STK 2159 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk The Studebaker Silver Hawk was
produced between 1957 and 1959. It was plainer in appearance than
the Golden Hawk, the senior of the two Hawk models. There was less
chrome, no supercharger and a simpler paint scheme. The Silver Hawk
was based on the earlier Starlight, a similar pillared-coupe model.
By 1958, in the midst of a financial crisis at Studebaker, the
Golden Hawk was dropped and the Silver Hawk became the only Hawk
model in production. Studebaker sold 7,788 Silver Hawks in 1959.
This partially restored Silver Hawk is basically a survivor. It has
had a recent repaint (2012), but the blue vinyl interior appears to
be original right down to the turned metal dash. The factory AM
radio is there, but needs a little love. New seat belts have been
added for safety. In 1959, buyers could choose the 170ci six or the
259ci V8. This Silver Hawk has the V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor
that produces 195HP. The current owner does not believe that the
engine has ever been rebuilt. A 3-speed automatic transmission
transfers power to 3.31:1 rear gears. Brakes are drum (11f - 10r)
with a hydraulic system that has been converted to a dual master
cylinder. The current owner is including additional parts and new
rubber weather stripping. This is a solid, very original
Studebaker. Call 800-650-1055 or visit www.autobarnclassiccars.com
for additional information. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS IS.