1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
Asking $22,000 CAD + Applicable Taxes + Applicable Licensing Fees.
Built from 1962 to 1964, the Studebaker GT Hawk was the last of a long line of “Hawks” that originated with Raymond Loewy’s famous 1953 C/K Starliner and follow-up models including the Flying Hawk, Power Hawk, Sky Hawk, Golden Hawk, Silver Hawk and Packard Hawk. In 1961, designer Brooks Stevens made subtle changes to the GT Hawk to make it look more modern, such as minimizing the rear fins and recessing the rear window.
Notable styling features of the GT Hawk include the sculpted hood design that merges into the protruding chrome radiator frame, horizontal vents below the headlights, heavy chrome windshield frame, body-length chrome strip along the top of the fenders, landau-style roofline, thick C-pillars, and mesh grille on the rear trunklid designed to cover up the slats carried over from the lid of the previous Hawk model.
Inside, this particular GT Hawk’s two-tone black and white interior features pleated vinyl bucket seats and a centre console, padded dashtop, woodgrain dash trim and a full complement of gauges.
Under the hood is a torquey 289 cubic inch (4.7-litre) V8 engine mated to a 4 speed manual transmission. Later 1963 model GT Hawk models were available with supercharged V8 engines developing up to 335 horsepower. This 1962 has a period correct Paxton supercharger installed at some point in its history.
Weighing over 3,000 pounds with a 120-inch wheelbase, solid rear axle and rear leaf springs, the 1962 GT Hawk is not a performance car – but in the Grand Touring tradition, its beefy V8 and comfortable suspension make it a great highway car.
Standard OMVIC declaration required on all used cars sold in Ontario that are not certified:
“This vehicle is being sold “as is,” unfit, not e-tested and is not represented as being in road worthy condition, mechanically sound or maintained at any guaranteed level of quality. The vehicle may not be fit for use as a means of transportation and may require substantial repairs at the purchaser’s expense. It may not be possible to register the vehicle to be driven in its current condition.”
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