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1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk


The 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk was a less garish relative of the same year's Golden Hawk. Like the Golden Hawk, the Sky Hawk featured hardtop styling, but the Sky Hawk lacked the tailfins and Packard engine of the Golden Hawk.

The 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk is part of the President series, and powered by 210- or 225-bhp versions of Studebaker's V-8, now stroked to 289 cid.

Pluses of the 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk:

  • Good styling for the '50s
  • Reasonably good handling
  • Fine performance
  • Low-production appeal
  • Highly sought-after

Minuses of the 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk:

  • Studebaker's usual rust and oil leak problems

Production of the 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk:
3,610

Specifications of the 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk:
Wheelbase, inches: 120.5
Length, inches: 203.9
Weight, pounds: 3,215
Price, new: $2,477

Engines for the 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8 289 cid
225 1956

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