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1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Hardtop / G101220 Vehicle Information

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk photograph

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk photograph

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
High bid of $33,000 at 2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction. (did not sell)
In 1872, the wagon-building Studebaker brothers of South Bend, Indiana made a bold claim by declaring themselves 'The Largest Vehicle Builders in the World.' A short time later, they would enter the automobile business. During the Civil War, they made a hefty fortune supplying the army of the North, and during the Boer Wars they supplied the British military forces.

The development of the Studebaker automobile was slow and leisurely. They were content in their horse-drawn field and it is believed that they reluctantly entered the automotive arena as its popularity increased. By the early teens, sales were rising steadily from year to year. Vice-President Albert Russel Erskine took over the Studebaker presidency of Fred Fish in July 1915. The engineering department was handled by Fred M. Zeder, Owen R. Skelton, and Carl Breer. They were responsible for the first postwar Studebakers. They soon left the company to work for Walter P. Chrysler.

The company emerged from World War II in strong financial standings. This would soon change as profits began to fall during the 1950s and the company experienced a gradual decline. Nevertheless, the company continued to introduce attractive and distinct models, such as the low-slung Loewy coupes in 1953, available in the Starliner and Starlight variants. A few years later, in 1955, a Speedster version was introduced in the top-of-the-line President Series, and was continued in essence the following year in the Hawk Series. Brook Stevens, a brilliant designer, was the individual responsible for the Hawk. He transformed older models into modern machinery by applying new fenders on all four corners, altered the roofline, hood and deck lines, added a Mercedes-Benz style grille, and fitted aluminum rocker covers to slim down the body. The result was a modern 2+2 that would be offered in several models and powertrains.

From 1956 to 1958, Studebaker's top-model was the Golden Hawk, which was available only with the Paxton supercharged 289 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 that offered 275 horsepower at 4800 RPM. There was a Flight-O-Matic automatic transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The hardtop versions of the Golden Hawk, Sky Hawk, and Flight Hawk were based on the original 1953 Starliner body.

The five-passenger Gold Hawk was Studebaker's sports car putting it in competition with Chevrolet's Corvette and Ford's Thunderbird.

This particular car is painted in black with white rear fender fin inserts and black and white upholstery. It has been given a cosmetic restoration since new, rides on wide whitewall tires and chrome wire wheels, and has a wheelbase that measures 120.5-inches. There is an optional radio and heater and a light colored interior.

At the 2009 Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas, presented by Worldwide Auctioneers, this Golden Hawk was estimated to sell for $48,000 - $58,000. Bidding reached $33,000 but was not enough to satisfy the car's reserve. The lot was left unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009


2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $48,000-USD $58,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $33,000

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$38,500
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$45,650
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$45,650
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK
Chassis#: 6101922
Sold for USD$27,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK
Chassis#: 6101626
Sold for USD$35,200
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK
Chassis#: 6101922
Sold for USD$38,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Chassis#: 6103904
Sold for USD$40,150
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1957 Studebaker Supercharged Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$41,800
  2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK
Chassis#: 6100379
Sold for USD$49,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Chassis#: 6101001
Sold for USD$57,750
  2017 Motostalgia Auction - McPherson Collection
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$34,000
  2017 Mecum : Denver
 
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK
Chassis#: 6102453
Sold for USD$95,700
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$53,000
  2016 Auctions America : Hilton Head
 
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK
Sold for USD$10,238
  2015 McCormick's Auction # 59
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Chassis#: 6103678
Sold for USD$52,250
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Coupe
Chassis#: 6100991
Sold for USD$99,000
  2015 Bonhams : Preserving the Automobile
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Coupe
Sold for USD$6,600
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$34,100
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$37,400
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Sold for USD$27,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Hardtop 2020 Mecum : Indy$50,000  
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$22,000  
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk61013562017 Mecum : Monterey$42,000  
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2017 Mecum : Denver$30,000  
1957 Studebaker Supercharged Golden Hawk 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$67,500  
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Hardtop Supercharged 289/275 HP61016242012 Mecum Anaheim, CA$25,000  
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk61016242012 Mecum Monterey, CA$31,000  
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2-Door Hardtop 2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction 24th Year$45,000  
1957 Studebaker Golden HawkG1012202009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction$33,000$48,000$58,000
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Two Door Hardtop 2008 Leake Auctions OKC Fairgrounds$27,500  
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK61809112007 Silver Auction Seattle$14,000  
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK TWO DOOR 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$17,000  
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2 Door 2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction$34,000  

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1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk

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