Studebaker Golden Hawk
The Studebaker brand disappeared in 1966 after years of trying to stay relevant on the American market, but in the mid-50s, it was still one of the best names in the business with a lineup of interesting models. And one of the best Studebakers they ever built was the elegant and fast 1956 Golden Hawk.
Studebaker conceived the Golden Hawk as a cool-looking personal luxury coupe. It had a Packard-derived 352 V8 engine with 275 HP, which was impressive for the day. The performance was also significant with a 0 to 60 mph time of fewer than nine seconds.
The Golden Hawk showed the market that Studebaker was still capable of producing interesting cars with a premium feel and looks. Unfortunately, that was one of the last successful Studebaker models and they closed the company.