FORD 302 V8, CLEAN INTERIOR, VERY RARE CAR, NICE UPGRADES, GREAT COLLECTIBLE!
Here's American and European sporting heritage mixed into a distinct and vintage package. This 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk has been upgraded with Ford V8 power and A/C without losing its attention-grabbing appearance.
The design of the Gran Turismo was an interesting evolution. It took the hardtop coupe design penned by the legendary Raymond Loewy and updated it to fit in with the Mercedes-Benz vehicles that were being sold out of Studebaker dealers at the time. The result is a coupe that's American in size and flash, but it's also a distinct standout for its European touches. Don't see it yet? Just look at the grille, that's pure Mercedes. But as you move further down the coupe, all the brightwork, hardtop convertible design, and stylized rear grille design are all unmistakably American elements (custom wheels are pretty American, too!) You wouldn't be able to have this interesting international design conversation at car shows unless the all of the trim was as complete as it is on this one. Plus, the cream yellow paintwork is the right color to look 1960s correct.
Just like the exterior, the interior is unique and attractive. The low-back bucket seats have a nice mix of red vinyl with comfortable cloth inserts and yellow piping. Studebaker's aircraft influences were bringing to show on the instrument panel design. The full gauge package looks like cockpit instrumentation, including toggle switches along the lower edge of the dash and a bright horn ring that almost looks like an aircraft yoke. While you marvel at this unique setup, you passengers will ride in comfort thanks to an upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo with digital tuner and provisions for air conditioning.
In the engine bay is a Ford 302 V8. It's dressed with yellow valve covers to look like a Studebaker unit, but now your parts availability is much greater and at a lower expense. Plus, there's an extra performance kick from the Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust. The total package on the road feels peppy, and this Studebaker lives up to its grand touring name. This is further amplified by the cruising nature of the three-speed automatic transmission and power steering.
The Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk is a unique classic in any crowd, and at this affordable price, we know it's the most interesting and complete cruiser for the money. You even get the original owner's manual. So if you're looking to make a bold statement without spending a pile of cast, call today!!!
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- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Cassette Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Exterior Color
- Light Yellow
- Interior Color
- Dark Red
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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