This 1957 Silver Hawk was traded in by the original owner in 1972 to Max Castle, of Castle Jeep in Weiser, Idaho, who kept the car until it's last owner, Bill McKivor, purchased it. Previous to his ownership, Bill wrote; "the Hawk spent many years in heated storage. The originality of the car is outstanding as only three things have changed from new---one; the seat upholstery, two; a professional paint job (both in 2000) and the addition of Turner front disc brakes in 2012".
I believe both front and rear windows were removed when the car was painted, because the rubber looks a lot newer than 64 year old stuff and there's evidence a sealant was used. Also, the trunk, doors, rear and wing window rubber look newer - but the cat whiskers and channel appear original. Windows open and roll freely with no cracks.
The engine is the original Studebaker 289 cubic inch V8 with a 4bbl Carter carb. Borg Warner manual three-on-the-tree with overdrive.
I drove this car the 30 or so miles from his home to mine last fall and it drove beautifully & shifted smoothly. Bill always used Amsoil and I'm sure most of the 225 horses (hp) are still available on demand from the engine! The odometer reads 14,147 and I highly doubt that represents 114,147 miles.
Any potential bidders are welcome to come check it out or have a mechanic look it over. I will be happy to assist a transport company - or you could simply drive the Hawk home. Title is clear and since I'm selling for another family, I would appreciate payment by wire transfer or cashiers check from a bank based in the U.S.
The only "warts" I could find is a discoloration in one corner of the trunk (see photos). I suspect it was from an old Sta-Bil jug I found lying in that corner on it's side. Also the clock doesn't work, but the radio does. Paint's not perfect but nothing a small touch-up bottle won't cure...and there's a rattle from the front passenger side on moving right turns. I've been under the car with wrenches and can't see anything out of the ordinary. Everything is tight that should be tight and the wheel bearings are good. There are front seat belts, but Bill apparently never used them and they'll have to be 'extracted' from the seat crack.
As a Stude guy myself, this car is a magnificent example of a well-preserved and babied Hawk, that has spent it's life indoors and loved. My wife would exile me to Siberia if I bought it since I already have two of South Bend's finest.