The stance and styling of the Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk had strong European influence even though it was created by great American designers, based on the original 1953 Starlight Coupe styled by Raymond Loewy, which led to the Golden Hawk of 1956 and a 1962 update by the legendary Brooks Stevens.
But still, look no further than the distinctive grille on its nose to see the effect of its marketing partnership with Mercedes-Benz. Stevens’ codename for the sporty GT was Hawk Monaco.
The Pick of the Day is a 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk powered by a 289cid engine and 4-speed manual transmission, and looking particularly sweet on a set of American Racing Torq Thrust D alloy wheels and redline tires.
Built from 1962-64, the GT Hawk was the result of an updating by
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