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  • 56 Flight Hawk hardtop, #56G-K7

    I recently purchased a canadian built one of these (maple leaf on the rt corner of the dash) & I've seen the production numbers showing 52 built for canda, 9 for the US + 499 for the export market. When I bought this last fall, the previous owner told me that according to the SDC, it was the only "acknowledged" one in north america still known to exist-Does anyone know of another one of these that might still be "out there"?? It would be fun to know if there was another survivor!

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    Flight Hawk Hardtop?

    I don't think you could tell it from a Sky Hawk, without looking at the Trunklid nameplate or under the Hood! A Seven (7) is a pretty high trim level for a Six.

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    • #3
      Did you purchase this particular example? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ghlight=flight

      Here is the restored car in Alberta:







      Craig
      Last edited by 8E45E; 03-28-2011, 11:34 AM.

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      • #4
        Craig , this must be the car . It belonged to a long time Ontario member who lived north west of London On . Last time I seen that car was probably in the mid 90's and it needed alot of work .
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        • #5
          That's the one!

          Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
          Did you purchase this particular example? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ghlight=flight

          Craig
          I bought it from Tom Crouch from Ontario, he had a lot of history with the car that I got with the deal, it needs a major going-thru to make it roadworthy again. Just getting started on it this spring!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jimmyg View Post
            I bought it from Tom Crouch from Ontario, he had a lot of history with the car that I got with the deal, it needs a major going-thru to make it roadworthy again. Just getting started on it this spring!
            PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES!! PUH....LEASE!! Let's see some picutures!

            Craig
            Last edited by 8E45E; 03-28-2011, 11:37 AM.

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            • #7
              Jim , where are you located?
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              • #8
                I wish ours looked this good......................

                Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                Did you purchase this particular example? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ghlight=flight

                Here is the restored car in Alberta:







                Craig
                Nice to know there is another (even if it's in much nicer shape than ours)! the two-tone looks good on it!

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                • #9
                  Nice catch Jimmyg. A little Spray 9 will bring the WWs back.
                  Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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                  • #10
                    Thats not the car ...its black.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jimmyg View Post
                      Nice to know there is another (even if it's in much nicer shape than ours)! the two-tone looks good on it!
                      This car was originally Snowcap White/Sunglow Gold. The roof should be the same color as the hood & trunk to be authentic. The son of the older couple that restored it is now the owner of it, and is keeping it as a memory of his late parents. I don't believe he is truly an 'old car' person, but still intends to drive it in parades and other local events.

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        I hunted through my pictures and only came up with one that had this black hawk in it . I took the pic in June /88 and Bernice Crouch had driven it down to the Hamilton area for a tour we were having. I remember being surprised that she had driven the car that far ....she was elderly and it would of been about a 3 hr drive on busy hyways for her. Think that was the last time I seen the car.


                        Its beside the gold finned hawk , sorry 'bout the size.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 2R5 View Post
                          Jim , where are you located?
                          we're located in Winona, Mn. 55987 I can be reached @ 507-454-3337

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                          • #14
                            You R right Bob,the Crouch's car was black & a 6cyl.auto.Last time I saw it Bernice was driving it,I hear she has since passed on.The front fender air vents

                            were drawn in on the filler & the car had some frame rust issues,happy to know it is still "alive"

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                            • #15
                              Oh , I see it has left the province......thought maybe it had remained locally ....guess not . Anyways hope you enjoy it Jim .....if you restore it post some pictures.
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