1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
Photographed in August 2018 at Gosford Classic Cars, NSW, Australia
The final development of the Studebaker Hawk series that began with the Golden Hawk of 1956 was this beautiful Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk (or GT Hawk), a sporty coupe sold between 1962 and 1964.
The Gran Turismo Hawk drew on European influence, but even moreso on American styles.
The roofline was heavily inspired by the Ford Thunderbird, with thick C-pillars.
The chrome edge that ran from front to rear highlighted the top of the bodywork similarly to the contemporary Lincoln Continental.
The taillights were also fashioned after the Lincoln's, and the trunk lid was given a faux brightwork "grille" overlay (to hide the grooves of the otherwise carryover 1956-61 lid) that resembled the Lincoln as well.