Studebaker Golden Hawk Supercharged Coupe
The Hawk was the brainchild of Brooks Stevens, a brilliant designer with a unique ability to transform older models into much more modern-looking machinery on a low budget. Based on the 1953 Starliner and its ensuing evolutionary versions, Stevens bolted on a different set of fenders on all four corners, altered the roofline, hood and deck lines, added a Mercedes-Benz style grille and fitted aluminum rocker covers to slim down the body. The fender crown moldings and tail lamps had a Lincoln look, and a distinctive touch was the plastic spear that protruded from the top of each of the front fender stainless moldings. The result was a fresh-looking modern coupe – a prestige 2+2 that would be offered in several models and powertrains.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in November of 2010 at the Robson Estate, Gainesville, Georgia.
275 bhp, 289 cu. in. V-8 engine with supercharger, three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 120.5"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel