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    I'm talking with the owner of a 1962 Hawk GT in Texas. The car has a 289 and four speed. The owner read the VIN on the doorpost as 62V2117b. He says the "b" looks smaller than the other alphanumerics, so he believes it is not a "6". Anyone have any information an a '62 Hawk GT with VIN 62V21176 (or b or maybe 8)? Thanks.

  • #2
    Tom, it's undoubtedly 62V21176. That is a legitimate Serial Number, and Studebaker's numeral 6 had a straight left leg, not curved as you would expect.

    Perhaps the top of the 6's vertical leg is stamped a bit lightly so he thinks it has a short "left leg," but I'm sure it is 62V21176. 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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    • #3
      Here's a good example of the numeral 6 as the last digit in an 8-digit 1960s Studebaker Serial Number (64V-11756), Tom:

      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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      • #4
        I agree with Bob P. The 6 used on the VIN is an upside down 9.
        Other than that, the Hawk was assembled in South Bend about mid-way through the 1962 model year.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          Originally posted by studegary View Post
          I agree with Bob P. The 6 used on the VIN is an upside down 9.
          Other than that, the Hawk was assembled in South Bend about mid-way through the 1962 model year.
          Uh oh!! Did I just see YOU referring to the serial number as a VEE-EYE-ENN!!?!!?

          Craig

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
            Uh oh!! Did I just see YOU referring to the serial number as a VEE-EYE-ENN!!?!!?

            Craig
            Whew, Craig; I thought I'd slipped up! 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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            • #7
              Good catch, Craig. "I thought I was wrong, once, but I was only mistaken".
              Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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