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1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

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    Thu, Mar 23, 2023
    8:33 pm UTC
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  • LocationPin outlineTraverse City, Michigan

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Mileage26,058 Miles
Engine289 cu-in V8
Addenda and Errata

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Brooks Stevens, the famous industrial designer, would completely revise Studebaker Hawk for 1962. Taking a rather radical departure from the previous years as Stevens would focus on sleeker European-style design. The radiator grille was redesigned with a strong resemblance to the ones used by Mercedes-Benz, which were being sold through Studebaker dealerships at the time. The tail fins and side moldings were removed, adding to the sleek lines. The interior was redesigned to resemble European-style Gran Turismo cars. Studebaker was years ahead of its American competition with sports-style bucket seats and a full suite of easy-to-read gauges, now commonplace. Motor Trend would describe the car as "a willing and able car definitely in the tradition of the high-speed tourers of Europe." The Gran Turismo Hawk was and still is a dramatic automobile that boldly combined the great traditions of European automotive craftsmanship with luxurious space, comfort, and power demanded by the American public. 


  • Finished in a wonderful Ermine White over blue color scheme

  • The first year of Brook Stevens’ European-inspired Hawk

  • The 289 cu-in ‘Thunderbolt’ V8 with optional high-performance four-barrel carburetor capable of producing a sporting 225 hp

  • Equipped with the optional floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission with ‘Hil Holder’ feature

  • The full 120-inch wheelbase yields ample room for up to five passengers to travel in high-speed comfort

  • The engine was refreshed with a newer carburetor, and a camshaft from an Avanti was installed in recent years, increasing performance

  • The Gran Turismo Hawk would be one of the last Studebakers to be designed and built at the South Bend plant

  • A car ahead of its time, going on to influence car design for years following its release


  • Folding rear armrest

  • Luxury padded safety dashboard

  • Rich walnut-grained control panel

  • Front center console with storage compartment and ashtray

  • Finned drum brakes

  • Sports car style front bucket seats

  • Rich vinyl upholstery with thick foam padding

  • Sports type instrumentation

  • 15-inch wheels

  • AM radio

  • Optional tachometer and electronically calibrated clock

  • Power steering and brakes


  • Workshop Manual

  • Original carburetor and air cleaner 

Ownership History

The previous owner of this Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk drove the car from Naples, Florida, to the October 2017 Antique Automobile Club of America Eastern Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The seller would purchase the car from the car corral before moving to its current home in Michigan.


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