Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1959 Studebaker Hawk

With the introduction of Studebaker’s compact car, the Lark, the whole range is modified an adopt a lower profile. Still based on the previous generation of full-sizes cars, the Hawk is retained as the company’s flagship, but only in Silver Hawk form.

Studebaker Silver Hawk
● Introduction: 1952 for the original full-size Studebaker, 1955 for the Hawk. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled inline six, 2.8-litre, 90 hp, mounted at the front. Optional engines: V-8, 4.2-litre, 180 hp; and V-8, 4.2-litre, 195 hp. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual gearbox. Three-speed automatic gearbox optional. Suspension: independent at the front, rigid axle at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to drums on all four wheels. Servo optional. Length: 518 cm. Top speed: n/a. Range: two-door coupe.

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