Evaluation: Originally painted Turquoise. Restored in 1987 and certainly starting to show its age. A few light scratches on the bumpers, while the rest of the brightwork is slightly dull. Newer exhaust, but the engine bay is dirty, old, and oxidized. Clean wheels. Good older paint other than a few chips at the back of the driver’s door. Cracks in the steering wheel rim and lightly worn seats with a ripped seam on the driver’s side. A presentable, usable and well-equipped Studebaker, but one that could use another round of serious attention.
Bottom Line: A turquoise Golden Hawk is not very satisfying, but a gold Golden Hawk is the nuts. At this price, though, any of the serious attention needed would put the new owner very deep into a car that’s not appreciating these days. This price should have bought a much fresher car.