A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Estimate: £24,000 - £28,000
+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%
In 1956, the very stylish Raymond Loewy Studebaker Coupes evolved into the Hawk series consisting of the Flight Hawk, Power Hawk, Sky Hawk, and Golden Hawk. Although the Golden Hawk was the most powerful, the big Packard engine made it perilously nose-heavy and the next-in-line Sky Hawk was much lighter and handled much better. A pillarless two-door hardtop, the Studebaker Sky Hawk was in production for one year only, 1956. The Sky Hawk had simpler detailing than the Golden Hawk in that it featured less chrome trim and also lacked the Golden Hawk's fins. It benefited from a simpler interior and they were powered by the President's 289cubic inch V8 with an imposing 210bhp as standard. This extremely rare Sky Hawk Continental pillarless coupe was bought by its current owner from a large private collection in California and has covered a believed genuine 10,900 miles from new. All import duties have been paid and the car is now registered in the UK. Fitted with its factory 289ci V8 engine and optional Studebaker Continental Kit, the president of the Studebaker Owner's Club has informed the owner that this stunning car is the only example in Europe and possibly the world. Finished in black with grey interior, 860 XUX is described by the vendor as in excellent condition and ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner.