1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk

1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk

Owner(s): Barb Warner

City / State: Carroll, IA

Club(s): Studebaker Driver’s Club Hawkeye Chapter

Builder: Restored to original by me and my husband

Engine Details: Studebaker 259 cu in. bored and stroked to 289 cu in., forged steel crankshaft with H beam connecting rods. R1 camshaft, Hyperutectic pistons.

Carburetor: Carter WCFB 4bbl. carburetor


Exhaust / Mufflers: Park’s dual exhaust with Flow-Master shorties

Transmission: Borg-Warner T85 long tail shaft 3 speed overdrive

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.07

Front Suspension: Stock

Front Brakes: Optional 11in. finned brake drum

Rear Suspension: Bilstien shocks

Rear Brakes: Stock

Wheels: Original equipment

Body Modifications: No body mods.

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: PPG base coat with Deltron 400 clear coat in Camp Fire Red

Gauges: Original Equipment

Interior Goodies: Custom Auto Sound with RF remote control

Custom Pieces: Air Conditioning


Cool Story: This car was special ordered with a V-8 with the power package and shipped to Paris France. The car still has the special frame tie downs used for maritime shipping on the frame. Production order stated: “owner’s manual must be printed in French.”