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03-16-2007, 02:03 PM
I have a Granetelli B103 R3 engine for sale. Built and ready to go. I do have over 800 pictures of the engine before during and after the restoration. No expenses were spared on the engine, but I have to sell it. Please email me at nimeshsolanki@hotmail.com for information or pictures.


03-16-2007, 04:21 PM
Hi, Nimesh,

Good to have you back on board. (You do know you just guaranteed yourself to receive about 500 e-mail requests for info? EVERYONE here wants an R3, but very few have the jingle. :)

thnx, jv.


03-16-2007, 05:17 PM
No jingle, just drool [:p].

Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona


03-16-2007, 05:58 PM
count me in there... only thing I have worth enough to trade for it would be the car I'd want to put it in :(

This may be a dumb question, but someone interested may want to know... does it include the supercharger setup, and if so, is it Avanti or Lark/Hawk style? Or was the R3 only available with the Avanti brackets and pulleys?


55 Commander Starlight

03-16-2007, 06:01 PM
N8, you don't have enough value in both your cars to trade. <g> All the R3's used a side mount blower.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 GT Hawk R2 clone
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

03-16-2007, 06:17 PM
Bet it cost more than my entire Avanti....

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

03-16-2007, 09:17 PM
I wonder how many in my "fleet" I would have to trade to get this? Just imagine, "Honey, I'm home and just traded 5 trucks for one uninstalled motor." :D

Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

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.

Dick Steinkamp
03-16-2007, 09:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido
"Honey, I'm home and just traded 5 trucks for one uninstalled motor." :D

I'd guess they'd have to be at least $5,000 trucks (each) for a Nimesh built R3. (but worth every penny...I mean truck [8D] ).


03-16-2007, 10:41 PM
Greetings, All,

Had a nice, long conversation with Nimesh about his R3. It is definitely the best one which can be built - everything is literally perfect and brand new. Since the most recent complete R3 sold for a reported $28k, my guess his should be worth $35-50k. Whether anyone will pay that remains to be seen, but we all wish we could.

thnx, jv.