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1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk – Loewy By Way Of Stevens

The 1962-64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk is my favorite Studebaker. It was the last of a line of Studebaker Hawks that began in 1956. But thanks to the deft hand of Milwaukee’s famous industrial designer, Brooks Stevens, it was remarkably refreshed in Autumn of ’61 for one last hurrah. But its structural origins went back…

1964 Studebaker Cruiser and Daytona: The Last Pass For South Bend

Since I first attended an SDC meet thanks to my parents back in 1996, I have loved Studebaker. But even I have to admit that, in the end, Studebaker did themselves in. They very nearly went under in the 1930s, but thanks to the new management team of Harold Vance and Paul Hoffman–and in no…

1964 Cadillac Series 62: Fin Finale

The 1964 Cadillac was the end of an era. Sure, there would be great Cadillacs for years after, but 1964 was extra special. It marked the final year of the fin. While the totally redesigned 1965 Cadillacs would still have a squared-off blade on their rear quarter panels, and said protuberances would last way, way…

1964 Chevrolet Impala – She’s Real Fine!

If you weren’t around during the ’60s, this is the car The Beach Boys were singing about: the Chevrolet Impala SS 409. 409 being the said displacement of Chevy’s fire-breathing performance V8 that year. The ultimate ticket to bragging rights in your full-size Chevrolet in ’64, providing you had the scratch to put one in…