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aarrggh
10-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Lots of Orphans and no Candy ..... Hmmmmmmm .

http://i56.tinypic.com/34y7hfk.jpg

Steve T
10-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Oooo. Interesting stripe treatment...I like the extra Avanti script on the side of the hood bulge too...and even the wheels.

S.

52-fan
10-15-2010, 04:26 PM
You can have my share of that size/style of wheel on older cars. I like the paint job though.

55champion
10-15-2010, 04:36 PM
Very nice...thanks for posting

studegary
10-15-2010, 04:41 PM
OMG - I looked <G>. To each his own! At least the wheels/tires can be easily changed. I also don't care for the commonly done second color in the roof insets.

Chris Pile
10-15-2010, 06:44 PM
Well, I could live with it. <G>

mbstude
10-15-2010, 06:47 PM
My favorite thing about that car is the Twin Supercharged engine.

jclary
10-15-2010, 06:51 PM
Is that a for sale sign in the lower windshield passenger side or a funky reflection from those store signs?

Could be the next car for you admirers!

mbstude
10-15-2010, 07:16 PM
Is that a for sale sign in the lower windshield passenger side or a funky reflection from those store signs?

Could be the next car for you admirers!


This car is owned by forum member Karl Sparks. If I remember right, his dad bought the car when it was just a couple of years old. I doubt it's for sale.

aarrggh
10-15-2010, 08:42 PM
Here ya go , a little more info : http://www.paxtonauto.com/article.php?id=5

candbstudebakers
10-16-2010, 12:04 AM
Are you sure that this is the Sparks car? I have not seen it in the past year but don't remember it with the large wheels and paint areas,

clonelark
10-16-2010, 07:34 AM
An Avanti with Bling

JBOYLE
10-16-2010, 08:00 AM
I really like the extra Avanti script on the side of the hood bulge too, very subtle while being custom.
I don't miss the offset hood emblem much, I thought about leaving mine off, but I can see why Loewy and the design team put it there.

Nice car.

Sonny
10-16-2010, 10:31 AM
Are you sure that this is the Sparks car? I have not seen it in the past year but don't remember it with the large wheels and paint areas,


Yep, it sure is Karl's beauty, with the motor of El Mirage fame and VERY nicely personalized, I'd say. ;):cool::cool::cool:

Sdude
10-16-2010, 10:45 AM
Are you sure that this is the Sparks car? I have not seen it in the past year but don't remember it with the large wheels and paint areas,



Yes, That's definitely Karl's car. He's had those 20 inch wheels on it since I first saw it about 3 years ago. I've not seen one with that same paint scheme before. He told me he struggled over the decision to go with the 20 inch wheels but he's really happy with how it looks now. I happen to agree with him. They fill up the large wheel openings quite nicely.

clonelark
10-16-2010, 01:00 PM
If any car needed large wheels it's the Avanti.

raprice
10-16-2010, 01:18 PM
Beautiful car and really nice paint job. I'd be proud to own one like that.
Rog

StudeRich
10-16-2010, 03:30 PM
I know Karl and he is a great guy with a very fast Avanti and a good looking car, but I'd have to agree with Gary, those wheels are TOO glitzy and way too big requiring way to low profile tires to fit in the wheelwells! It would look better with non-chromed alloys or something other than those.

I have seen Avantis with 16 in. wheels, a way better choice than 18 to 22 in. because you can fit a higher profile 70 Series Tire in there and still get the same full wheelwell look and handling, without destroying the Classic '60's look of the car.