1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk 2 door coupe

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  • Item location: Antelope, California, United States
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Silver Hawk
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 8,939
  • VIN: 59S-38505
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 2.8L 2780CC 170Cu. In. l6 GAS L-HEAD Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Studebaker Silver Hawk 1959 Description

Very nice all original 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk nearly completely restored and is rust free having sat in garage since 1991 and under rain-x car cover since I bought it last May.Engine runs smooth and was rebuilt in 1987 according to receipts and hardly driven since rebuild according to previous owner who inherited car from his father who bought it new from car dealership in Fairfield CA he worked at. New battery with 3 yr replacement 5 yr pro rated warranty and new battery and starter cable, new rebuilt water pump and relay selonoid. Carpet, headliner, upolstery, dash pad all redone.
NOTE: I have this car advertised independently of Ebay as well and may pull this ad should other offers be accepted.The Silver Hawks were just one of few cars from this era that were aero dynamically designed for fuel economy.This car has 3 spd. on column with over drive and all gears shift smoothly. Silver Hawks had a estimated 20+ mpg off the lot. Been told by Preident of Studebaker Club here in Sacramento can get between 25 to 30 mpg for this 6 cyl 1 barrel carb with manual 3spd OD depending how heavy ones foot is on gas pedal. Like new red paint with minor touch up needed in a few spots and some of trim and emblems needing to be put back on and windshields put back in {currently taped on}. Many new parts in box and extra parts with receipts dated 1991. Have 4 of the S hub caps, front headlight chrome covers have very intricate one of a kind patina pattern. Have 3 manuals, Shop Manual covering '59 to '64 models, Chassis Parts manual covering '59 to '62 and Body Parts manual covering '59 to '62 models. Odometer reads 08939 and previous owner said it has 108939 on chassis. 6 cyl models with only 2,417 made and in this condition over twice as rare as 8 cyl models.1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk Specification and Production
Model NumberBody Type & SeatingFactory PriceShipping WeightTotal Production
Silver Hawk Series - 120.5 in. wheelbase
-Silver Hawk Coupe (6 cylinder)$2,3602,795 lbs2,417
-Silver Hawk Coupe (V8)$2,4953,140 lbs5,371

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The old car price guide for this car isNADA PRICE GUIDE6 Cylinder EngineMSRP PRICE:$2,490 (1959 )Retail Low $14,760Retail Average$20,880
Retail High$25,920(Seen Restomods with modified suspensions and motors with power steering, AC added etc Sell for $35,000) ( A 1957 Silver Hawk all original completely restored sold on ebay yesterday 3/12/17 for $20,850 )
Silver Hawk Brief History

For 1959, the Silver Hawk became the only Hawk model in production, largely because Studebaker dealers wanted a glamorous flagship model as a dealership draw. Those customers would more than likely walk out with Studebaker's last-ditch hope, the newLarkcompact. In fact, the Silver Hawk was the only non-Lark model kept.

Changes for 1959 included new tail fins, with the "Silver Hawk" script moved to the fins instead of on the trunk lid (where new individual block letters spelling out STUDEBAKER were placed), with a new Hawk badge in between the two words. The parking lights moved to the side grilles from the front fenders, chrome moldings around the windows (from the 1953–1954 models) similar to the Golden Hawk were added, and the interior was somewhere in between the two former models' levels of luxury. Two-tone paint was discontinued for all U.S. orders, though it was still available for export.

1960 Studebaker Hawk, export model with the 259 V8

Under the hood (at least for U.S. models), buyers could choose the newly-shrunken (to pre-'55 size) 90 HP 169.6 cu. in. (2.8L) six or the 259 cu. in. (4.2L) V8 of 180 or 195 HP (depending on the choice of carburetor). The 289 was no longer available.

The 1959 model year was Studebaker's first profitable year in six years, thanks mostly to the Lark, and the rising tide of sales lifted the Silver Hawk, which sold 7,788 cars.

For 1960, Studebaker dropped the Silver part of the name, leaving "just plain" Hawk. Largely unchanged externally from the 1959, internally, the major change was the return of the 289 cubic inch (4.7 L) V8 last used in 1958. This was the only engine available for U.S. orders in both 1960 and 1961, the last year of the finned Hawk. Some six-cylinder and 259 cu in (4.2 L) V8 models were built for export markets.

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