1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
The Golden Hawk, produced from 1956-1958, was the precursor to the muscle cars of the 1960s. The stylish, pillarless two-door hardtop coupe outperformed the Chrysler 300B, Ford Thunderbird and the Chevrolet Corvette in many road-test categories. The 289 engine was enhanced with a McCulloch supercharger which was coupled with the sleek interior and exterior design and relatively light body. These cars came standard with a padded dash, a safety feature well ahead of it’s time.
In 1958, two US Air Force pilots were stationed in Japan and ordered and had delivered to Japan, two 1958 Copper Hawks. The Copper Hawk was a color variable and these two were the only examples produced in that color. The car presented at auction was a single owner car until recently and was meticulously maintained. It comes with extensive records of anything that was ever done to the car. For driving pleasure, this Copper hawk was fitted with power steering and Air Conditioning, which are the only modifications to the car. This particular car is reported to have driven to and attended every state Studebaker Drivers Club meet. The car shows and drives very well.