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  • Brooks Stevens takes Stude styling to Willys in Brasilia!

    Every now and then I continue my Internet search for Studebaker connections in South America (particularly regarding the great looking 1962 "Special Champ" from Argentina). Anyways, I ran across this interesting info about the Willys Aero in Brasil and it's connection with the Stevens designed Stude GT Hawk.

    From another website: Another vehicle inherited by Ford do Brasil when it took over the Willys operation in 1967 was the Aero Willys, originally produced in Toledo and sold in the USA from 1952 to 1955. In 1958, the tooling for the unibody compact was shipped to the Willys Sao Paulo plant where production resumed in 1960.

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    Bob Shaw
    Rush City, Minnesota
    1960 Hawk - www.northstarstudebakers.com
    "The farther I go, the behinder I get."


  • #2
    Brooks took a "cute" car & made it handsome.
    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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    • #3
      Yep, I see GT Hawk genes in there!
      sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

      "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
      Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
      "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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      • #4
        The tail lights look somewhat GTish.
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        Dave Lester

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        • #5
          Also note the stainless-steel "peak" molding that runs from the top of the headlamp doors striaght back (as much as possible) to the curve downward to meet the tail lamp assemblies; very "GT Hawk-ish" as well. BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • #6
            He sure did! There was a 2600 in his museum, along with the Studebaker styling studies. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...highlight=2600

            Craig

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            • #7
              I don't think that Brooks Stevens gets enough credit for the incredible work he did restyling Studebakers and even the Willys Aero in Brazil. What he did with limited funds is incredible.
              Hats off to Brooks Stevens!

              Rog
              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
              Smithtown,NY
              Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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              • #8
                Brooks Stevens was a styling genius and in many ways is overlooked for his work. Finally in many circles he is getting the exposure that he deserves,
                sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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                • #9
                  Yup. And lets not forget the Jeep Wagonaire, er.. Wagoneer.

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                  • #10
                    The double stacked bumper looks quite unique. I also see some Mercedes influence.

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                    • #11
                      The couple standing beside the car don't look very happy. Maybe they're thinking "I wish we bought a Studebaker!"

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                      • #12
                        Please correct the title to Brooks Stevens.
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          Those tail lights are very similar to the 56/ 57 Continentals I think, along with the 58-60 T-Bird, and later, Hawk roof line. Did he have anything to do with those, I wonder ? I've never seen this, it is a neat looking little car.

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