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Bills R2
12-30-2017, 11:36 AM
Saw this @ Desert Valley in AZ this week. Pretty decent fixer upper. It looks like the fire started at the battery or voltage regulator? She will need some new plastic but for some guys, this would be pretty minor.
I didn't take the time to give it a full procto, though things looked pretty complete. This includes the boiler room. Perhaps it willl live again?
Meant a '63, it has the long battery!

r1lark
12-30-2017, 12:47 PM
A wise man once said "There is nothing more expensive than a cheap Avanti.". This one looks like it fits the bill. (Of course, it may not be so cheap , being that it's at DVAP.)

TWChamp
12-30-2017, 03:20 PM
Wasn't someone just a few weeks ago offering a free body that could be used for this?

Stude Shoo-wop!
12-30-2017, 03:30 PM
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=69392&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1514655268

Whoa! Did a honey badger get to that front clip or was it a Billy-Bob with alcohol and a sledgehammer? Besides that bit of damage though, she appears to be salvageable. I'd say go for it but tread softly.

studegary
12-30-2017, 04:11 PM
Wasn't someone just a few weeks ago offering a free body that could be used for this?

I think that is one that is now on eBay starting very low and with no reserve. The last that I looked (earlier today) it was just over $4K.

StudeRich
12-30-2017, 05:03 PM
Does anyone know if that Brownish or Gold LF Fender and Door seen at the LR of the Avanti belongs to a '64-'65 Lark Type?

63t-cab
12-30-2017, 05:12 PM
Think so, or I wonder if more likely a 63 based on what I think the side trim shows :confused:


Does anyone know if that Brownish or Gold LF Fender and Door seen at the LR of the Avanti belongs to a '64-'65 Lark Type?

studegary
12-30-2017, 06:23 PM
Think so, or I wonder if more likely a 63 based on what I think the side trim shows :confused:

A 1963 would not have that separated side trim on the front fender.

Bob Langer
12-30-2017, 07:36 PM
https://www.dvap.com/project_car/1963-studebaker-avanti-63st1892d/

Bob Langer
12-30-2017, 07:38 PM
Does anyone know if that Brownish or Gold LF Fender and Door seen at the LR of the Avanti belongs to a '64-'65 Lark Type?

It may be the 1958 Packard they have for sale.

https://www.dvap.com/project_car/1958-packard-coupe/

63t-cab
12-30-2017, 07:48 PM
Bob, after viewing both pics I believe You nailed it. funny thing is I first thought it might be a 62 Lark "cuz it looked like maybe it was a wrap around windshield" but then changed My mind and thought 63 Lark Daytona :confused:


It may be the 1958 Packard they have for sale.

https://www.dvap.com/project_car/1958-packard-coupe/

studegary
12-30-2017, 07:51 PM
It may be the 1958 Packard they have for sale.

https://www.dvap.com/project_car/1958-packard-coupe/

That is probably what is seen in the other picture.

They call it a "coupe" and a "two door hardtop", yet the pictures show a four door sedan.

StudeRich
12-30-2017, 08:16 PM
It IS amazing how that place 'Thinks" they can buy a rusted junker for $50.00 or $100.00 and flip it for around $3000.00!

Everyone deserves a Profit, but a Killing is not required. :mad:

Yep, it was the Junk '58 Packard 4 Door for $4,250.00 the color and bent Antenna matches. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/smilies/ohmy.gif http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/smilies/scared.gif

Jessie J.
12-31-2017, 03:35 PM
Expect the Avanti to take somewhat northward of 20k and 2 to 5 years DIY depending upon your skills and circumstances. Double or triple+ that if your plan includes pro shop restoration. Few things are more expensive than a cheap Avanti. Most as far down the line as this one, will end up sitting for more decades once the costs of bringing it back are realized. Of course there are those few with the facilities, parts stash, and actual Avanti restoration experience to pull it off for less, but it certainly isn't me, or 99.9% of the enthusiasts I know.

PackardV8
12-31-2017, 04:24 PM
Expect the Avanti to take somewhat northward of 20k and 2 to 5 years DIY depending upon your skills and circumstances. Double or triple+ that if your plan includes pro shop restoration. Few things are more expensive than a cheap Avanti. Most as far down the line as this one, will end up sitting for more decades once the costs of bringing it back are realized. Of course there are those few with the facilities, parts stash, and actual Avanti restoration experience to pull it off for less, but it certainly isn't me, or 99.9% of the enthusiasts I know.

For true. Everyone who's seen it over the years has been wise enough to pass on it. That's why it's in a wrecking yard. At $7,500, one could part it out and almost break even.

On a similar vein, a flash point for me is when we see a listing of a junker such as this one, and the seller says, "Easy restoration." If it's so forkin' easy, why haven't you already done it?" !!

jack vines

avanti-hawk
01-01-2018, 11:49 AM
As much as I would love to have that car its a black hole waiting to suck all my money and quite a bit more from a line of credit into a very long, or never done resto.
I'm really getting the itch for another Avanti. Maybe it's just old shards of fiberglas stuck in my skin?

6hk71400
01-01-2018, 10:32 PM
Does anyone remember a "reality show" featuring DVAP's? They did a show with a 50 Champion 2 door business coupe that had over 9K in it. The first show I tried to watch was with a 64 Barracuda. They were so inept they broke the back glass when it was out of the car but to them it seemed to be a big joke. Stopped watching; too much stupidity. Old man is a jerk, son is a stupid jerk.

The sad fact is somebody new to Studebaker's will probably buy it, sink no time or money or all time and money and end up bitterly complaining about Studebakers. They probably will not take the time to learn, because of a con job someone gives them on this car.

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

swvalcon
01-02-2018, 10:07 AM
6hk71400 That seems to be the case with all the discovery channel car shows. I've never seen so many clowns and stupid mistakes as what they show on their shows. I've owned and managed body shops and very few of these so call body man would last the first day in most shops. Chip Foose is one of the few that had it together but even they had to ever so often throw in some stupid crap to make the film crew happy. By the way the r-1 looks like a fire damage car. By the time someone gets that built they could buy a nice running car and be driving it instead of working on it .