The introduction of Studebaker's Gran Turismo Hawk in the fall of 1962 was something akin to an ICU patient hopping out of bed and reaching for a pack of Luckies. The industry had assumed that Studebaker's long-running C/K coupe/hardtop, which had made its debut in 1953, as the Starliner, had finally run its course at the dawn of the 1960's. Indeed, the so-called lowboy – designed by Raymond Loewy's team, headed by Bob Bourke – was on life number nine by the time of JFK's inauguration. The original 1953-54 C/K is a Certified Milestone Car, often cited as one of the most beautiful American car designs of all time. Despite its aesthetics, it was far from a commercial success and was reconfigured time and time again.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this beautiful 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk. This wonderful example of the Hawk comes in a very nicely kept Rivera Blue with very nicely finished chrome bumpers and accents as well as blue vinyl interior with a white headliner. According to the owner, this car has the original 289ci 4.7L V8 that starts up and runs just as smooth as it did in '62 with an updated carburetor. There is a smooth shifting 3-speed automatic transmission that puts all the power to the Coker Classic white-walled tires that turn as easy as pie with power steering. The interior is in fantastic shape with no rips or tears and the era correct AM radio, electronic clock as well as working lights and turn signals. This Studebaker looks as good as it runs and catches all kinds of attention and will give you a great ride and story!
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