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JDP
03-31-2007, 01:44 PM
Who was it that said. "There is nothing more expensive then a cheap Avanti" :) I need to learn to listen to that guy.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290100495062&rd=1,1

I was a hour away from being on the way to the airport to the casino in Nevada when I rolled the dice on this car. See you all on Weds.

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

StudeRich
03-31-2007, 01:57 PM
Is Conshohocken in Nevada???:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-31-2007, 01:57 PM
Is Conshohocken in Nevada???:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

PackardV8
03-31-2007, 02:01 PM
Greetings, JDP,

1. You can't lose money parting it out. Thankfully, that is not your method. The world NEEDS more R2s on the road.
2. It will also be easy to make a decent profit just cleaning it up and buffing off the rust. Dreams sell easily.
3. Of course, no one has to tell you to resist the temptation to make it right. Am prepared to postulate no one has ever broken even selling a restored Avanti. (Unless his wife is standing there when he is discussing the transaction.)

thnx, jv.

PackardV8

PackardV8
03-31-2007, 02:01 PM
Greetings, JDP,

1. You can't lose money parting it out. Thankfully, that is not your method. The world NEEDS more R2s on the road.
2. It will also be easy to make a decent profit just cleaning it up and buffing off the rust. Dreams sell easily.
3. Of course, no one has to tell you to resist the temptation to make it right. Am prepared to postulate no one has ever broken even selling a restored Avanti. (Unless his wife is standing there when he is discussing the transaction.)

thnx, jv.

PackardV8

Guido
03-31-2007, 03:13 PM
John,

I thought of you when I saw the car listed but after taking a look at the bumpers I just "knew" the hog troughs were gone. However, with the prices for R series motors even the BIN would be worth it with the body panels to boot.

Conshohocken is at the intersection of I-76 and 476 just west of Philly. Autocar trucks were made just down the road from there.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
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.

Guido
03-31-2007, 03:13 PM
John,

I thought of you when I saw the car listed but after taking a look at the bumpers I just "knew" the hog troughs were gone. However, with the prices for R series motors even the BIN would be worth it with the body panels to boot.

Conshohocken is at the intersection of I-76 and 476 just west of Philly. Autocar trucks were made just down the road from there.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
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.

bige
03-31-2007, 07:25 PM
My 64 R2 was worse than that, missing all the R2 Parts except for the right block and engine code, front fender busted apart over the wheel well, and the interior was not as nice as JP's. Paid $3500 for it in 1995.

ErnieR

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/avnatiglamour007.jpg

bige
03-31-2007, 07:25 PM
My 64 R2 was worse than that, missing all the R2 Parts except for the right block and engine code, front fender busted apart over the wheel well, and the interior was not as nice as JP's. Paid $3500 for it in 1995.

ErnieR

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/avnatiglamour007.jpg

JDP
04-01-2007, 12:54 AM
I hit the BIN based on the knowledge that it may well have hog trough/frame issues. I figured if a used R2 engine without the blower sold for $3700 on ebay last week, I'd be fine if the car can't be saved. BTW, I'm at the casino in Laughlin Nv. the car in in Pa.

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
04-01-2007, 12:54 AM
I hit the BIN based on the knowledge that it may well have hog trough/frame issues. I figured if a used R2 engine without the blower sold for $3700 on ebay last week, I'd be fine if the car can't be saved. BTW, I'm at the casino in Laughlin Nv. the car in in Pa.

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

sbca96
04-01-2007, 05:26 PM
Nice .. looks like a great base for a restoration.

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: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
04-01-2007, 05:26 PM
Nice .. looks like a great base for a restoration.

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: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

JDP
04-01-2007, 06:24 PM
I hope it can be saved, not only a R2, but a very late production example.

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
04-01-2007, 06:24 PM
I hope it can be saved, not only a R2, but a very late production example.

64 Commander-64 Daytona
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander