1963 Studebaker Hawks

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.