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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1964 Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo

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Late production factory supercharged 1964 Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo for sale on From the seller’s description:

Very interesting one-of-a-kind Package Hawk assembled on 12/19/63.Studebaker plant closed next day. Next to last of the 46 1964 “Package” R2 Hawks built (records show the last one did not survive) – very rare! Dealers saw the writing on the wall and tried to get their orders in before the doors closed. Engines were hand built by specialists and built 2/3 at a time and put on the shelf until an order came in. A “Package” came as either a carburated R1 or the Supercharged R2. Heavy duty suspension as well as traction bars and 160 MPH speedometer. Original 3:31 gear ratio, cooling system, rare transistorized ignition system (updated to Mallory ignition by Petronix), power steering, front disc brakes, shiftable automatic transmission, rare AM/FM radio with rear seat speaker and antenna, full instrumentation – detailed from undercarriage to top. Matching S/N Hawk took over four years and $46,000 to bring back to its original glory.

Provenance of this remarkable piece of history fully documented and includes the original production order, Studebaker National Museum authenticity letter, original owner’s guide and transistor AM/FM radio book, “options” catalog, plus mechanics catalogue.

Only modifications are the correct deck mounted antenna, correct vinyl roof, AC-3280 aero “spinner” hubcaps (included 1964 in the accessories catalog (original hubcaps in the trunk). Previous owner is a director in Studebaker Drivers Club and has restored many Studebakers and Packards. He purchased the car in 2006 from a man in his 80s who owned it 16 years, and he bought it from another man in the same town who owned it 15 years. 46,000 miles on it in 2006 purported to be original and correct. Previous owner took three years to restore. Now has 51,000 miles on it.

Complete three-year rebuild and subsequent eight-year factory-correct modifications are extensively documented and available. Sports the beautiful midnight black paint, correct Phantom upholstery, rebuilt supercharger and carburetor, complete engine teardown and rebuild. All new re-chrome, front end rebuilds, new brakes and kingpins, new ring gear, seal and filter; oil and fuel pump, freeze plugs, pistons and rods and rebuilt rocker arms, starter drive and starter, exhaust system, torque converter, water pump, re-corded radiator, all belts and bushings, shocks, four correct new rims, Coker tires, undercoat spray, u-joints, in-line fuel pump, new horn; new dash wood-grain insert, upgraded interior, all new window whiskers and all power steering hoses. Except for a few squeaks and rattles (old hard tops do that), 53-year old car is better than when it came from the factory.

Car is laser straight, immaculately detailed, show quality ready. Shown 38 times in AZ, NM, CO and UT and won or placed 34 times. Of three Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet Concours D’ Elegance competitions (AZ, CO, MO) garnered one first and two seconds. Featured in Turning Wheels 02/11. Not a “trailer queen.” I drive it to most local shows. always garage kept and covered, waxed (never washed) and ready for any event.

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Mancos, Colorado
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