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miltsgirl
12-16-2006, 06:10 PM
Could someone please tell me how to locate the vehicle identification number on a 1964 Avanti?

Thanks in Advance!


[8D]

Roscomacaw
12-16-2006, 06:22 PM
There should be an stainless steel ID plate welded to the frame rail, just ahead of the firewall on the driver's side. If you open the hood and look straight down at the frame rail near the left rear corner of the engine, it should be visible. There may be some oily grunge on it, but that's where it should be.:)

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

miltsgirl
12-16-2006, 08:12 PM
Thank you for the prompt reply... should be no problem.

Nice truck!

Guido
12-16-2006, 08:41 PM
As Mr. Biggs said, it is a rectangular tag mounted on the top of the right side frame rail. You may need to lean into the engine bay a bit to get a good look it it. As a '64 it should read R4XXX or R5XXX. My '64 R2 is R5400.

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Alan
12-16-2006, 08:56 PM
It should be on the pass. side frame rail just forward of the firewall. The Avantis with the plate on the drivers side were for EX units only put on by Paxton in Santa Monica. Mine is R2007. Early 63 round headlight covers.

monomaniac
12-16-2006, 09:19 PM
Mr Biggs, please check again. It is NOT on the driver's side but on the passenger side. Or as they would say in some circles, on the woman's side.

Roscomacaw
12-17-2006, 02:38 PM
I stand corrected. I vassilated a bit before I typed my reply and let common sense choose (common sense whispering in my ear that they'd certainly have put the tag as close to where they were on metal cars as they could.). I knew where it was, just mis-recollected what side.[xx(] It's hell gettin' old.[xx(] Besides, it's been about 4 years since I looked at one of those ID plates on an Avanti.
I appreciate Avantis for what they are and what a dynamic attempt at a saving grace they were in '63, but I've never had the urge to own one. A fact that ROADRACELARK can appreciate more than anyone else. Right Dan?:)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

ROADRACELARK
12-17-2006, 07:15 PM
10-4 Bob...:D BUT...to be the true Stude fanatic, you're suppose to own at least one of each era.[:0] I'm just missing a few "eras"
;) Have a wonderful holiday season.:)
Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

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miltsgirl
12-17-2006, 07:54 PM
I want to thank all you guys for helping me out. My brother-in-law took a look under the hood & found it exactly where you had recollected, although on the passenger side.

I was under the impression this was a 64, but the first three digits of the VIN are 63R. Does this indicate it's actually a 63 model? [?]

Thanks again in advance!

[8D]

Alan
12-17-2006, 08:12 PM
What are the other 4 numbers after the 63R?

Guido
12-17-2006, 09:12 PM
Round headlights or square? It could be a '63 model that was not sold until '64 and titled as such.

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Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

miltsgirl
12-19-2006, 02:24 PM
Hi All,
Alan helped me to ascertain it is a 1963 model, made in February of that year. He is a real wealth of Studebaker knowledge!

This car has round headlights. I've heard something about round versus square, one of them is quite rare.

Can anyone enlighten me?

Thanks again!

Alan
12-19-2006, 04:42 PM
The first square headlight was #4892. The last at South Bend was #5647 so for SB production there were only 755 cars built with square headlight covers out of 4,647 units.

53k
12-23-2006, 08:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by Alan

The first square headlight was #4892. The last at South Bend was #5647 so for SB production there were only 755 cars built with square headlight covers out of 4,647 units.

Theoretically, Avantis could still be ordered with round headlights even after the transition. I don't if any actually were or not.

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