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November 1, 1955 – Studebaker Hawk line is introduced
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November 1, 1955 – Studebaker Hawk line is introduced

Studebaker introduced the Hawk on this day in 1955 for the 1956 model year. Described as a "family sports car," the line included the Golden Hawk, Sky Hawk, Power Hawk, and Flight Hawk, the lowest priced model. The Hawk cars, which succeeded the Studebaker Speedster, were all two door, four seat hardtops. In 1957 the line up consisted of only the Golden Hawk and the new Silver Hawk. The following year Packard released a one year only Hawk of its own. Above: 1956 Studebaker Hawk. By KarleHorn at German Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0. Top: 1961 Studebaker Hawk. By Liz West CC BY 2.0, In the late 1950s, Studebaker, along with many automakers, suffered from declining sales. This hardship resulted in the drop of the Golden Hawk for 1959, leaving only the Silver Hawk. In 1960 the name was r...
Dusty & Rusty – 1955 Chevy Bel Air Coupe
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Dusty & Rusty – 1955 Chevy Bel Air Coupe

There's no getting around it, Tri-Five Chevrolets are a mainstay in the collector car world whether you like it or not. Matching numbers restorations and mega-dollar resto-mods of 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolets seem to command the most cash on the auction block, and this1955 Bel Air falls somewhere in the beginning stages of the latter, sort of... This unrestored and rusty Chevy has its likely original Synchromesh three on the tree now connected to a recently rebuilt 307 V8 from 1970. With that transplant this car surely offers excellent cruising capabilities, assuming it does run, drive and stop. With only 5,000 miles on the motor, does this $12,500 Craigslist find out of Louisville, Kentucky, make you want to do the Tri-Five jive? So not to bore you with what you already know, le...

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