- High-end model in the "Hawk" series
- Cutting-edge performances for this period!
- Unusual car in Europe
Launched in 1955, the new Studebaker "Hawk" range consisted of four different versions and topped by the "Golden Hawk" model. Beyond the modern design that characterised it, the latter stood out of the crowd with its powerful 352cc V8 Packard engine delivering 275hp.
This specific example was assembled on 21 November 1955 and then shipped five days later, as evidenced by its factory release sheet. This document states that the car had the #5623 colour combination, which was made up of "airforce blue" and "snowcap white" and matching upholstery. It has a manual transmission enhanced with an overdrive. In terms of extras, it featured a car radio, a cigarette lighter and a clock. During the 2000s, an enthusiast from Colorado devoted himself to restoring it, retaining the car's original colours. It was in April 2015 that its current owner and also a collector of the brand, acquired it and imported it in Germany. He has since done a rebuild of the original engine, as well as the front axle, carried out by the Stahl workshop in Munich. Sound and in satisfactory aesthetic condition, this Studebaker was among one of the best performing touring cars at that time, an additional interest to its unrivalled fluid design in 1955.
For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1956-studebaker-golden-hawk-no-reserve-3980-147