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  • Whats the deal with this Hawk

    It says it's a 60, but no fins, were there no finned Hawks in 1960? Looks more like a 56 but it doesn't have the parking lights on the fenders.
    http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/4556895889.html
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    Looks like a hybrid: 62 front fender spears; 62-64 upper chrome strips, front to rear; 62 hood and "nostrils"; 59-61 nostril inserts; 56-61 grill; 60-61 grill badge, and a 53-61 'C' body. Would need to see a rear view to determine much more. Definitely a hybrid.

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    • #3
      This car has been advertised for months (notice the snow in the pictures). This is a prime example of the seller's lack of initiative working against him/her. If the car is "Good running" as stated in the ad, why not move it out of the woods and photograph it in a better spot?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Guido View Post
        This car has been advertised for months (notice the snow in the pictures). This is a prime example of the seller's lack of initiative working against him/her. If the car is "Good running" as stated in the ad, why not move it out of the woods and photograph it in a better spot?

        Yes, really.

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        • #5
          With the stainless wheel trim my guess 59 or 60 with fins removed and Gt fender trim added, hood is 57-62
          Candbstudebakers
          Castro Valley,
          California


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          • #6
            Bob,
            You must have better eyes than me. Even blowing up the pix, I still could not tell if the hood is 62 or 57-61. I am going by the point (or straight across) on the end of the hood scoop, toward the grill, where a chrome emblem would be for 57-61.

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            • #7
              First off, there were NO Silver Hawks in 1960.
              To directly answer the original question - there were Hawk models built in Europe without fins that would have had fins in the US.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Don't think the hood is a 62. Look at the area below the grill. 62s are different? 62 grills go all the way to the bottom

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                • #9
                  there is no difference between the 57-62 hawks hoods they bolt right on and either grille also bolts on and I have seen factory hoods on 62's with the holes along the bottom that is required for the 56-61 grilles and that hood when used with a 62 grill you can see the row of holes through the mesh but every thing fits, also put on a 56 and it fits up to the 62 GT not so with the 63 and 64.
                  Candbstudebakers
                  Castro Valley,
                  California


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by candbstudebakers View Post
                    there is no difference between the 57-62 hawks hoods they bolt right on and either grille also bolts on and I have seen factory hoods on 62's with the holes along the bottom that is required for the 56-61 grilles and that hood when used with a 62 grill you can see the row of holes through the mesh but every thing fits, also put on a 56 and it fits up to the 62 GT not so with the 63 and 64.
                    No, that's not correct. Hoods for 1962 are different than 57-61. The difference is the front edge of the rise in the top of the hood. The 57-61 hoods have a straight front termination. The 62's are finished with a canted, non-flat front surface. The earlier design accommodated the hood ornament.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by studegary View Post
                      First off, there were NO Silver Hawks in 1960.
                      To directly answer the original question - there were Hawk models built in Europe without fins that would have had fins in the US.
                      Gary,
                      I may be overlooking something, but do not see any reference to Silver Hawks, let alone 1960 as Silver Hawk.

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                      • #12
                        There is one that has been on CL for a year that is listed as a 57 Hawk.
                        I don't know the differences that well but it's obvious it is not.
                        Only one pic and you can't see the front. But No fins and I can't see a Hawk grille.
                        Looks more like a 53-55 C/K.
                        Move seen others listed as 64 Silver or golden hawks when the pic clearly shows Gran Turismo on the side.
                        Buyer beware.

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                        • #13
                          the CL ad shows 1960 Silver Hawk, apparently the owner thinks it is
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scott View Post
                            No, that's not correct. Hoods for 1962 are different than 57-61. The difference is the front edge of the rise in the top of the hood. The 57-61 hoods have a straight front termination. The 62's are finished with a canted, non-flat front surface. The earlier design accommodated the hood ornament.
                            I blew the picture up and, to me, it looks like a '57-61 hood with the phoney scoop missing.
                            The car may be a hodge podge of Studebaker parts but if his ad is 85% correct, it's worth the money. IMHO.
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                            • #15
                              I'll bet that car was someone's pride and joy when he "built" it!
                              He got his Hawk HIS way, a bunch of Studebaker parts put together and it does not look half bad, it must have been a looker in it's day.
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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