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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The East Bay Studebaker Hawk

from Michael Moore in Calif. : "Well damn, it IS so cold here a person has to put on a [light] jacket over their sweatshirt to walk comfortably along the water in the morning, but by afternoons, t-shirt weather, a guy can ride his bike around town and turn up stuff like this..." MSM
I'm pretty sure it's a Hawk and it certainly is a handsome car, but I don't know these well enough to nail the year. We were wrong on yesterday's Packard Hawk: it is a '58 not a '56. Help, please. 

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  1. I see enough of the front edge of the vertical front grill to believe that yes, it is a Hawk, I'm going to say it's a 56. The first year of Hawks was '56. That was also the last year for the contour line (hook edge) in the front fender and door, and the last year without fins until the GT Hawk in the '60s. I believe the actual model of this one is the Flight Hawk or Power Hawk. The Flight Hawk was a six cylinder (Champion) and the Power Hawk was a Commander and carried a 259ci V8. Between those two models, there were about 11,500 made in '56. The Sky Hawk and Golden Hawk (pillarless hardtops) added another 7,100 to the Hawk production that year.

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