58 Studebaker Silver Hawk 289 V8 automatic

1958 Studebaker

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
Type: Coupe
Trim: 2-door coupe
Year: 1958
Mileage: 99,882
VIN: 7216709
Color: gold and white
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: tan and brown
Safety: seatbelts
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Richboro, Pennsylvania, United States
Seat belts

Description for Studebaker 1958

Do you like fins? It's heartbreaking to have to sell my first car. My dad bought this car in 1961 and sold it to me when I turned 16 in 1968. I have a lot of fond memories of the fun I've had with my girlfriend (who's been my wife since 1973)! But we're downsizing now, nd so we would like to see it go to a good home, et some TLC, nd get driven to car shows and cruise nights.
This is a 2-door coupe (58H-C3 body) with an automatic transmission and Twin Traction rear. The car suffered some bad rust in the quarter panels and rocker panels, o I had all that repaired in 1978 (the shop cut out the rust and welded in aluminum - advanced for its day). The car was originally brown and pink (!) but as a young man I wanted something more contemporary, o I had it repainted in the popular Golden Hawk color scheme of gold with white in the fins and on the wheels. The extra feature of white with a black stripe on the hood was suggested by my dad. Most of the chrome is good, ome has been redone.
The engine is the original Studebaker 289 V8 (the same engine as the Golden Hawk); it starts every time and the dual exhaust sounds really great. The car is drivable but it could use some mechanical work. The starter always works but it is worn. The transmission shifts slowly when cold and often buzzes in reverse. The engine does burn some oil (a common Studebaker trait). There is some surface rust on the frame.
The interior was completely redone about 20 years ago in a tasteful tan and brown, sing the original panels and design. The headliner, eats, arpet, nd doors were all redone, nd we had seat belts added and the front floor pans repaired. The car has Coker reproduction wide whitewall tires that have less than about 400 miles. I have some extra parts that can go with the car: service manuals, umper, rille, heels, upercharger (not complete).
The car has been garaged for most of its 57 years, member of the family for 54, nd mine (ours) since 1968. I hope to pass it on to someone who can care for and enjoy it.