The Studebaker Hawk Gran Turismo was a sporty coupé produced by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation from 1962 to 1964. The styling of the GT Hawk was a rather radical facelift that the designer Brooks Stevens had the old Hawk shape; Stevens wanted a European-styled car with clean lines, and he called it Hawk Monaco (the prototype even had Monegasque features!). The bonnet of the previous models was retained, but got a more emphasized radiator frame to look more like the Mercedes-Benz, which was then also driven by Studebaker in the USA. Despite the European influence, the Gran Turismo Hawk also showed American attributes, e.g. the roof line, which was very similar to the Ford Thunderbird. A special feature is the almost flat but recessed rear window. Overall, the exterior kept its soft, aerodynamic style of the former Studebaker, but brought it to a contemporary level. The Hawk GT was lightweight for an American car of its class and time, and so its grand V8 made it a high-performance car, with amazing handling and a safe straight-line run. Today the Hawk Gran Turismo is very much sought after. The GT Hawk has been distinguished as a special feature by the Milestone Car Society.
This Studebaker was registered for the first time in Switzerland. This GT served as a US embassy vehicle in Switzerland, before it was exhibited in a museum in Eastern Switzerland for many years. Here a beautiful piece of automobile history is offered in the absolute original condition, with contemporary and loving patina, inspiring driving and a very noble appearance. Do not miss the opportunity to buy such a rare and elegant automobile with a rare 4-speed gearbox and 8-cylinder engine.