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    Hello. I have a 1957 Silverhawk. Were all of these autos two toned? What color are the inside of the two front air vents painted? are they the same color as the car? Where can I find information on all of the colors for this year and model?

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    No, they weren't all two-toned. And I don't think, in '57, that the inner part of the side grilles were painted any different from the lower body color. I had a Factory black & turquiose 57 Silver Hawk and the vents were black like the lower part of the body.
    The issue of TW that deals with the '57 Hawks would have all the colors and combos listed.
    Also, look on the bottom of the glove box liner and see it the original color code sticker's still there. Probably gone after 50 years but still......

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS
    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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    • #3
      That paper under the dash is still there on our yellow 51 coupe. It was originally Maui Blue. (a light blue anyways, just like all of our other cars). We even have the original pencil-written bill of sale. The oil filter was a $14.00 option. Our 57 Silver Hawk was the same blue, but it's now all black, My grandad once had a silver amd white 57 hawk, but painted it black, but left the fins white. Here is our Hawk now:
      http://community.webshots.com/photo/...54289420UiRFId
      We even drove it in a parade today.

      Matthew Burnette
      [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
      1963 Lark Daytona HT (6 cylinder, auto trans)
      lots more Studes
      lotsa parts too
      http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

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      • #4
        IIRC, the side grilles are the same color as the lower body color on 1957 Hawks, except for Golden Hawk 400 models.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          Pretty car, Matthew! Where I live, I wouldn't have a black car. First off, you couldn't lay a hand on it all summer long and secondly, with the ag industry of this area, and the fine, clay soil that's constantly lofted into the air by tractors and dust devils - I wouldn't be done towelling the car and it would look dirty again!

          Miscreant at large.

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          1957 President 2-dr
          1955 President State
          1951 Champion Biz cpe
          1963 Daytona project FS
          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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          • #6
            The only thing we have to worry about is all the pollen in the spring. We drive the yellow 51 then! It doesn't seem to show up as well. And my grandad is going to install AC soon on this one. It gets hot down here in south Georgia too. And thanks for the compliments!

            Matthew Burnette
            [img] http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg [/img]
            1963 Lark Daytona HT (6 cylinder, auto trans)
            lots more Studes
            lotsa parts too
            http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

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            • #7
              I dug out the august 1998 issue of TW. It has the first part of a 2-part article on 57 Silver Hawks.Pictured are at least 4 SH's, two are factory photos.-The side grilles are painted the same color as the UPPER body color on all.[2-tone paint was a extra cost option]
              I don't have the sept1998 issue,it may have some detail on the color combos.Dave,go to the home page of this site,under'Turning Wheels'you can order back issues,if these 2 issues are available they would be valuable for you to have.
              BTW-the sub-title of the artical is:'Studebakers most successful Hawk model'[more 57 SH's sold than any other model]

              Home of the Almostahawk
              Oglesby,Il.

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