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  • Brooks Stevens the GT Hawk, and time to put your thinking caps on...........

    We all know that Stevens designed the "62 GT Hawk....and many have said over the years that the roof looks like one on a "T" Bird........but Brooks also designed or freshened up another foreign car .........and that car has a roof that is almost identical to that of the GT.....albeit stretched for a four door..........name that car and win a New Years prize that you will find interesting:-)

  • #2
    Answer in Post #34 here-----------> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...highlight=2600

    Just a note, the car became 'foreign' later.

    Craig

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    • #3
      Craig, sorry but this is not the correct answer!! As I said the car was non American.....keep on thinking.....hint, car was made in Brazil.
      Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
      Answer in Post #34 here-----------> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...highlight=2600

      Just a note, the car became 'foreign' later.

      Craig
      Last edited by Hawklover; 12-31-2017, 05:46 AM.

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      • #4
        It wasn't the Willys 2600?

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        • #5
          You be getting close........the car was made in Brazil....the hub caps look all too similiar to the '64 Hawk caps:-)
          Originally posted by qsanford View Post
          It wasn't the Willys 2600?

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Damn! That's EXACTLY WHAT IS IN THE LINK IN POST #2!!

              Get your eyes checked!

              Craig

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              • #8
                Perhaps some New Year's resolutions would be a good thing.....
                HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                Jeff


                Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
                  Perhaps some New Year's resolutions would be a good thing.....
                  LMAO again and again.
                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia

                  See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                  • #10
                    I am not seeing it, this is a Similar but DIFFERENT Car, but it Does have a GT Roof!.
                    This one looks like the Premium, Luxury, top of the Line Model Aero.




                    This is cute little Car, they should have introduced it here!
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      There are some differences, in the hubcaps, tires and trim details, but it essentially looks like the same body style.
                      Mark
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                      S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by StudeRich View Post

                        This is cute little Car, they should have introduced it here!
                        They didn't sell all that well when they were first introduced: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...illys-Aero-Ace But its hard to say how well it would have sold in 1963 when the domestic compact market was firmly established by then.

                        I don't think Kaiser Jeep Corp. wanted to be back in the passenger car market in the US after that unsuccessful move; not to mention, another Brooks Stevens design of their's was starting to sell in decent numbers right after its introduction in 1963, the Wagoneer.

                        Craig
                        Last edited by 8E45E; 01-08-2018, 05:17 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Indeed I started to "tip the bottle" a wee bit before the ball dropped:-(
                          Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
                          LMAO again and again.

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                          • #14
                            Nice early-mid '60s in 3/4 rear view. But the clunky early '50s front certainly could have benefited from further refinement, ala Lark type.
                            Too bad Kaiser didn't import a few hundred as companions to the Wagoneer, looks like they could have been a cute and interesting compact alternative. Definitely not as weird as some of the Borgward and Roots Group products that landed here.

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                            • #15
                              Actually, I could really dig the Borgward Isabella coupe.

                              Is it me or is that Brazilian Willys just frumpy enough to kinda sorta accidentally look a little bit "Soviet"?
                              1963 Champ "Stu Bludebaker"- sometimes driver
                              1957 Silver Hawk "Josie"- picking up the pieces after an unreliable body man let it rot for 11 years from an almost driver to a basket case
                              1951 Land Cruiser "Bunnie Ketcher" only 47M miles!
                              1951 Commander Starlight "Dale"- basket case
                              1947 Champion "Sally"- basket case
                              1941 Commander Land Cruiser "Ursula"- basket case

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