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    What is the difference between a 1956 Golden Hawk and the rest of the Hawks from 56?

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    Golden hawk has fiberglass fins. Biggest difference is that GH has Packard 352 engine and Packard Ultramatic for auto trans. If manual, GH has borg warner T85 with overdrive.
    78 Avanti RQB 2792
    64 Avanti R1 R5408
    63 Avanti R1 R4551
    63 Avanti R1 R2281
    62 GT Hawk V15949
    56 GH 6032504
    56 GH 6032588
    55 Speedster 7160047
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 64studeavanti View Post
      Golden hawk has fiberglass fins. Biggest difference is that GH has Packard 352 engine and Packard Ultramatic for auto trans. If manual, GH has borg warner T85 with overdrive.
      And it's the K-body hardtop with full gauge package and a fancier interior.

      The '56 Sky Hawk is also a K-body hardtop, unique body chrome trim, the Studebaker 289", T86 overdrive or B-W automatic

      The '56 Power Hawk is a C-body coupe with plain interior, the Studebaker 259", option of 2-bbl or 4-bbl, the T86 or B-W automatic

      The '56 Flight Hawk is the C-body coupe, plain interior, Studebaker 185" flathead Champion 6-cylinder, T96 overdrive or a rare optional B-W automatic.

      There are many detail differences, but the '56 Hawk line pretty much covered all the possibilities.

      jack vines

      PackardV8

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      • #4
        The '56 GH is the only Hawk with fins in 1956 and, as has been mentioned, they are fiberglass, and shorter than later Hawks. And it's the only Hawk ever equipped with the Packard drive train.
        The Golden Hawk and the Sky Hawk, due to their level of trim, are in the 'President' category, while the C-bodied Power Hawk would fall in to the 'Commander' category and the Flight Hawk would be considered in the 'Champion' category, while these designations appear no where on any of the models.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          The Flight Hawk was also available in a K-body hardtop. https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....ardtop-56G-K7=

          Craig

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
            The Flight Hawk was also available in a K-body hardtop. https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....ardtop-56G-K7=

            Craig
            There are several export-only variants which were never sold in the US. There are 6-cylinder GTs in Europe. That they exist is interesting, but only that. Can anyone document a K-bodied Flight Hawk ever being sold new in the US?

            jack vines
            PackardV8

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post

              There are several export-only variants which were never sold in the US. There are 6-cylinder GTs in Europe. That they exist is interesting, but only that. Can anyone document a K-bodied Flight Hawk ever being sold new in the US?
              I believe there were 9 sold in the US, out of the 560 produced.

              Craig

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              • #8
                Thanks for all of the good info.

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