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1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk

The new for 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk was the top of the line. A 352 c.i.d., 275hp V8 engine provided plenty of power for these sleek coupes.

A new grille had been featured on the 1955 version of these Loewey Coupes, but 1956 brought a much greater restyling.

The new stand up grille sat between a pair of air scoops up front and a new trunk lid featured a higher profile with a nearly upright panel above the rear bumper.

The Golden Hawk rode on a 120.5 wheelbase and the overall length was 203.9 inches.

This is one of the antique cars and trucks we saw at the 2009 Studebaker Drivers Club National Meet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Modest rear fender fins were seen only on the Golden Hawk. This was the last year for the character line along the front fenders and doors of the original Lowey coupe design was still present on the 56 Golden Hawk.

A small hood scoop appeared on the hood of the Golden Hawk.

Front turn signals were mounted on top of the front fenders.

The chromed trim piece at the transition to the rear fins is probably one of the neatest deign features of the 56 Golden Hawk. It was topped by a blacked out simulated "vent".

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