1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk Supercharged v8 engine
Price: US $25,101.01 Item location: Hampstead, North Carolina, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Studebaker
- Model: Studebaker
- Trim: Golden Hawk
- Year: 1958
- Mileage: 60,352
- Color: Gold/White
- Engine size: Supercharged 289 cid 8 Cylinder Engine
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1958 Studebaker Studebaker1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk
One of 800 built for 1958 model year
Supercharged 289ci V8 Engine
Rare combination of cloth and vinyl interior
Twin Traction rear differential
Correct 14 inch wheels that were only offered in 1958
The beautiful Light Gold metallic paint and contrasting white top is in great condition with no imperfections to be found. Inside, the tan cloth and vinyl seats all look presentably original with normal wear visible including the door panels and dashboard that are matched to the exterior of the car and look fantastic. It also should be noted that this car came with a roll of NOS carpet (which is impossible to find), and has been installed to the high standards of the original.
The Studebaker Golden Hawk is a two-door pillar less hardtop coupe type car produced by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend between 1956 and 1958. The raised hood and grille were added to allow space for a 289 cid (4.7 L) V8 with the addition of a McCulloch Supercharger giving the car 275 hp. This improved the car’s top speed, making these the best-performing of the Hawks. This powerful engine in such a light car gave the Golden Hawk a phenomenal power to weight ratio (and performance) for the time.
From the factory, a fiberglass overlay on the hood was added, which covered a hole in the hood that was needed to clear the supercharger that is mounted high on the front of the engine. The tailfins, now made of metal, were concave and swept out from the sides of the car. The fins were outlined in chrome trim and normally were painted a contrasting color, white on this example. For 1958, the Golden Hawk switched to 14-inch wheels instead of 15-inch wheels, making the car ride a little lower. Other styling changes included a new round Hawk medallion mounted in the lower center of the grille, and the available contrasting-color paint was now applied to both the roof and tailfins. One unique feature was a vacuum gauge on the instrument panel. Padded dash boards were standard. Several minor engineering changes were made for ’58, including revisions to the suspension and driveshaft that finally allowed designers to create a three-passenger rear seat. Earlier models had seating for only two passengers in the rear because the high driveshaft “hump” which necessitated dividing the seat; a fixed arm rest (later made removable because of customer requests) was placed between the rear passengers in earlier models.
This is your chance to own 1 of only 800 1958 Golden Hawks produced with far fewer existing today, your neighbors will envy you as well as everyone that lays their eyes on this masterpiece.
Current mileage on the odometer shows 60,352 it is sold as is and is mileage exempt. The car is being sold on a clean & clear title.