Studebaker Sky Hawk
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Studebaker
Model: Sky Hawk
Studebaker Sky Hawk

The Studebaker Sky Hawk was a two-door coupe manufactured by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation for the 1956 model year only. The Sky Hawk was a part of the Studebaker President series. It was one of only four models of Hawks that were available that year. The Sky Hawk was situated between the flagship Golden Hawk and the Power Hawk pillared coupe. In fact, the Sky Hawks differed from the Golden Hawks in that they had less chrome trim and were missing the Golden Hawk's fins. Additionally, they had less classy interiors and contained the President's 4.7 L V-8 with 210 horsepower as standard. Further, 225 horsepower was available as an option. This model came in at a base price of $2,477 before any options. In total, 3,050 were produced during that year. As stated, the Sky Hawk was discontinued for the 1957 model year having only been around for one short showing. The Studebaker President, to which series the Sky Hawk belonged, was the premier automobile model manufactured by the Studebaker Corporation. It lasted from 1927 to 1942, and was then reintroduced again in 1955 and was used until the end of the 1958 model when the name was retired. Needless to say, it had a longer run than the Sky Hawk. Prior to 1927, Studebaker’s premium model was the Studebaker Big Six. The first prototype with the name President was unveiled on July 23, 1926, and was known internally as the ES model. The President was a very expensive project for Studebaker, as they were trying to create a model that would remove them from the sales slump that they were in. They certainly pulled out all of the tricks for this model, and judging from its length in production, it paid off. The Sky Hawk on the other hand, was either a pet project or a sheer disaster.

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