Although 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.