For Sale: 1963 Studebaker Hawk in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk - California Car - Purchased New from Milton Motors in Oakland, California - Factory Regal Red - Numbers Matching 289 V8 - 4 Speed Manual Gearbox - Original Dealer Invoice - Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes - Exceptional Collector Car (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 145 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) After a masterful facelift by designer Brook Stevens, the new GT Hawks were received with great acclaim when they were introduced.... AmericanClassics website, October 2016 The website-conceptcarz-added more detail: The Hawk received its most dramatic appearance for 1962 with updates by designer Brooks Stevens, who was working on a shoestring budget as the company's future was surrounded by uncertainty. The Loewy design took on a more formal and modern appearance with reworked roof contours, rounding the rear of the vehicle, and the Mercedes-like grille gaining broad chrome outer moldings. The previous softly arcing roofline was replaced by a more squared-off roof inspired by the Ford Thunderbird. The fin craze of the mid-to-late-1950s had lost its appeal by the early 1960s, so the car now had a finless rear deck. Although it was an inexpensive facelift, the design appeared completely new, and the new appearance brought about a new name - the Gran Turismo Hawk. The R1 and R2 engines of the Avanti, introduced in 1963, became available as Hawk options. Other features sourced from the Avanti were disc brakes, heavy-duty suspension, and a 160mph speedometer. Offered here is a 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk in red over black. Purchased new from Milton Motors in Oakland, California, the car has logged 103,465 total miles, fewer than 1,800 miles per-year on average. Together with its handsome, timeless design, and original specifications, the car's California ownership, impeccable maintenance, and meticulous owner care resulted in this remarkable, collector-quality Grand Turismo. With Studebaker nearing the end of its history in 1963, the Gran Turismo Hawk put a real exclamation point on the storied American manufacturer's long run. The 5-passenger coupe melded European design influence with American comfort, power, and style. This rare example wears its factory-original Regal Red exterior paint beautifully: the finish retains excellent overall gloss, free of damage. It is an arresting color on the still-appealing design. In the same way, stylish chrome trim-on the bumpers, center-front grille, hood S ornament, side mirror, door handles, and body trim (on fender tops, lower body, and wheel wells)--has been painstakingly maintained. Patina is minimal. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Cabin glass (including the impressively raked windshield) and lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. European-influenced factory badging-the tri-color front-grille emblem, the same emblem combined with Grand Turismo in gold script on the doors, the gold hawk symbol on the roof sailplanes, the round rear-deck tri-color emblem with gold hawk, the Studebaker �€" Hawk trunk lettering (in black on a textured bright metal panel)-is all present, in excellent original condition, and properly located. Steel wheels with pristine, chrome, S-branded wheel covers are mounted with Bridgestone thin-stripe whitewall tires. Inside the car, the Hawk's original design and current condition is no less impressive. Fold-forward front bucket and rear bench seats are upholstered in vertical-patterned black vinyl. The front seat backs have integrated storage pockets for the

Vehicle Details

  • 1963 Studebaker Hawk
  • Listing ID:CC-1531809
  • Price:$34,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Studebaker
  • Model:Hawk
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:103465
  • Stock Number:21GKM334
  • VIN:63V32821

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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