Stud Muscle: ’62 Studebaker Gran Turismo GT
The styling of the Gran Turismo was executed by the studio of Raymond Loewy. He went for a more Euro look but stole styling cues from some domestic competitors like the Thunderbird. The end result is a pretty handsome personal car that has endured the test of time. For 1962, a Hawk buyer could choose from either two or four-barrel carburetted versions of Studebaker’s 289-cubic-inch V8 engine (210 or 225 horsepower) teamed with standard three-speed manual, overdrive, four-speed or Flight-O-Matic automatic transmission. Today’s featured GT is a 289 4-barrel car with a 4-speed transmission. It is also equipped with Twin Traction and that is a marketing term for limited slip. A nice thing to have with a car with this much power, a 4-speed and an antique suspension. This one is refinished in the original Metallic Brown with a new and correct vinyl interior. It is a dry California car and pretty much a turn key condition. The sellers are looking for $14,000 and that represents a #4 car in Hagerty’s Valuation Guide. This car is clearly way better than that. So it sounds like a bit of a bargain for those who appreciate the handsome styling and uniqueness of this early muscle car. Click here for the eBay listing.