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StudeMichael
10-12-2008, 06:12 PM
It's here!!

http://www.hotwheelscollectors.com/showroom/productline/class5/



1957 Packard Clipper
1958 Golden Hawk
1963 Daytona Convertible
1963 R2 Daytona
1963 R2 GT Hawk
1963 R1 Wagonaire
1963 R4 Avanti
1964 Champ
1966 Cruiser

studegary
10-12-2008, 06:22 PM
Maybe one of thse computer things, but I will take your word for it, Michael. When I click on the link, I don't receive anything about an Avanti or any Avanti picture.

EDIT: After several tries and going between different pages on the Hot Wheels site, I was able to see the 1963 Avanti with the typical Hot Wheels giant rear wheels and tires.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

41 Frank
10-12-2008, 06:26 PM
Link works ok for me.

PlainBrownR2
10-12-2008, 08:05 PM
All I can say is they've done it, they've finally done it :D. About 4 or 5 years ago Hotwheels held a contest for the kiddies to design an utterly completely new car on paper. They were to then submit at a local Walmart in a drop box at the front. Well, I had this idelological moment, so I grabbed a TW and sketched an Avanti on the piece of paper. Of course it was Hotwheels, so it got a few more additions than what Studebaker intended(nothing to disrupt the lines, but appeal to the Hotwheels crowd). I put a little note on my actual age with this idea that "if possible to circulate the drawing to the uppers in management, that this would be a great addition" and so on and so forth. I knew from a realistical standpoint that this was gonna be a "fart in a whirlwind" and the drawing would probably find its way to a wastebasket, but I put it in anyway. I don't know if that wee drawing ever got circulated, or if the Avanti idea came from other sources, but I know I have a downhill track waiting for it if it makes it to our Walmart here :). Either that or a shelf next to its Att-a-tude(spelling) brethren here.....

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000145-1.jpg
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=left]

mbstude
10-12-2008, 08:19 PM
Hey PBR2...

I also sketched an Avanti. ;)

I won the little contest too. My prize was a huge box of all 100 or so cars that Hot Wheels made that year. (year 2000?) Still got 'em all, sitting in the back of closet.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/quadraportle005.jpg

PlainBrownR2
10-12-2008, 08:52 PM
I didn't win the contest though, I did it to see if they would really produce soon after the contest was over(think Butterfly effect). My age of 18 at the time excluded my personal self from the contest, but it didn't slow me down from giving it a shot [:o)]

Funny enough I thought I was the lone wolf on this endeavour, what were the odds of two sketches showing up in their slot? [:o)]

Gary1953
10-12-2008, 08:55 PM
The new Hot Wheel Avanti is great news. It will be released in several different colors through out the next few years. Any new Studebaker toy is good news.


http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Picture008.jpg
Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Bordeaux Daytona
10-12-2008, 10:09 PM
I bid on a few on ebay, won 3 of them for 99 cents each but the shipping is 8 bucks, still not too bad, cheaper than what the store will be if they ever show up, classics 4 has barely showed up around here!
There is supposed to be chase versions with rubber tires. Somebody from Bangkok, Thailand was selling them on ebay a while back with both style wheels, probably stealing them from the factory or they were rejects.
Can't wait to get them!:D
John

StudeMichael
10-12-2008, 10:24 PM
When you click on the link try clicking on: mix 1. You will see a nice size picture.

1957 Packard Clipper
1958 Golden Hawk
1963 Daytona Convertible
1963 R2 Daytona
1963 R2 GT Hawk
1963 R1 Wagonaire
1963 R4 Avanti
1964 Champ
1966 Cruiser

Karl
10-12-2008, 10:44 PM
Pair just went for $122 on e-bay[:0]

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/twnchgr/Picture2061-1.jpg

53k
10-12-2008, 10:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by Karl

Pair just went for $122 on e-bay[:0]

Unreal! And it's not nearly as nice as the Johnny Lightning version that came out a few months ago- sells at Toys R Us for something like $3.99.

Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

sbca96
10-18-2008, 05:53 PM
If it was black it would be an exact replica of my Avanti.;)

Didnt find a pic of the Hotwheel I could link to, but I found these:

http://www.hoslotcarracing.com/image/AutoWorld/AW-00107-06-J.jpg

http://www.theavanti.com/images/mc_package.jpghttp://www.theavanti.com/images/cg_package.jpg

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
10-18-2008, 05:53 PM
If it was black it would be an exact replica of my Avanti.;)

Didnt find a pic of the Hotwheel I could link to, but I found these:

http://www.hoslotcarracing.com/image/AutoWorld/AW-00107-06-J.jpg

http://www.theavanti.com/images/mc_package.jpghttp://www.theavanti.com/images/cg_package.jpg

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires