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STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK

Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S

page last updated: 22 February 2017


 

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The Studebaker Golden Hawk became truly golden with the 211S model. Seats were added and suspension and then to finish it off properly the whole casting is vacuum plated in gold. The first releases of this casting were in 1958 and they were the mechanical (211m) car with the flywheel friction motor which is white with a gold stripe or the freewheeling solid axle car which is blue with a gold stripe. From 1960 on they are usually plated gold, with some reported painted gold.

You will find it with turned hubs and later releases with spun hubs. This variation does not seem to affect value, however the plated cars get lower prices than the older releases, perhaps reflecting its popularity at the time it was in production. The painted gold version gets a premium over plated gold.

CORGI TOYS

SPRING SUSPENSION

SEATS,

STEERING WHEEL

My model is still an early one with oil holes over the axles, flat hubs and the half-moon hole in front of the rear bumper for the Dinky caravan hitch. It has lost a lot of plating on the roof - but is otherwise good enough to keep.


Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S      
Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S      
Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S        
Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S Studebaker Golden Hawk - 211S        

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