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  • What Happened to the First Packard Hawk?

    Hi ... Does anyone know which was the first Packard Hawk that was built? Duncan McRae modified a Golden Hawk 400 to make the personal car of Roy Hurley, that he was so happy with his car that he managed to make the car become the Packard Hawk for 1958 .... Where is this first prototype ?, what number of Golden Hawk was ?, can anyone expand my Packard Hawk culture?
    Thanks in advance for your answers

    Packard Hawk Nerd

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    The first Packard Hawk to roll off the assembly line was on 10-3-57 and shipped to Daly City, Calif., the last of the 588 was on July 24, 1958 and shipped to the South Bend dealer. If you are interested in this topic you will find detailed info in my two TW Almanac columns for August 2002 and Jan. 2003. EVERYTNING you ever wanted to know about the Packard Hawk!

    As for the location of #1 I had heard that it was in Kingston, Ohio a few years ago but never had that confirmed. My friend Mike Williams (New Lenox, Illinois) was very active with this endeavor and beside his comprehensive roster he also maintained an active web site. Unfortunately Mike passed away a year or so ago and so far as I know no one has picked up the torch. His last roster (2005) accounted for 241 survivors in various states.
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    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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    • #3
      I spoke with the family in Daly City (actually Colma) who rumor had it bought the first Packard Hawk about 6 years ago. The son was not sure when the family sold it, nor who they sold it to or where it went.
      George

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      • #4
        The last one (#588) was at Harrahs before the collection was broke up and sold. I lost track of it after that.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
          The first Packard Hawk to roll off the assembly line was on 10-3-57 and shipped to Daly City, Calif., the last of the 588 was on July 24, 1958 and shipped to the South Bend dealer. If you are interested in this topic you will find detailed info in my two TW Almanac columns for August 2002 and Jan. 2003. EVERYTNING you ever wanted to know about the Packard Hawk!

          As for the location of #1 I had heard that it was in Kingston, Ohio a few years ago but never had that confirmed. My friend Mike Williams (New Lenox, Illinois) was very active with this endeavor and beside his comprehensive roster he also maintained an active web site. Unfortunately Mike passed away a year or so ago and so far as I know no one has picked up the torch. His last roster (2005) accounted for 241 survivors in various states.
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          Thanks, was a lot of info!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RebelStude View Post
            I spoke with the family in Daly City (actually Colma) who rumor had it bought the first Packard Hawk about 6 years ago. The son was not sure when the family sold it, nor who they sold it to or where it went.
            Thanks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
              The last one (#588) was at Harrahs before the collection was broke up and sold. I lost track of it after that.
              Thanks!

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              • #8
                Just last week talked to the owner of Packard Hawk #1 in Ohio. It has been restored and repainted red and white. Owner has documentation.
                Richard Quinn
                Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                • #9
                  #3 in California. here's a recent picClick image for larger version

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                  1951 Custom
                  1958 Packard Hawk < resto project
                  1962 Champ
                  1963 Standard R1 4 speed
                  1963 Avanti R1
                  1963 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
                  2006 Avanti Convertible

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                  • #10
                    The OP asked about the prototype made for Hurley. Anyone know what happened to it?
                    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

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                    50 Champion 2 door*
                    53 Commander K Auto*
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                    55 President Speedster
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ddub View Post
                      The OP asked about the prototype made for Hurley. Anyone know what happened to it?
                      Thank you for bringing this back around. The thread seemed to get confused between the prototype and production number 1.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ddub View Post
                        The OP asked about the prototype made for Hurley. Anyone know what happened to it?
                        I saw one of the Hurley prototypes on the thread here regarding the Marple Estate auction that is going on soon. I believe the Marple car has always been referred to as, "the Hurley Hawk" though.

                        Here's the link to the thread:Marple Estate now going to auction
                        Last edited by JoeHall; 11-21-2019, 08:26 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jgrohs View Post
                          #3 in California. here's a recent picClick image for larger version

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                          Wow! Thanks!

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                          • #14
                            Does anybody have a Hurley Hawk Prototype Picture?

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                              Is this it? This car was sold from the Marple Collection in Minnesota.
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                              Mike Davis
                              Regional Manager, North Carolina
                              1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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