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    How many 400's were built? what colors? were they all with power Windows and power seats? were only the 400's with power windows and seats? is there a registry for the 400"s? I might have one but tomorrow I will order a production order...Bob

    Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

    Castro Valley, CA

    Candbstudebakers
    Castro Valley,
    California



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    Email sent.

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    • #3
      Bob,
      That's only five questions.[)]
      "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.
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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

        How many 400's were built? what colors? were they all with power Windows and power seats? were only the 400's with power windows and seats? is there a registry for the 400"s? I might have one but tomorrow I will order a production order...Bob

        Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

        Castro Valley, CA

        Nope, I had a 57 Golden with power everything, but it was not a 400. The all leather, Packard Hawk-like interior is the biggest give away.

        JDP/Maryland
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          I have a 57 golden hawk with a 400 interior, however the experts say my serial number is to low. Gee, perhaps it is a prototype.

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          • #6
            My own 1957 Golden Hawk had power seat and power windows, but no leather seats and was not a 400.
            There are 400 model clones around. You need to check the serial number, even if it has leather seats.

            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by studegary

                My own 1957 Golden Hawk had power seat and power windows, but no leather seats and was not a 400.
                There are 400 model clones around. You need to check the serial number, even if it has leather seats.

                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

                I bought Packard Hawk seat and carpets from a bone yard. You have no idea how heavy the factory Packard Hawk carpets and padding are.

                JDP/Maryland
                JDP Maryland

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by JDP

                  quote:Originally posted by studegary

                  My own 1957 Golden Hawk had power seat and power windows, but no leather seats and was not a 400.
                  There are 400 model clones around. You need to check the serial number, even if it has leather seats.

                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

                  I bought Packard Hawk seat and carpets from a bone yard. You have no idea how heavy the factory Packard Hawk carpets and padding are.

                  JDP/Maryland
                  Having worked on more than one original Packard Hawk, I think that I do <G>.

                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10


                    "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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                    • #11
                      Bob, 10 Golden Hawk 400 show cars were built Feb.12 & 13th, 1957. All ten were alike. They were Tiara Gold with Arctic White fins and side grille inserts. All had white leather interiors with white dash boards. They had power windows but not power seats, aleast mine doesn't. Two of the original show cars are known to exist. 41 Procduction 400s were built, two were shipped back to Studebaker Experimental Engineering. They were built on August 6, 1957. Seven of the Production 400s are known to exist. The Production 400s came in all the standard Golden Hawk color combinations including some were solid colors. Two tones were painted same as show cars with the side grilles the same color as the fins. Beside the white leather interiors, tan leather was available. Tom Lawlis of Plainfield, Indiana is the keeper of the 400 registry and is the owner of the 22nd production 400 and is currently restoring it. The February 1991 Turning Wheels had a Fred Fox report on the 400s.

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                      • #12
                        You could have also showed the back of it!!



                        Craig

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                        • #13
                          What an incredible interior.

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                          • #14
                            The armrests resemble the ones used later on the Avanti....are they?? I agree with Dave, that interior is priceless.

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                            • #15
                              Mine is nothing like those in the picture, I know the interior was leather this one has black more like the stuff used in the 63 GT pattern and it had until today some s... chevy buckets but they now lay in the dirt behind the car, when I remover them I saw this funny metal bracket bolted under the drive side of the seat so I figured it was for the power seat also there was a factory wire running down that side to about the same area. but one never knows this long after they were built , this is also a black car but was white original,now also has a full flow replacement block and set up like an R-2 on the hawks, there will be pictures soon, will call tomorrow and order the production order, thanks for all the answers...Bob

                              Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

                              Castro Valley, CA

                              Candbstudebakers
                              Castro Valley,
                              California


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