The Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk received some minor restyling for 1963 but the big news was the availability of the Avanti’s high-performance engines and optional disc brakes. A full high-performance package, introduced in the spring of 1963, included the Avanti’s engine, heavy-duty suspension, disc brakes, a tachometer and a 160-mile-per-hour speedometer. Hawks fitted with the high-performance package were dubbed “Super Hawks.”
|Model:||Engine:||HP:||Body Style:||Base Price:||Production:|
|Gran Turismo Hawk||289 V81||2102||Hardtop||$3,095||4, 364|
1. 259 V8 and 170 six available in export markets.
2. Add 15 hp with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust. Add 30 hp for Avanti R1 engine. Add 79 hp for supercharged Avanti R2 engine.
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.