More Parking Lot Finds: 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk

1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Front View Right image1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Front Right, click to enlarge

Nestled in the parking lot of a city park I ran across this un-restored 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk that was just begging to be photographed. For those who are unaware, this was first year of the Silver Hawk series of ‘ hawks’ replacing the Sky Hawk, Flight Hawk, and Power Hawk .

1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Nameplate image1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Nameplate, click to enlarge

The Silver Hawk was a non supercharged model unlike the Golden Hawk which included a bulging hood to accommodate the supercharger. There were three choices of engine at the time, a 6 cylinder, a 259 cid V8, or a 289 V8. The one I found here has the 289 ,the lucky dog , complete with 4 barrel carburetor.

1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Interior image1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Interior, click to enlarge
As stated this car was largely un-restored, the paint was ok but faded. I suspect some body damage did happen at some point as some of the panels had a wavy look. Even so it was a good looking car with all the chrome in excellent condition. The interior was in great condition for a 55 year old car but the seats were upholstered. The dash is un-cracked and the chrome bits shine.

That’s about all the rambling I have for you, enjoy the photos. Happy Hunting! :)

1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Rear image1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk rear view, click to enlarge

1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Front image1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk front view, click to enlarge

1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk rear view right image1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk rear right view, click to enlarge

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