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    I was just watching some of the Mecum Monterey Auction, from 8/16 and a 60 (Silver??) Hawk, Black on Black, 289 and 4 speed sold for $40,000. By contrast, a 66 LeMans 4 door hardtop with original paint and interior brought $6500. Color me shocked the Hawk brought that much. The name Silver Hawk was questioned because I thought 60's and 61's were just designated as Hawks. A Hawk bringing $40,000 might give us all hope that our cars might bring more money that we are used to seeing them sell for.
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    Upon checking on Mecum's site, the same Monterey auction had two 57 Golden Hawks go across the stage. One sold for $33,000 and the other was a no sale from a high bid of $31,000.
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    • #3
      A 56'G.H. was sold at Russo and Steele for $30,300. It was black with black and red interior, Slick Street Stuff front end 4speed. The owner bought it about 2 years ago for around $20,000.

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      • #4
        Many folks are tired of seeing the same Chevys and Fords at car shows and Studebakers are starting to gain respect. Anybody can restore a car that you can practically build entirely from new reproduction parts, it takes real skill and perseverence to restore and show a Studebaker! It is a good trend.

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        • #5
          To: 63 R2 Hawk,----It is a good trend. and I've noticed that there's less Studebaker related wisecracks by the commentators than before. (when a Stude comes up on the auction block)

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          • #6
            Yeah! What he said...... It is true that everywhere I go in my Hawk people come over and do the whole WOW A STUDEBAKER. Yeah sometimes they tell me how AMC and Studebaker merged and how Ford sold them engines but the reality of it is STUDEBAKERS Draw A Crowd They attract!! (did I misspell that??)

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            • #7
              Anyone else catch the commentators remark that very few Hawks were built in '60 because Studebaker faced a steel shortage, and diverted most of the available steel to Lark production?
              Last edited by SN-60; 08-26-2012, 09:21 AM.

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              • #8
                Anyone else here of this 1960 steel shortage that effected Studebaker? (Strike?)

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                • #9
                  On board with comments about people flocking to Studes at car shows. Surprisingly, most recognize ours as a Studebaker even with the extensive custom work done on it in the 50's. My guess is the wheel covers and still reconizable Loewy/Bourke styling give it away.
                  Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
                  Pictures at https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection and https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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