1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2D Hardtop

  • Stock Number: 180511
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Golden Hawk
  • Transmission: Two-speed Automatic
  • Miles: 58,398
  • VIN: 6103838
  • Title: Clear

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1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Two-door Hardtop 

  • One of 4,356 Golden Hawks built in 1957
  • First year for the supercharged motor
  • Arctic White (code 1026-BBA) exterior with Wedgewood Blue scallops (code 1035-BBJ)
  • Blue interior
  • Rebuilt 289 CID Supercharged V-8 engine breathing through dual exhausts
  • Flight-O-Matic two-speed automatic transmission
  • Documentation include the original owner’s manual, original body color label and original auto owner’s maintenance folio plus miscellaneous documents

If taking wing with the scream of a supercharger under the hood delights you, then stop on by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and ruffle the feathers of our 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Two-door Hardtop. This example left Studebaker’s South Bend, Indiana factory and is one of 4,356 Golden Hawks made in 1957.

Dressed in mostly Arctic White (code 1026-BBA) with Wedgewood Blue side scallops (code 1035-BBJ), the car’s paint and trim are in overall very good order, however the windshield frame at the cowl shows some minor blemishes, as does the hood. The Stude’s windows are clear and crack-free while its lights, including the parking lights mounted atop the front fenders, are in similar shape. In back are dual radio antennas, a trending item on late 1950s American automobiles.

This car’s bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is very tidy and the car’s chrome bumpers are in excellent order and fit tightly to the body. The car rolls on Remington bias-ply wide whitewall tires, size G78-15 at all four corners, with each one surrounding a factory wheel cover.

Under the hood is a Studebaker 289 CID supercharged V-8 engine, breathing through dual exhausts and making 275 horsepower. It featured a belt-driven McCulloch variable-speed supercharger. This improved the car’s top speed, making these the best-performing Hawks until the Gran Turismo Hawk became available with the Avanti’s R2 supercharged engine for the 1963 model year. Backing this motor is Studebaker’s Flight-O-Matic two-speed automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include power steering. The supercharged engine replaced the 275-horsepower, Packard 352 CID V-8 mill used in 1956.

Inside, the car’s blue interior is in overall very good order but there is the slightest blemish on the driver’s seatback. The complementary carpeting is in satisfactory order, as is the light blue headliner. The white-rimmed, two-spoke steering wheel is in excellent order. The inner door panels are in decent condition, while the padded instrument panel with its full array of gauges, is in very good order. There is a noticeable blemish on the passenger side interior B-pillar. Rounding out the interior is a factory AM radio.

The last Studebaker until the Avanti to have styling influenced by industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s studio, the Golden Hawk took the basic shape of the 1953–55 Champion/Commander/Starliner hardtop coupe but added a large, almost vertical eggcrate grille and raised hoodline in place of the earlier car’s swooping, pointed nose. At the rear, a raised, squared-off trunklid replaced the earlier sloped lid, and vertical fiberglass tailfins were added to the rear quarters. The Golden Hawk was two inches shorter than the standard Hawk at 53.6 inches.

The Golden Hawk was continued for the 1957 and 1958 model years, but with some changes. Packard’s Utica, Michigan, engine plant was leased to Curtiss-Wright during 1956 (and eventually sold to them), marking the end of genuine Packard production. Packard-badged cars were produced for two more years but they were essentially rebadged Studebakers. The Packard V-8, introduced only two years earlier, was therefore no longer available.

Golden Hawks were 203.9 inches long. Styling also changed somewhat. A fiberglass overlay on the hood was added, which covered a hole in the hood that was needed to clear the supercharger, which was mounted high on the front of the engine. The tailfins, now made of metal, concave and swept out from the sides of the car. The fins were outlined in chrome trim and normally were painted a contrasting color, although some solid-color Golden Hawks were built.

Competition to this Golden Hawk in 1957 included Aston Martin’s DB B Mk. III, Chevrolet’s Corvette, Ford’s Thunderbird and Jaguar’s XK-150.

If you appreciate products of the 1950s Packard-Studebaker alliance or if you just like vehicles made by companies other than Detroit’s classic Big Three, stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and check this one out soon. Hawks have a tendency to fly out of here just as fast they land.

VIN: 6103838

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 58,398 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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Asking Price: Miles: 58,398 VIN: 6103838
Year: 1957 Make: Studebaker Model: Golden Hawk
Title: Clear Warranty: Condition: Used
Options: Engine: Supercharged 289 CID V-8 Transmission: Two-speed Automatic
Body: Coupe Doors: 2 Stock Number: 180511
Lot Number: Exterior: Arctic White with Wedgewood Blue Scallops Interior: Blue
Call Motoexotica: 636-600-4600 Ebay Listing: Sold to:

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