The 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk was the last of its generation, and one of the most distinctive looking cars in the personal luxury car field at the time. With the closure of Studebaker's South Bend plant in December 1963, production of the Gran Turismo stopped short of a full production year, making it quite a rare car. Just 1,484 were produced.
Newly refinished in Dark Green Metallic, its basecoat/clearcoat finish has a beautiful luster that contrasts beautifully with its abundant chrome and brightwork. The front and rear bumpers were recently re-chromed, and shine beautifully. Quite unique, the Gran Turismo drew styling inspiration from Mercedes, the Lincoln Continental, and the Ford Thunderbird, and interwove these grille, tail-end, and roofline styling elements into a very pleasing package. It looked like nothing else on the road at the time before or since.
The interior of this Grand Turismo is equally distinctive, featuring a brand-new interior completed with NOS fabrics. It features bucket seats finished in Light green cloth and vinyl and a center console. Its instrument panel resembles that of a cockpit, with a full battery of attractively laid out and easily visible chrome-rimmed gauges.
Under the hood you will find a newly rebuilt 289 CID V-8 mated to a "Flight-O-Matic" 3-speed automatic transmission. You'll also appreciate the convenience of its power steering and brakes, which will have you firmly in control at the helm. This beauty also benefits from new tires and a new dual exhaust.
Minor imperfections in the finish and trim do not detract from the overall appearance of this car. Its 39,300 miles are reflected as actual on its clear Ohio title, but total mileage is unknown.
If a truly unique and beautifully styled classic car is what you desire, this gorgeous Gran Turismo Hawk is the one for you!