A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk

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This car was expensive, luxurious and fast: Speed Age magazine of July 1956 tested the Golden Hawk against the Chrysler 300 B, Ford Thunderbird and Chevrolet Corvette, finding that the Golden Hawk could out-perform the others comfortably in both 0-60 mph acceleration and quarter mile times. The fastest 0-60 reported in magazine testing was 7.8 seconds, while top speeds were quoted as 125 mph (201 km/h) plus.

It also influences a generation of Rootes Group cars. The later Sunbeam Rapiers and the first generation Humber Sceptre take everything but the tail fins from this car.
 
   
A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk    
A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk    
A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk A Century of Cars: 54. Solido 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk    
         

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