This 1962 Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo has instant distinction and a terrific original-style presentation. And with everything from V8 power to four-on-the-floor, it's hard not to get excited about this golden classic – especially after you see the affordable price.
The GT Hawks were a brief moment in time where everything just came together correctly. It took the hardtop coupe inspired by the legendary Raymond Loewy, and then another legend (Brooks Stevens) updated it in '62 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 profile, and stylized trunk insert are all unmistakably American elements. You wouldn't be able to have this interesting international design conversation at car shows unless the presentation was as complete as it is on this one. It's seen in everything from the factory wheel covers, to the trim line that starts at the headlight and runs uninterrupted to the taillight.
Just like the exterior, the interior is unique and attractive. The door panels and dash have the unmistakable look of 1960s cool. And it's complete, right down to the working AM radio! The two-tone seating is a handsome upgrade, and the two bucket seats up front with center console in-between make this a proper GT machine. Studebaker's aircraft influences are nicely shown on the instrument panel design. The full gauge package looks like cockpit instrumentation, including toggle switches along the lower edge of the dash and dual-spoke steering wheel is styled to almost looks like an aircraft yoke. The large factory tach will be quite handy on this coupe.
The 289 cubic-inch V8 is a true hardy Studebaker powerplant. People will even marvel at the correct elements of the presentation, like the yellow valve covers, accurate air topper, and even the generator. We have receipts that even detail a history of good maintenance. It fires up nicely and runs like a classic that still love the road. You get complete control over the V8 with the four-speed manual transmission. Plus, power steering and a good ride really let this live up to its grand touring name.
Complete with owner's manual, they never made too many Gran Turismos over the short production run, and that makes them an even bigger rarity six decades later. So you know to find one as complete as this, and so nicely priced, it's a true vintage coupe treat. Call now!