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  • raprice
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    A fellow member of the Long Island Chapter has a black, '61 Hawk, white strip along the side and red interior. What a fantastic looking car. I agree that the '61s are among the prettiest of the Hawks. I would also agree that the '56 Hawk is a looker too.
    Rog

    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

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  • lstude
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    quote: I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color.
    And I agree with Mr. Biggs.

    Here is a 61 Hawk with a later model trunk trim that sort of keeps the theme of the stripe on the 61 fin.




    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • lstude
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    quote: I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color.
    And I agree with Mr. Biggs.

    Here is a 61 Hawk with a later model trunk trim that sort of keeps the theme of the stripe on the 61 fin.




    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • Roscomacaw
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    I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color. I have seen one of these at several California meets that was a solid cream orange color (One might call it "peach") with the white accent streak. That thing melts me like an orange push-up. Blackhawk61's hawk is truly mesmerizing tho![8D]

    The '57 Silver Hawk I owned for a time was striking in it's original color scheme. It was turquoise and black. I think ALL the two-tones of the mid-50s are enchanting.[^]
    One thing I'll say about the side trim of the 57-58 Hawks is that while the G-Hawks maybe had glitzier stuff, that L O N G sweeping beltline moulding that flows from almost the headlite bezel, all the way back to the taillight body - REALLY accentuates the car's appearance.[]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Roscomacaw
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    I agree with Leonard! My only change to this 61 would be color. I have seen one of these at several California meets that was a solid cream orange color (One might call it "peach") with the white accent streak. That thing melts me like an orange push-up. Blackhawk61's hawk is truly mesmerizing tho![8D]

    The '57 Silver Hawk I owned for a time was striking in it's original color scheme. It was turquoise and black. I think ALL the two-tones of the mid-50s are enchanting.[^]
    One thing I'll say about the side trim of the 57-58 Hawks is that while the G-Hawks maybe had glitzier stuff, that L O N G sweeping beltline moulding that flows from almost the headlite bezel, all the way back to the taillight body - REALLY accentuates the car's appearance.[]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • r1lark
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    quote:Originally posted by Lark259

    I love the 57-61 Hawks.I think if money was no object,I would have a 57 Silver hawk,all Black,with Golden Hawk side trim,R3 supercharged full flow 289 with every performance mod to make it fly,4 speed or 5 speed OD,50's Chrysler wire wheels,wide white radials,twin antennas,nice rumbling dual exhaust,and 61-64 bucket seats.What would you do?[?]
    C-body Hawk with the following mods:
    • no fins
    • '62 Hawk painted side grilles
    • choice of decklid (ribbed Hawk, or smooth '64 Hawk style, not sure which one I would like better)
    • '61 bucket seats and interior door panels
    • 4 speed
    • 372 Packard V8 with dual 4 barrels (using all the weight saving components possible, such as small aluminum alternator, aftermarket aluminum intake adapted to work on Packard V8, adapt an aluminum water pump/manifold like Hot Heads has developed for the early Chrysler Hemis, custom headers, aluminum radiator, etc)
    • shiny black paint
    • front disc brakes
    • heavy duty sway bars front and rear
    • rear Avanti-style traction bars
    Man, it's fun to dream!!<G>

    Paul

    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html

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  • r1lark
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    quote:Originally posted by Lark259

    I love the 57-61 Hawks.I think if money was no object,I would have a 57 Silver hawk,all Black,with Golden Hawk side trim,R3 supercharged full flow 289 with every performance mod to make it fly,4 speed or 5 speed OD,50's Chrysler wire wheels,wide white radials,twin antennas,nice rumbling dual exhaust,and 61-64 bucket seats.What would you do?[?]
    C-body Hawk with the following mods:
    • no fins
    • '62 Hawk painted side grilles
    • choice of decklid (ribbed Hawk, or smooth '64 Hawk style, not sure which one I would like better)
    • '61 bucket seats and interior door panels
    • 4 speed
    • 372 Packard V8 with dual 4 barrels (using all the weight saving components possible, such as small aluminum alternator, aftermarket aluminum intake adapted to work on Packard V8, adapt an aluminum water pump/manifold like Hot Heads has developed for the early Chrysler Hemis, custom headers, aluminum radiator, etc)
    • shiny black paint
    • front disc brakes
    • heavy duty sway bars front and rear
    • rear Avanti-style traction bars
    Man, it's fun to dream!!<G>

    Paul

    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html

    Leave a comment:


  • blackhawk61
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    quote:Originally posted by lstude

    I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
    Thanks Leonard.......I am proud of it !......

    1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT

    Lewisville,NC
    (formerly chevpartsman)

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  • blackhawk61
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    quote:Originally posted by lstude

    I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
    Thanks Leonard.......I am proud of it !......

    1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT

    Lewisville,NC
    (formerly chevpartsman)

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  • N8N
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    I agree, but I find the 53-55 body style a little more appealing. Maybe that's why I have an R1, 4-speed '55 coupe

    A '61 could have come stock with a 4-speed so is pretty nice right from the factory.

    nate

    --
    55 Commander Starlight
    http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

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  • N8N
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    I agree, but I find the 53-55 body style a little more appealing. Maybe that's why I have an R1, 4-speed '55 coupe

    A '61 could have come stock with a 4-speed so is pretty nice right from the factory.

    nate

    --
    55 Commander Starlight
    http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

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  • lstude
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    I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

    Leave a comment:


  • lstude
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    I love finned Hawks, also, but my idea of a perfect Hawk already exists. It is owned by forum member Blackhawk61.



    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

    Leave a comment:


  • Lark259
    started a topic If you could build the ultimate Hawk...........

    If you could build the ultimate Hawk...........

    I love the 57-61 Hawks.I think if money was no object,I would have a 57 Silver hawk,all Black,with Golden Hawk side trim,R3 supercharged full flow 289 with every performance mod to make it fly,4 speed or 5 speed OD,50's Chrysler wire wheels,wide white radials,twin antennas,nice rumbling dual exhaust,and 61-64 bucket seats.What would you do?[?]
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