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edpjr
06-02-2018, 04:18 PM
The wife and I took the Avanti out to show it off for a few hours today. Got lots of interest considering there were some other beautiful cars there like a '65 Mustang Convertible, '55 Chevy 2-dr V-8, 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner 440, 2017 Dodge Hellcat...etc. The general public is so unfamiliar with Studes that most people think the Avanti is some kind of newer type European car. Folks are generally amazed to see a 55 year old vehicle with a super charged engine, fibre glass body, front disc brakes, posi-traction, etc. I got the obligatory comment from a Ford guy that my Avanti had the same 289 CID engine that was in his Mustang. I had the hood open, so I invited him to take a peek at the motor. He immediately recognized my engine was nothing like his Ford 289. lol

StudeNewby
06-02-2018, 10:55 PM
Thanks for educating another errant FoMoCo guy on the Stude 289! Sounds like a fun meet.