Absolutely Stunning and Restored 1960 Stude Hawk
I have been having this beauty restored for the past two years and chose to do so as a strong number 2 car, not looking for show quality as I had to keep in mind this was not a Mercedes Gull Wing or a 63 Vette split window but a Studebaker. J Nevertheless I spared no dollars in making sure that all was done correctly so that the car became both a HEAD TURNER and EXTREMELY DEPENDABLE RIDE.
I changed certain things to bring the car up to date such as adding power steering, all original, dual master brake cylinder with refill under the hood vs. under the car. Most of all, I wanted the car to be drivable in the summertime and not suffer from “vapor lock” when the gas lines overheat causing the problem as stated “ya can’t run on vapors”. I had installed a high end racing fuel system with controlled pressure that reroutes and cools any gas back into the tank which was not just updated but rebuilt. The gas is moved along by a quality electric gas pump. I switched out the old generator for a modern alternator with a gauge for it under the dash.
Inside the car, there is a pair of new modern high end speakers that in fact fit the old holes and are way superior to the “replacement junk” sold. The radio itself is a modern radio with an old façade along with a CD/MP3 player in the glove box. (A suitable disk of doo wop oldies on CD with a couple of hundred MP3 tunes comes with car J ). Also inside the wind lace and kick panels have been replaced as well as a full set of carpeted mats in black come with the car (not shown). The steering wheel has been replaced for both look and ingress and egress without leaving your bollocks behind. J I have kept both the old steering wheel and working radio and both will come with car.
The outside look of the car is not to stock by choice. The look was done to surpass the original beauty of the styling by first and foremost adding the very, very valuable continental kit from a 1958 Packard Hawk of which only 588 of them were sold at the time. Very few are left of them today. Additionally while the original Hawk only had color on the outside of the fins, I added color to the inside. I also used the same burgundy color to the center of the hood and the top which just makes the car look “killer kool.” The front bezels with inserts have been re-chromed and all of the script, medals, and mirrors are new.
Rather than prattle on, I am adding a list of all work done and I do possess all of the billing for same.
I have not rebuilt the engine as the pressure is perfect and runs at 40 plus #’s regularly. The transmission was rebuilt a few years ago by the prior owner and works great. The car has the usual small leaks that most due from that generation of cars. There is a small leak in the front of trans and rear of engine. I had to leave you some work to complete. J All around engine is new.
HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF NEW PARTS AND WORK DONE ON THE CAR SINCE I HAD RESTORED OVER A 2 YEAR PERIOD
all replacement parts mostly old new stock with a few as newly manufactured.
no junk yard parts used.
Side Mirrors Rear Bumper Emblems Brakes, fuel lines, rear shocks, adj carb Brakes, fuel lines, front shocks, fuel filter, fix filler neck, blew out gas lines, adj brake bearings Valve cover gaskets HAWK Chrome and Letters for Trunk Adj. Carb, install fuel pump & filter, valve cover gasket, wheel puller gas filter and inserts Hawk script Rebuild front wheel cylanders, adjust brakes, sand rear brake pad, wheel allignment Kick Panels and Windlace Fix passenger door lock Fuel lines and tank Oil, Trans, Timing Gaskets, chrome cleaners Install all gaskets and cross member frame points, plugs, condenser Install points, plugs, condenser Power steering, hood springs, quick steering arm, hood lock install custom fuel lines to stop vapor lock Battery and cables Adj. new exhaust system. Oil Pan gasket Electric fuel pump Install Electric fuel pump Install rear seal and pan gasket to Trans, plus Synthetic Trans Fluid Install wind lace and kick panels Power steering bolt and spacers Eaton Pwr Steering pump, controller and ram Repair float carb Side front bumper brackets Right hood hinge Hood stabilizer Rebuild power steering pump, ram and valve Body support bracket, mid passenger Hood Chrome Inside rear view mirror Left hood hinge Power steering bracket L bracket, bolts and gaskets for Pwr Steering Install power steering unit and quick steering arms Redo allignment following changing control arms re power steering New Drive shaft, rebuild U joints, new trans seal w/ outer rubber gasket Rear bushing transmission Installed alternator, rewired charging sys., Mid body support bracket driver side, front passenger mini pan, trunk passenger pan, trunk passenger corner support Cowl seal & screws Rebuilt carb. Oil, lube, filter Install carb Double brake master cylindar Brake fluid and connectors Brake reservoir for under hood Installed double master brake cylindar Brake fluid & clamps Changed to bigger jets on carb, hooked up remote brake reservoir, double master w/ fill under hood. Installed new gas lines, set up carb, repaired heat riser on manifold Fuel line and bleed brakes Voltage meter Replace float carb, adjust brakes Rebuild clock with Quartz Mech. Adjust Pwr Steering control valve, install rebuilt clock, brake adjust continental kit, new trunk, door & sill rubber sets Complete auto body & paint Custom wood steering wheel Custom Radio, hood insulation, trunk mat, chrome clips Install steering wheel and other minor work Half inch phenolic carb spacer Center Bell Crank kit Low profile air cleaner Install carb heat riser, install Amp gauge RE-Chrome front bezels 4 pcs Fuel tank sock filter New fuel sender unit with added tube for fuel sock filter from 57 New Fuel pump connections Color sand and buff paint Vent window rubbers (4) Install metal return gas line Install four vent window rubbers Custom car cover Vented gas cap and new fuel filler hose New fuel sender unit Total rebuild of gas tank Truck Bed Liner for trunk New removable floor mats
The cost for the above, all with receipts, was close to $24,000.00 which does not include the cost and shipping of a very presentable car at the time.
|“CAR DRIVES EXCELLENT, LOOKS STUNNING AND WAS RESTORED AT GREAT EXPENSE TO A #2 CAR, AS WAS NOT LOOKING TO SHOW IT. SEE LIST OF REPAIRS/UPGRADES.” |
| Year: || 1960 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 60VC2069 |
| Mileage: || 93,000 || Transmission: || Flight-O-Matic automatic transmission |
| Make: || Studebaker || Body Type: || 2DR Hardtop W/POST |
| Model: || Hawk || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Engine: || 289 CID V8 || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Options: || CD Player |
| Power Options: || POWER STEERING || Exterior Color: || WHITE/RED |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Interior Color: || WHITE/RED |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Number of Cylinders: || 8 |