Feature Vehicle of the Month
Rusty DeFazio's 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Rusty acquired his Studebaker in Arizona around 2001 and refurbished it completely with local help. Color is Tiara Gold and Artic White. This body shape was only made in 1956, 1957 and 1958. The concave and swept out metal “rear fins” are outlined in chrome trim. The brake and backup lights are stacked at the end of the “fin”. Studebaker’s supercharged “Sweepstakes” 289 cubic inch (4.7 liter) V-8 engine was rated at 275 horsepower at 4,600 rpms and 330 ft-lbs of torque at 2,800 rpms. Rusty added a modern A/C compressor and a modern style alternator. The brake master cylinder is located under the car. The car’s battery is located near the driver’s side firewall. Only 4,356 Golden Hawks were made in 1957. At 3,405 pounds and with a wheelbase of 120.5 inches the car rides very comfortably.
Next Club Meeting...
The Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Kress Memorial Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 746 Formosa Av, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Located 2 blocks south of Fairbanks Avenue.
Next Club Activity
May 18, 2013
Contact Tom Holt for more info