62V23277. (Stock # 3725.) The final iteration of the long series of Raymond Loewy-designed Studebaker Hawks (1953-1964) came about in 1962 with the Brooks Stevens redesign of the car then called the GT Hawk. With a strong European and aerodynamic influences beautifully blended into the car, the 4-passenger sports/luxury coupe received accolades for its appearance and, when ordered accordingly, its performance. The car was available with an option for a 289 cubic inch V-8 engine with a 4-barrell carburetor and twin exhaust—developing 225 horsepower (interestingly, the same exact specifications of the Mustang GT which came out three years later.) A 4-speed manual transmission with a floor-shift was also available to complete the higher performance package and, with front bucket seats, seems natural. Our car was ordered exactly in that configuration. Beautiful in white with blue interior, the car has an extremely straight and unaltered body and a gorgeous original interior. Like some other “orphan” cars, this is appreciated and admired by those who see the car on the road and brings a smile to the face of anyone who drives it.