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Ron Dame
03-09-2015, 05:39 PM
I'm doing a bit of daydreaming on a '64 Hawk... what color combos of body and vinyl roof were offered? Did they offer a painted roof in a different color that the body? What was offered and what looked good?

qsanford
03-09-2015, 06:16 PM
I like them painted white with the black vinyl sport roof option. An all vinyl interior in blue is the icing on the cake!<G>

Skip Lackie
03-09-2015, 06:29 PM
The half-vinyl roof was available only in black and white. Each was standard with some colors, but was optional with most others. Black tended to be standard with lighter colors, and white with darker colors.

StudeRich
03-09-2015, 06:54 PM
OK these answers will be highly OPINIONATED!

My favorite is Blue all Vinyl Interior, Strato Blue Metallic Exterior with White Vinyl Sport Roof.
Number TWO choice would be Laguna Blue Metallic with same, same.

I could find nothing in the Dealers Showroom Book that mentions which if any Body Color limitations were on the availability of White or Black Vinyl roofs.

Since both White and Black are neutral colors that do not clash with any other Colors, I guess you could order either on whatever.
I just would not recommend Black on Black or White on White, no contrast, no beauty. :)

Bill Pressler
03-09-2015, 07:02 PM
I've seen Brooks Stevens' own '64 GT at South Bend a couple times--black with black vinyl top. A real nice car, but you're right Rich--no contrast.

Personally, I'd pick Jet Green with a black vinyl sports roof, but although I complain about red generally, the '64 Bordeaux Red is a tad darker than bright red and looks nice with a black vinyl sports roof.

I also like Strato Blue with a white vinyl sports roof.

I've seen the dark brown color (can't remember what Stude called it) with the white vinyl sports roof and it looks elegant too.

For me, GT's look best in dark colors so I'd probably pick a dark color with a white sports roof.

Rich, you mentioned Laguna Blue. I've not seen a '64 GT in that color, but I can picture it looking sharp with a black vinyl sports roof.

8E45E
03-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Rich, you mentioned Laguna Blue. I've not seen a '64 GT in that color, but I can picture it looking sharp with a black vinyl sports roof.

If you were in Colorado, you would have seen Marjorie Grauberger's '64 GT in that combination. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?32714-Elmer-Grauberger-(Colorado)&highlight=grauberger

Craig

57pack
03-09-2015, 07:09 PM
Have always admired the 1963 Studebaker Rose Mist. Would look nice on a GT Hawk.
Wonder if it was available on a 63 or 64 GT Hawk? Just thinking out loud here.:confused:

BobPalma
03-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Have always admired the 1963 Studebaker Rose Mist. Would look nice on a GT Hawk.
Wonder if it was available on a 63 or 64 GT Hawk? Just thinking out loud here.:confused:

Sure; Rose Mist was readily available on 1963 Hawks. I've seen quite a few of them. Not in 1964, however, since Rose Mist was discontinued at the end of the 1963 model year.

In fact, for the longest time there was a nice, original paint and Chestnut cloth (IIRC) interior 1963 Rose Mist Hawk with straight three speed (no overdrive!) for sale off and on around here. It may have traded hands by now as I have not seen it offered for awhile. It was an unusually nice, original car. :) BP

HAWK64
03-09-2015, 07:35 PM
OK these answers will be highly OPINIONATED!

My favorite is Blue all Vinyl Interior, Strato Blue Metallic Exterior with White Vinyl Sport Roof.
Number TWO choice would be Laguna Blue Metallic with same, same.

I could find nothing in the Dealers Showroom Book that mentions which if any Body Color limitations were on the availability of White or Black Vinyl roofs.

Since both White and Black are neutral colors that do not clash with any other Colors, I guess you could order either on whatever.
I just would not recommend Black on Black or White on White, no contrast, no beauty. :)

The '64 Paint & upholstery Studebaker book quotes " All - Vinyl Sport Roof optional on Hawk only and available in Black or White " whilst listing all the '64 paint colors with that option. I have the all blue interior with the Srato Blue paint. My car was assembled in RHC at South Bend just 4 days before they closed.

jlmccuan
03-09-2015, 09:19 PM
I'm going Super Red, black interior, black sport roof.

bezhawk
03-09-2015, 09:38 PM
As to your question regarding paint....no all GT's were painted monotone, and no two tone options. Originally Brooks Stevens wanted the roof painted 1/2 silver, but that never happened from the factory.

Skip Lackie
03-10-2015, 07:18 AM
I could find nothing in the Dealers Showroom Book that mentions which if any Body Color limitations were on the availability of White or Black Vinyl roofs.


As Hawk64 noted above, it's in the 64 Paint & Upholstery book, not the dealer album.

am not r2
03-10-2015, 07:39 AM
i have that Stratoblue car and blue int. and white roof combo now. I of course love it. JP had a brown 64 that was stunning to look at. I never liked brown on cars until I saw it. Jet green would be a strong third choice. R

cruiser
03-10-2015, 08:03 AM
At the 1963 Chicago Auto Show , Studebaker displayed a '63 Burgandy

painted GT Hawk that had satin black paint applied ahead of the line

on the roof . Brooks Stevens always said that he hoped some Dealers

would dress up a customers car in this manner . As for the '64 GT's ,

its hard to go past Strato Blue with or without a half vinyl roof .

CRUISER

Ron Dame
03-10-2015, 08:16 AM
Thanks everyone, I'm having a hard time deciding what combo I want. Wasn't there also a landau 1/2 vinyl?... I'm going start a new thread for people to post photos of some of these combinations.

jlmccuan
03-10-2015, 08:58 AM
Only options on the roof were painted body color, white or black vinyl. I've seen a couple that had the landau treatment done later, though.

Ron Dame
03-10-2015, 10:47 AM
If you were in Colorado, you would have seen Marjorie Grauberger's '64 GT in that combination. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?32714-Elmer-Grauberger-(Colorado)&highlight=grauberger

Craig

That's a great combo. I wonder how hard it would be to find the stainless band that separates the vinyl from the rest of the roof?

StudeRich
03-10-2015, 12:04 PM
That's a great combo. I wonder how hard it would be to find the stainless band that separates the vinyl from the rest of the roof?

I am sure you can guess the answer to that one! The needle in a haystack comes to mind. :D

Of course in the 1970's rare Parts never produced in large quantity's like this, were sitting in the Studebaker Plant Eight Warehouse and later the Newman and Altman South Bend Warehouse, and some people here have bought rare items like this in the past, but most are used up by now or being "kept for posterity", so good luck finding one today.

The best bet is to have one made, not really THAT hard to do.

ivorydan
03-10-2015, 01:08 PM
4185841859

Black Sport Roof,Moonlight Silver,Red Vinyl interior.
Dan

8E45E
03-10-2015, 01:13 PM
That's a great combo. I wonder how hard it would be to find the stainless band that separates the vinyl from the rest of the roof?

Parked with three others: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?14554-My-favorite-GT-EVER/page2&highlight=bordeaux+green

Craig

Ron Dame
03-10-2015, 01:31 PM
I am sure you can guess the answer to that one! The needle in a haystack comes to mind. :D

Of course in the 1970's rare Parts never produced in large quantity's like this, were sitting in the Studebaker Plant Eight Warehouse and later the Newman and Altman South Bend Warehouse, and some people here have bought rare items like this in the past, but most are used up by now or being "kept for posterity", so good luck finding one today.

The best bet is to have one made, not really THAT hard to do.

I figured it could be that there were few left and/or scrapped long ago, or it could be that they bought thousands more than needed, and SI would love to free up spacce. I'll look up the P/N tonight and call to see what's available. OTOH, I suppose the trim shops would have universal stuff to bend and fit.

SN-60
03-10-2015, 10:02 PM
4185841859

Black Sport Roof,Moonlight Silver,Red Vinyl interior.
Dan

Very unusual Super Hawk.....Beautiful! :!: