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  • A Pristine 1961 Hawk!

    This has to be one of the nicest '61 hawks around!.....It made the covers of 'Turning Wheels' in the recent past, and old SN-60 always enjoys looking her over.....really, really nice example!
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  • #2
    Mighty nice Hawk in a great color

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    • #3
      I have never seen that color before, sure to turn a few heads!
      sigpic
      1961 Flamingo Studebaker Hawk

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      • #4
        So... that's it? Nice Hawk and pix? No "story," locale, nothing???

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        • #5
          Good looking Hawk. Always like seeing the differences between the years.

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          • #6
            Many Stude fans (Myself included ) feel the 1961 Hawk coupe to be the most 'perfected' of the '53-''61 original 'C' series. The '61 Hawk that I owned steered much easier than, say, My old '56 Power Hawk (both had manual steering), and the cushy bucket seats with the factory four speed floorshift really made that car fun to drive. As with My current Speedster, I put a supercharger on that '61....it moved pretty good!!

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            • #7
              I love that '61 green color.
              Bill Pressler
              Kent, OH
              (formerly Greenville, PA)
              Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
              Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
              1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
              1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
              All are in Australia now

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bill Pressler View Post
                I love that '61 green color.
                Studebaker called that color 'Green Jade' I believe.

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                • #9
                  And the '61 Hawk fin insert color was called 'Pearl Beige'. (Original Studebaker paint code:BFN-1149)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                    And the '61 Hawk fin insert color was called 'Pearl Beige'. (Original Studebaker paint code:BFN-1149)
                    That is correct, it was very close to the '62-'64 Wheel Color, and although this Green Hawk is a beautiful Car, I don't see that White looking, Fin stripe as being correct.
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      I'm not a big fan of green cars but this Hawk comes off to me as tasteful elegance. I really like it, wrong color fin or not!
                      59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                      60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                      61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                      62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                      62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                      62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                      63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                      63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                      64 Zip Van
                      66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                      66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                        Studebaker called that color 'Green Jade' I believe.
                        I owned a 1961 in that color. I thought that it was Jade Green.
                        The large 1961 brochure, PD-61-16, has a 1961 Hawk in that color across two pages.
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Warren Webb View Post
                          I'm not a big fan of green cars but this Hawk comes off to me as tasteful elegance. I really like it, wrong color fin or not!
                          Neither was I until I got my '63 Cruiser in Green Mist. It's much greener than this Hawk.
                          Chip
                          '63 Cruiser
                          '57 Packard wagon
                          '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                          '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                          • #14
                            That white inset color looks pretty dang close to original to me. Looks to be the same shade found on the Coral 61 Hawk I sold a few years ago.
                            sals54

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                              And the '61 Hawk fin insert color was called 'Pearl Beige'. (Original Studebaker paint code:BFN-1149)
                              One nice thing when you redo a car you plan on keeping, you can do it as you wish. My 61 was originally Black with white insert, never had been repainted. I changed it to "Blaze Red" as that is what I wanted, it goes well with the red interior. When I chose the white for the fin insert, I actually did not stick with the original shade of white Stude used, "Pearl Beige" per above, I went with a whiter white as I thought it looked better. Just like I painted the front splash pan body color instead of silver as I thought it also looked better. As I will probably have this car until I am in the ground, I really will not care what others have the say after I am gone. And I do not like having cars judged so no issues there.
                              Milt

                              1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
                              1961 Hawk 4-speed
                              1967 Avanti
                              1961 Lark 2 door
                              1988 Avanti Convertible

                              Member of SDC since 1973

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