you the Shipping certificate and possibly who purchased your car originally. We just did and should soon receive this information from the museum, for our Hawk. Good luck, Roly Hamilton SDC