SOLD - Here is a beautiful, rare, original and well documented 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk in excellent condition inside and out. This is very clean rust-free California car. This GT Hawk (#1,119) is truly a rare find that will only appreciate in value. The GT Hawk Registry website indicates approximately 200 GT Hawks registered with only 10 in California. They only made a total of 1,767 GT Hawks for the 1964 model year and who knows how many are still left in this kind of condition.
It's loaded with the following equipment:
289ci, 210hp Thunderbolt V8
Power Disc Brakes (Front)
Electric Clock (works perfect)
It has only been painted once (1994) in its original color of Astra White. The original body is totally solid and is completely rust-free underneath. All the chrome and stainless on the car is in beautiful condition.
It has a beautiful, red interior (the seats are original), in excellent condition. The dash, steering wheel and gauge cluster look excellent. The headliner and carpet were all replaced with factory correct replacement parts. The new door panels were re-skinned with the original vinyl and wood grain and new correct carpet in 2015. The original AM Radio (professionally rebuilt to AM/FM/MP3 Stereo) that looks all original from outside, New Speakers (dual in single pod) in rear, two hidden under dash (professionally installed). The trunk is clean and finished very nicely, which includes a top of the line reproduction liner.
Mechanically, this beauty runs and drives beautifully while turning heads as it cruises effortlessly down the highway. The engine compartment is all stock and nicely detailed. It has its original 289ci engine and automatic transmission (matching numbers) that shifts smooth. The car is so untouched it still has its original Owners’ manual, accessory guide, service booklet, and original advertisements.
The value of this Hawk, in my eyes, is the originality and history. Dating back to Nov. 4, 1963 (date first sold), I’ve been able to identify every one of the previous 5 owners, including Ms. Pearl C. Timby, who at the young age of 69, bought the car new from G.A. Bear Studebaker in Palo Alto, California. The car has been well cared for and garaged since at least, 1987. Speedometer reads 101,000 which I believe to be correct based on the paper work (dating back to 1983) that I have. Typical of Studebaker there is a slight oil leak.
The Hawk has done exceptionally well at car shows, especially at Concours level or shows that appreciate originality, with several first-place awards. The shows I’m most proud of are the prestigious 2015 San Marino Motor Classic where it took 1st Place in the Studebaker Post WWII Division and it’s two 1st Place finishes at the 2014 & 2015 La Palma Studebaker Meets including the 2015 Best in Class with scores in the 380’s (400-point system). Competing against other Studebaker's is always the most challenging and rewarding. This is a rare classic car that is only going up in value as time goes on.
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