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    quote: Originally posted by pitbulllady

    This is something that's been bugging me, so I have to ask:
    What determines the differences in the various Hawk models?

    Sharon, on the Hawks, they are basically just NAMES! But there is SOME sense to the naming process. The model name usually indicates a Coupe OR Hardtop AND the size of the ENGINE as well as the year that model was used.

    You really only have 2 body styles of the Hawks: the "C" body coupe and the "K" body Hardtop. very much like the '53-'55 C & K models.

    When I first look at ANY car, any make or year, the VERY FIRST place I look is at the center of the car: the rear of the front door "POST". Does it go all the way to the roof, or is it a Hardtop with no upper "post"? The next thing I look at is the rear quarter window, is it a roll down type?, sealed type?, swing-out style?, is there a rear DOOR? If so what type of windows does it have? All this is to determine the "Body Style" then I can enjoy the rest knowing what I am looking at!

    Don't feel bad if you don't get it all right away, my parents said I was calling out the Make of the cars going by at 4 years old, with amazing accuracy! [:0]

    Now that you can tell a "C" from a "K", lets break them down for you:

    '53-'55 Coupe "C" Champion 6, Commander & '55 President V-8
    '53-'55 Hardtop "K" Champion 6, Commander & '55 President V-8
    '56 Coupe:....Flight Hawk "185" 6 cyl.
    ..................Power Hawk 259 V-8
    '56 Hardtop:..Sky Hawk 289 V-8
    ..................Golden Hawk 352 Packard V-8
    '57 Coupe:....Silver Hawk "185" 6 cyl. or 289 V-8 (exc.Canada & Export)
    '57 Hardtop:..Golden Hawk "289" Supercharged V-8
    '58 Coupe:....Silver Hawk "185" 6 cyl. or 289 V-8 (exc.Canada & Export)
    '58 Hardtop:..Golden Hawk "289" Supercharged V-8
    '58 Hardtop:..Packard Hawk "289" Supercharged V-8
    '59 Coupe:....Silver Hawk "170" 6 cyl. or 259 V-8 (exc.Canada & Export)
    '60 Coupe:....Hawk "170" 6 cyl. or 289 V-8 (exc.Canada & Export)
    '61 Coupe:....Hawk "289" V-8 (exc.Canada & Export)
    '62 Hardtop:..Gran Turismo Hawk 289 V-8 (exc.Canada & Export)
    '63 Hardtop:..Gran Turismo Hawk 289 V-8 + JT R1,R2 Engine Options
    '64 Hardtop:..Gran Turismo Hawk 289 V-8 + JT R1,R2 and R3,R4 304.5 cu.in. Engine Options.

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA 11/11/07
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

  • #2
    Nice list, Rich. You might also mention some other variations, as you did mentioning an exception for engines. I am thinking of '56 Flight Hawk hardtop, '57 Silver Hawk hardtop & '58 Silver Hawk hardtop.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Nice list, Rich. You might also mention some other variations, as you did mentioning an exception for engines. I am thinking of '56 Flight Hawk hardtop, '57 Silver Hawk hardtop & '58 Silver Hawk hardtop.

      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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