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  • #16
    Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
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    Is this it? This car was sold from the Marple Collection in Minnesota.
    If it is, it's undergone significant subsequent modification, since? There was an issue of TW somewhere near the end of 2009 that had allot of information, about it. But my recollection of the details are, just not that clear? Here's a couple more pics.


    The hood and trunk lid, do appear that they may have originally been Packard Hawk pieces? Was it some kind of proposed, early sixties Hawk update?

    Mark
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    • #17
      No, that is not it. That car was designed and built by Paul McKeehan who worked in styling at Studebaker 1959-63. The story of it is in the Oct. 2001 issue of TW.

      The car was purchased from the Marple estate last year by Morrie's Classic Car Collection in Long Lake, MN and they were planning to complete the restoration started by Virgil Marple. I have talked with Paul McKeehan in the past 6 mos and he was alive and well in July '19.
      Richard Quinn
      Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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      • #18
        More here-------> https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....hawk-prototype

        Craig

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
          The story of it is in the Oct. 2001 issue of TW.
          Wow! It really didn't seem like it was, So long ago? Now I'm really feeling Old!

          Mark

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          • #20
            One closes today (1 PM PST) on BaT...

            https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-packard-hawk-5/

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            Not much action (so far) for such a rare car. But if low production numbers equaled demand and market value there wouldn't be so many people lusting after pricey 64.5/65 Mustangs (over 500,000 built)
            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #21
              See the October 1995 issue of Turning Wheels page 8 for photo of the Hurley Hawk. It sure looks like the same car as the one for which Mr. McKeehan is credited, right down to the same front bumper guards, roof, fender vents and entire front grille. The accompanying article to the Oct 95 photo discusses the car's creation by Duncan McRae.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
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                Is this it? This car was sold from the Marple Collection in Minnesota.
                No, it is not that, that is an interesting modification, but what we are talking about is a Golden Hawk 400 of 1957, modified and that is supposed to be identical to the Packard Hawk! (But I've never seen an image of that car) (The question is if there is any image of that car) ...

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                • #23
                  Paul McKeehans' Hawk has long been incorrectly labeled a Packard Hawk prototype. This goes back to the early 1970's at least with Automobile Quarterly using a photo of Pauls custom in their Hawk feature issue.

                  Chris

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