Studebaker Golden Hawk
The Studebaker brand disappeared in 1966 after years of trying to stay relevant in the American market. However, in the mid-’50s, it was still one of the best names in the business with its lineup of exciting models. One of the best Studebakers ever built was the elegant ’56 Golden Hawk (via Hemmings).
Conceived as a cool-looking personal luxury coupe, the Golden Hawk had a Packard-derived 352 V8 engine with 275 HP, which was impressive for the day. Its performance was also strong with a 0 to 60 mph time of fewer than nine seconds. The Golden Hawk showed the market that Studebaker could still produce exciting cars with a premium feel and look.