1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk

1956 Golden Hawk

1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk Steering Wheel

The Golden Hawk was Studebaker’s flagship model in 1956. It featured Packard’s 275-horsepower 352 cubic-inch V8 engine and was one of the fastest cars on the road that year.  The 1956 Golden Hawk was the first Studebaker automobile to feature tail fins. The ‘56 Golden Hawk’s fins were made of fiberglass, while ‘57 and later Hawk fins were steel.


Number Built
Price When New
352 CU. IN. (5.8L) V8 275 4,071 $3,061.00

Gift of Roy Pearson, Decatur, Michigan

Did you know?
This Golden Hawk is one of two built in Romany Red/Snowcap White with the red/black all-vinyl interior.

About this Series

Birds of a Feather: Studebaker Hawks was on display at the Museum in 2020.  This series of articles comes for the displays from that exhibition.