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    Looking at GH serial number 6100235 is this correct.......?
    Thanks
    Jack White
    Charlotte,NC
    North Carolina Studebaker Drivers Club

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    Yes, Jack, that is a legitimate Serial Number for the 235th 1957 Golden Hawk built, since they began with 6100001. That is an "early" car, probably built during the first month of 1957 production. BP
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    • #3
      I saw today an article in one of my sportscar magazines that a 56 Studebaker golden hawk competed in the Mille Miglia. Is that year the year with the supercharged studie engine?
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      • #4
        Thanks

        Thanks Bob.....

        Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
        Yes, Jack, that is a legitimate Serial Number for the 235th 1957 Golden Hawk built, since they began with 6100001. That is an "early" car, probably built during the first month of 1957 production. BP
        Jack White
        Charlotte,NC
        North Carolina Studebaker Drivers Club

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        • #5
          Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
          I saw today an article in one of my sportscar magazines that a 56 Studebaker golden hawk competed in the Mille Miglia. Is that year the year with the supercharged studie engine?
          The 56J was the only model and year to use the Packard 352 V8.
          Mike Davis
          Regional Manager, North Carolina
          1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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          • #6
            Is this the one Jack? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ht=flight+hawk
            Paul
            Winston-Salem, NC
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            • #7
              Hi Jack,

              If you go to the 56J Register, which is run by Frank Ambrogio
              http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/

              You can read about the two '56 Golden Hawks that have raced in the Mille Miglia, which included 2015.

              I am sure Frank would be happy to direct you to the relevant Newsletters regards coverage by each car.

              Good luck,
              Richard
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              • #8
                Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
                The 56J was the only model and year to use the Packard 352 V8.
                Yikes! Nearly the only v8 heavier than a Studie! How much does the Packard engine weigh?

                The guy who drove it in the Mille said that with the hd suspension it handled pretty well but the brakes did not inspire confidence.
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                • #9
                  The Packard V8 weighs 20 lbs more than the Studebaker. Move the battery to the trunk, and there ya go.
                  The Packard is extremely large dimensionally, therefore it places most of it's weight further forwards, and also higher up. That is why the 56's handled so poorly. That, and also the tinker toy anti sway bar and the way it was fastened onlt to the lower control arms, and not anchored to the frame. Later Hawks had better springs, and better anti sway bars. Put those on 56, and you will be astounded as why Studebaker didn't do it to begin with.
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