1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo hawk.

Owned by John Harrison

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The Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk (or GT Hawk),was a radical development in the form of a sporty coupe and was sold between 1962 and 1964. It was the final development of the Studebaker Hawk series that began with the Golden Hawk of 1956 .

The 1962 Studebaker was a unique design, as its styling was an assimilation of both European as well as American design marvels, and reflected a classic , smooth and aerodynamic styling.

The 1962 Studebaker boasted of several unique features including:

Engine: 2 or 4-barrel carbureted versions of Studebaker’s 289-cubic-inch (4.7-liter) V-8 engine (210 or 225 horsepower) teamed with standard three-speed manual, overdrive, four-speed or Flight-O-Matic automatic transmission.

Rectangular parking lights below the headlights

Woodgrain-effect dash and a tailored crash pad

Fine mesh covered front grille

Bucket seats and a console in the front, befitting a sporty-type car, and all seats were upholstered in either cloth and vinyl or all-pleated vinyl

Today, the 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk is considered fairly collectable, although prices are affordable, reflecting the car’s specialist interests and the car enthusiast’s passion for milestone vehicles.

 

One thought on “1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo hawk.

  1. I believe the Hawk line began in the early 1950s (1953 possibly) with the Studebaker President coupe which after a few years and some restyling became the wider Hawk line & eventually morphed into the Hawk GT from 1962 to 1964. The (1956?) Golden Hawk had a heavy Packard V8 but it was replaced by a supercharged Studebaker 289 V8 the next year that saved weight & made the handling much better.

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