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    Last week I had a friend stop by my desk at work and he commented on a black and white photo of a 1961 Hawk I had on my wall.He said that he always liked them.One thing lead to another and I asked if he had seen any Studes around. He said that he had, and to stop by his desk and he could show me where a blue and white Hawk was by pulling it up on GoogleEarth. I got the approximate location and was looking forward to finding this Hawk. I rounded up my brother this morning and we took off. After driving 15 miles and turning down an irrigation canal I spotted the "Hawk".It turned out to be a blue and white 1956 Chrysler 2 door. I guess if you use your imagination you could see where a mistake could be made.Oh well,at least it got me out of the house.

  • #2
    Someone who "happens" on a Hawk on Google Earth has way too much time on his hands.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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    • #3
      Someone who "happens" on a Hawk on Google Earth has way too much time on his hands.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        Actually, he spotted it while driving to a friend's house in the area. It was easier to look it up on the computer than give me verbal directions. If I see him today, I am going to mention it to him.

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        • #5
          Actually, he spotted it while driving to a friend's house in the area. It was easier to look it up on the computer than give me verbal directions. If I see him today, I am going to mention it to him.

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          • #6
            A friend of mine led me to a Hawk,15 miles away-turned out to be a Renault Dauphine? iirc. Wasn't it the Dauphine that had small fins on the rear and a sort of Hawk shaped grille?

            LaSalle,Il
            61Hawk
            Oglesby,Il.

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            • #7
              A friend of mine led me to a Hawk,15 miles away-turned out to be a Renault Dauphine? iirc. Wasn't it the Dauphine that had small fins on the rear and a sort of Hawk shaped grille?

              LaSalle,Il
              61Hawk
              Oglesby,Il.

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              • #8
                I suspect that you could fit [u]2</u> Renault's in the footprint of a Hawk.


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                • #9
                  I suspect that you could fit [u]2</u> Renault's in the footprint of a Hawk.


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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by 52hawk

                    A friend of mine led me to a Hawk,15 miles away-turned out to be a Renault Dauphine? iirc. Wasn't it the Dauphine that had small fins on the rear and a sort of Hawk shaped grille?
                    The Oh-no Dope-fiend didn't have a front grille!! They were REAR engined cars, and had slots for cooling at the same end as the engine was in. They had a smooth, rounded front end. The Caravelle 2 seat convertible had little fins on them, but still no front grille, and absolutely no styling similarities to a Hawk!.[:0]

                    Craig

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by 52hawk

                      A friend of mine led me to a Hawk,15 miles away-turned out to be a Renault Dauphine? iirc. Wasn't it the Dauphine that had small fins on the rear and a sort of Hawk shaped grille?
                      The Oh-no Dope-fiend didn't have a front grille!! They were REAR engined cars, and had slots for cooling at the same end as the engine was in. They had a smooth, rounded front end. The Caravelle 2 seat convertible had little fins on them, but still no front grille, and absolutely no styling similarities to a Hawk!.[:0]

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        That "Renault" sounds more like a Sunbeam Rapier than anything else.

                        Here's a piece of literature for one: Got the side grilles, the fins, the 2-tone paint!
                        http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-...8QQrefidZstore

                        Miscreant adrift in
                        the BerStuda Triangle


                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1960 Larkvertible V8
                        1958 Provincial wagon
                        1953 Commander coupe

                        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                        • #13
                          That "Renault" sounds more like a Sunbeam Rapier than anything else.

                          Here's a piece of literature for one: Got the side grilles, the fins, the 2-tone paint!
                          http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-...8QQrefidZstore

                          Miscreant adrift in
                          the BerStuda Triangle


                          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                          1960 Larkvertible V8
                          1958 Provincial wagon
                          1953 Commander coupe

                          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                          • #14
                            Yup been there done that... drove 40 miles to see a $500 '68 Mustang fastback for sale... turned out to be a rusted out shell of a mid 70's Camaro. There was no excuse for that one lol.... atleast it got me outta the house for a day and a nice country drive! A good bacon cheeseburger too if I recall....

                            Chris Salisbury
                            Hutto/Austin, TX

                            1958 Commander Starlight Hardtop

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                            • #15
                              Yup been there done that... drove 40 miles to see a $500 '68 Mustang fastback for sale... turned out to be a rusted out shell of a mid 70's Camaro. There was no excuse for that one lol.... atleast it got me outta the house for a day and a nice country drive! A good bacon cheeseburger too if I recall....

                              Chris Salisbury
                              Hutto/Austin, TX

                              1958 Commander Starlight Hardtop

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