Will This Hawk Fly Again? 1957 Studebaker

1957 Studebaker Silverhawk

On the surface, this 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk looks pretty rough. It’s certainly not a peach. But there are some good things about the car, and I think it might be a worthwhile project for the right person. It needs floor repair and interior work, but the engine looks intact (it would be nice to know if it were not seized) and it does have a manual transmission. What I’d really, really like to do with this car is make some floor repairs, get it running and get it safe, and not do a thing to it cosmetically and drive it to a car show–just to see the looks on faces! It’s located in Elizabethton, Tennessee and is up for sale here on eBay, with an opening bid of $1,500 and no reserve. Anyone in with me on what to do with this rare bird? Or would you completely restore it?

 

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Comments

  1. Rick

    I like old Rutabaga Hawks. Wonder what the story is for the ’57 Conestoga in the background?

  2. Andrew Minney

    I’ll take it. I love Hawks.

  3. Richard

    love the hawks – used to have a 56 golden – $100 for the title? What beanbrains

  4. Vince Habel

    The dash is from a 62 Hawk. Trim level is a c3. 54 and 55 were the only years for the Conestoga. Engine appears to be correct. Should a 289 can’t be sure without seeing the numbers.

  5. DENIS

    I love ’em…prefer the earlier lowboy with no fins but these are cool…I’d have to do some kind of bigass motor..did one with a Golden Commando crossram years ago…They look badass in silver or sinister-looking gray…handle like shit though cause they are nose-heavy…

  6. Ed P

    The Lowey coupes were some of the best looking cars of the 50’s and 60’s. The grafted on fins did nothing good for the car though.

  7. Rex Kahrs Member

    Would probably need a full “rust-o-ration” after so long in the dirt, eh?

  8. A.J.

    In a word. No. But the manual setup might end up in a different car.

  9. Steve

    These are undervalued in general

  10. 64 bonneville

    how about that 48(?) Buick Sedanette (2 door fastback) to the left of the Hawk? wonder if it is for sale?

  11. MikeH

    As for the question of drive it like it is or restore it–I don’t drive junkie cars as daily drivers, and I don’t drive junkie old cars. Completely restore it!!

  12. Julles

    Made me crazy because the owner on ebay intimated that it could be a Golden Hawk instead of a Silver Hawk so I did some research and it is actually a 1958 President Series 58H Silver Hawk. There is a big difference in price between a Silver and a Golden Hawk. If you saw the Golden Hawk on Jay Leno’s Garage last week, you will know it is a good investment but the Silver Hawks are still around $10,000. on Hemmings. You have to really love the car because you know that you would be putting more in parts and sweat then the car would be worth.

  13. Vince Habel

    You would be better of buying one for 10k than starting with this one.

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