The Hawk line was reduced to two basic models in 1957, the Golden Hawk and the Silver Hawk. The Golden Hawk was now powered by a supercharged version of Studebaker’s 289 cubic inch V8 engine. The Silver Hawk replaced the previous year’s Power and Flight Hawk models.
Styling changes included the addition of tail fins to both Hawk models and a revised hood, deck lid, and tail lights. In April of 1957, the luxurious Golden Hawk “400” debuted, which featured special paint, a full leather interior, and an upholstered luggage compartment.
|Model:||Engine:||HP:||Body Style:||Base Price:||Production:|
|Golden Hawk 400||289 V81||275||Hardtop||$3,671||51|
|Golden Hawk||289 V81||275||Hardtop||$3,182||4,305|
|Silver Hawk (V8)||2592/289 V8||1803/2103||Both4||$2,263||11,035|
|Silver Hawk (6)||185 Six||101||Both4||$2,142||4,283|
2. Export Only
3. Add 15 hp with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust
4. Hardtop body export only
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.