1962 Studebaker R2 Supercharged GT Hawk Driver Quality Restoration

1962 Studebaker R2 Supercharged GT Hawk

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
Model: R2 Supercharged GT Hawk
Type: Coupe
Year: 1962
Mileage: 79,796
VIN: 62V15216
Color: Brown
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Castro Valley, California, United States

Description for Studebaker R2 Supercharged GT Hawk 1962

This 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk has been lightly modified and is a real sweet ride, having been set up as an excellent every day driver.

A California car from new this car has been tastefully mechanically modified from original with the addition of a 1963 R2 supercharger setup with correct carburetor. Hence, this car really gets up and moves. With the sports exhaust on it, the car sounds awesome. If you want a concourse car this is definitely not for you. However if you want a really excellent driver and fully functional supercharged car that you can enjoy instantly, then this car is definitely worth your consideration.

The original 289 cubic inch V8 motor has been replaced with a rebuilt 289 clover leaf replacement V8 with factory Supercharger from a 1963 / 1964 GT Hawk. This is coupled to a late model rebuilt automatic transmission. The performance is fantastic as this car really gets up and motors.

Repainted in Metallic Silver (which looks brown) with matching black interior.

If you want a super fun car to drive around that has some great options, then this is an ideal candidate worthy of your consideration.

I am selling this car on behalf of a friend of mine. See my other listings for other Studebaker's from this private collection.

This has been very nicely restored 5 to 10 years ago and has been set up for driving and to give you years of trouble free motoring.

Factory options include :-

  • V8
  • Paxton Supercharger
  • Power Steering
  • Drum Brakes
  • Climitizer - under floor heater.
  • Radio
New sports Exhaust and Shock absorbers. Rebuilt Front End. Tires are all excellent. Brakes are excellent and firm.

The motor is strong and gets excellent oil pressure when warm. It shifts directly and beautifully with the automatic transmission.

Interior wise the car has been very nicely re-trimmed in black vinyl. Carpets have been replaced.

Paint wise the car is good. There are some bumps and light scuffs to the paint work. Most notably they are on the passenger side door.

The car is virtually 99% rust free with no evidence of rust repair. There are some light areas bubbling in the lower rear fenders, Right door and lower right fender. There is some light rust about the size of a silver dollar under the drivers footwell, but otherwise all floors and hog troughs are clean.

The ignition system has been bypassed with the addition of a starter button mounted on the handbrake. A replacement ignition switch and key is included for you to change over if you wish

The previous long term San Francisco owner of this car had 15 Studebaker's in his collection, all of which are similar to this car. All cars had nice options, re-trimmed interiors, recognized Studebaker upgrades and had a ton of money piled into them mechanically.

You certainly could not restore one for the money asked to get anywhere near the quality of this vehicle. It is a great car to drive, sounds mean and nasty with the sports exhaust and attracts a lot of attention with the supercharger.


Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. We are able to help with loading the car. For international buyers we have contacts with international shippers for Containerization or RO-RO shipping.
We offer 30 days free storage from time of sale and $200.00 per month after that.
Personal Check, Cashiers Check, or cash on pickup.
Viewing by appointment only at my Hayward California Studebaker workshop
For more information call Bob on 510 266 2522 Pacific Standard Time. More images are available upon request. Please contact me directly at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net
Thanks for looking.