The new 1962 Studebaker Gran Turisimo Hawk came with a 120.5 inch wheel base and priced between $3095 and $3424. It was meant
to help bring back the Studebaker customer flow, along with a new Lark and the introduction of a new car called the Avanti.
It was designed with a minimum of body changes to introduce a new Hawk look on an "old" car. Probably the most major changes were that
the roof line was more of a hardtop type and the tail fins were deleted but the grill had a major update making it look more like the
grill on a Mercedes-Benz.
The GT Hawk was and still is a beautiful head-turning car. It is often chosen by antique car collectors. Some feel that if the public
had not been worried about Studebaker-Packard going out of business in the early 60's, more Hawks could have been sold. The GT Hawk performed
well with good handling and a relatively powerful V8 engine.