1962 Studebaker Hawks

1962 Gran Turismo HawkAlthough many suspected the Hawk would be dropped for 1962, new Studebaker President Sherwood Egbert commissioned Milwaukee-based industrial designer Brooks Stevens to freshen the six-year old design. The result was the Gran Turismo Hawk, which featured a Thunderbird-inspired roofline and a completely redesigned interior. Despite a $400 price increase, sales more than doubled over 1961, and the Hawk had a new lease on life.

Model: Engine: HP: Body Style: Base Price: Production:
Gran Turismo Hawk 289 V81 2102 Hardtop $3,095 9,335

1. 259 V8 and 170 six available in export markets.
2. Add 15 hp with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust.

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.