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    I'm working on the site and I don't have the tail end of this car so I can't tell which one it is? [B)] Thanks for for the help!


  • #2
    Neither... or Both
    It's one of them with the '56 Sky Hawk "checkmark" trim on the side...

    OR.. it's possibly an export...

    Ray


    Specializing in Studebaker Restoration
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    • #3
      Neither... or Both
      It's one of them with the '56 Sky Hawk "checkmark" trim on the side...

      OR.. it's possibly an export...

      Ray


      Specializing in Studebaker Restoration
      Ray

      www.raylinrestoration.com
      Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

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      • #4
        I don't know how you'd tell from that picture.

        If you think it sits up a little in the front, then my guess would be
        a flight hawk. The 6 cylinder cars seem to sit a little higher in
        the front than the V-8 cars do.

        However, as highly optioned as this car appears it may be a power
        hawk. If someone wanted a 6 cyl it surely was to save money so I would think flight hawks would tend to be stripped down.

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        • #5
          I don't know how you'd tell from that picture.

          If you think it sits up a little in the front, then my guess would be
          a flight hawk. The 6 cylinder cars seem to sit a little higher in
          the front than the V-8 cars do.

          However, as highly optioned as this car appears it may be a power
          hawk. If someone wanted a 6 cyl it surely was to save money so I would think flight hawks would tend to be stripped down.

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          • #6
            My guess is it was taken in a Foreign Country, with that strange emblem on the grille, and the Sky Hawk moulding on the quarter panel. But it is a 50-50 toss-up, 6 or 8!

            Although only a few late ones had that "Studebaker script (originally) and if it is original, it is missing the V-8, so it could be a Flight Hawk 6. That would be the ONLY exterior difference, in front anyway and it only works on certain build dates.

            Of course from the rear you might see dual exhausts if it has the "power kit", and the "Power" Hawk nameplate.

            StudeRich
            Studebakers Northwest
            Ferndale, WA
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              My guess is it was taken in a Foreign Country, with that strange emblem on the grille, and the Sky Hawk moulding on the quarter panel. But it is a 50-50 toss-up, 6 or 8!

              Although only a few late ones had that "Studebaker script (originally) and if it is original, it is missing the V-8, so it could be a Flight Hawk 6. That would be the ONLY exterior difference, in front anyway and it only works on certain build dates.

              Of course from the rear you might see dual exhausts if it has the "power kit", and the "Power" Hawk nameplate.

              StudeRich
              Studebakers Northwest
              Ferndale, WA
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                Nope, not a foreign country. It's in downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Never been there but I do Google regularly.

                BShaw,Webmaster

                60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
                Woodbury, Minnesota
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                • #9
                  Nope, not a foreign country. It's in downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Never been there but I do Google regularly.

                  BShaw,Webmaster

                  60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
                  Woodbury, Minnesota
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                  Bob Shaw
                  Rush City, Minnesota
                  1960 Hawk - www.northstarstudebakers.com
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                  • #10
                    If it's a foreign country, they speak English and have signs like in the USA.

                    1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas
                    "In the heart of Arkansas."
                    Searcy, Arkansas
                    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                    1952 2R pickup

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                    • #11
                      If it's a foreign country, they speak English and have signs like in the USA.

                      1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas
                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Studeman

                        Neither... or Both
                        It's one of them with the '56 Sky Hawk "checkmark" trim on the side...
                        Here's a Power Hawk with the check-mark trim level. There is a Flight Hawk near here that also has that check-mark as well.



                        Craig

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Studeman

                          Neither... or Both
                          It's one of them with the '56 Sky Hawk "checkmark" trim on the side...
                          Here's a Power Hawk with the check-mark trim level. There is a Flight Hawk near here that also has that check-mark as well.



                          Craig

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                          • #14
                            Yep, that's Gay Wittenburg's car from San Francisco with Larry Chalfant's '54 Commander next to it, she had it painted more like a '57, and someone had added that Sky Hawk check mark mldg. like many owners and Dealers did on Power Hawks, because they look incomplete with only the short moulding on the quarter panel.

                            StudeRich
                            Studebakers Northwest
                            Ferndale, WA
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                            • #15
                              Yep, that's Gay Wittenburg's car from San Francisco with Larry Chalfant's '54 Commander next to it, she had it painted more like a '57, and someone had added that Sky Hawk check mark mldg. like many owners and Dealers did on Power Hawks, because they look incomplete with only the short moulding on the quarter panel.

                              StudeRich
                              Studebakers Northwest
                              Ferndale, WA
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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