1962 Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo
This Hawk GT was purchased new by John Dawydiak, who happens to be a relative of Cars Dawydiak, new in 1962 in Flushing, New York. It is one of 8.388 built in 1962 and is in largely original condition. The original owners manual and keys are present as well as registration cards dating to the 70's and boxes of spare bits in the trunk. Mr. Dawydiak ordered it with a column shifted 3-speed manual transmission, power steering and the 2-barrel 289 ci V8. A plaque on the dash confirms that it was built 'expressly for' him. It has been brought out of hibernation and back to running condition by our world famous service department. The brakes will need some attention and there are areas of spot paint touch-ups around the body as well as some older repairs to the passenger door and quarter panel. Luckily, it was garage kept its whole life and escaped the rust that plagues so many classic cars from the east coast. It fires up on the first turn of the key and idles rock solid. The clutch chatters a bit on take off but there is a spare included. The front seats appear to have been reupholstered at some point but the headliner, carpets, door panels, dash, gauges and rear seats all appear original.