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sbca96
09-03-2006, 07:16 PM
Well, Avanti has popped up in Mexico, so we can all field questions
about Avantis being built in Canada AND Mexico now. They built a new
production facility thats a 10,000 square foot show room, and a 65,000
sq ft production building. The prototype still has my rim suggestion
though still no thank you. Just as long as its known, THEY copied me,
I didnt copy THEM! I had looked for over a decade for rims that really
complimented the Avanti design, usually when you offer help, you get a
thank you. Especially since the change really brings the car together.

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Avanti_Returns/Avanti_returns_004a.jpg

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/AvantiRims/avantiad2007a.jpg

Just another sign that Corporations just dont care. I shouldnt be
surprised.

Tom

mbstude
09-03-2006, 07:18 PM
"Historic Avantis". That's a new one. So, I guess I can't claim to live in the same state thay they make Avantis in anymore. :)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/SDCavatargood-1.jpg

mbstude
09-03-2006, 07:18 PM
"Historic Avantis". That's a new one. So, I guess I can't claim to live in the same state thay they make Avantis in anymore. :)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/SDCavatargood-1.jpg

sbca96
09-03-2006, 07:37 PM
Nope, sorry Matt. I think they heard about you, and ran to Mexico!;)

Tom

sbca96
09-03-2006, 07:37 PM
Nope, sorry Matt. I think they heard about you, and ran to Mexico!;)

Tom

ROADRACELARK
09-03-2006, 07:48 PM
Hey Tom,
Thank You ;) Seriously, your car looks fantastic! Your detail work really topped it off for the show. Really enjoyed the pics. They had a pretty big turn out, obviously for a very good cause. Hats off to you for your hard work...it really shows.:D OBTW, like Matt, I can't make that claim either:(. Oh well, the old place wasn't much to look at and according to the story and pictures in AOAI, the new place is a palace[8D]. Again, congrats,Tom, you deserve it.
Dan Miller:)

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

ROADRACELARK
09-03-2006, 07:48 PM
Hey Tom,
Thank You ;) Seriously, your car looks fantastic! Your detail work really topped it off for the show. Really enjoyed the pics. They had a pretty big turn out, obviously for a very good cause. Hats off to you for your hard work...it really shows.:D OBTW, like Matt, I can't make that claim either:(. Oh well, the old place wasn't much to look at and according to the story and pictures in AOAI, the new place is a palace[8D]. Again, congrats,Tom, you deserve it.
Dan Miller:)

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

mbstude
09-03-2006, 07:50 PM
I was at the Avanti Motors grand opening in '99. Wasn't much to it, other than meeting Tom Kellogg. Even got my picture with him. :D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/SDCavatargood-1.jpg

mbstude
09-03-2006, 07:50 PM
I was at the Avanti Motors grand opening in '99. Wasn't much to it, other than meeting Tom Kellogg. Even got my picture with him. :D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/SDCavatargood-1.jpg

sbca96
09-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Thanks Dan ... I do appreciate the kind words. What gets me is that
either the person that intercepted my email, or the person that had
replied to my post on AOAI used MY idea as their own. I feel that if
those in charge had received the info, I would have got a reply. I am
not asking for money, or stock, but a simple old fashioned thank you
from Avanti Motors for adding the final touch to their new 2007 Avanti
would have been nice. My wife just about spit out her coffee when I
showed her that promotional picture today. She says, "Thats so $@#%#$
screwed up, they use it, and not even thank you??". Yup, they did!

Tom

sbca96
09-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Thanks Dan ... I do appreciate the kind words. What gets me is that
either the person that intercepted my email, or the person that had
replied to my post on AOAI used MY idea as their own. I feel that if
those in charge had received the info, I would have got a reply. I am
not asking for money, or stock, but a simple old fashioned thank you
from Avanti Motors for adding the final touch to their new 2007 Avanti
would have been nice. My wife just about spit out her coffee when I
showed her that promotional picture today. She says, "Thats so $@#%#$
screwed up, they use it, and not even thank you??". Yup, they did!

Tom

JDP
09-03-2006, 11:29 PM
The wheels they are using look a lot like the Mustang wheels that would come on the Mustang chassis they are using on the 2007 Avanti.

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65 Sports Sedan
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
09-03-2006, 11:29 PM
The wheels they are using look a lot like the Mustang wheels that would come on the Mustang chassis they are using on the 2007 Avanti.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
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Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
52 Starliner
51 Commander

sbca96
09-04-2006, 02:01 AM
JDP, nope, they are not the factory Mustang wheels. That design was
ONLY used on the 03 and 04 Mustang Cobra. Trust me on this one. It
was also changed on the FIRST advertisement after I sent the info to
Avanti Motors. Prior to that they were using different wheels. It
even looks like the center caps have the Cobra emblem, though it could
say "Avanti" and look like the 'Snake'.;)

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/AvantiRims/Avantiad2007only.jpg

Here is the 2006 Mustang the new Avanti is built on : GT shown

http://us.autos1.yimg.com/img.autos.yahoo.com/aic/ford_mustang_gtdeluxecoupe_2006_385x192.jpg

here is the upcoming 2007 Mustang Cobra :

http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/images/2006/05/shelby_gt500_blue.jpg

Here is the ugly wheels they HAD on the new prototype before I contacted
them, and explained how good the '03 Cobra wheels matched the design :

http://www.theavanti.com/2005avbig5.jpg

http://www.gagme.com/greg/Boxster/autoshow021504/cas45.jpg

Tom

sbca96
09-04-2006, 02:01 AM
JDP, nope, they are not the factory Mustang wheels. That design was
ONLY used on the 03 and 04 Mustang Cobra. Trust me on this one. It
was also changed on the FIRST advertisement after I sent the info to
Avanti Motors. Prior to that they were using different wheels. It
even looks like the center caps have the Cobra emblem, though it could
say "Avanti" and look like the 'Snake'.;)

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/AvantiRims/Avantiad2007only.jpg

Here is the 2006 Mustang the new Avanti is built on : GT shown

http://us.autos1.yimg.com/img.autos.yahoo.com/aic/ford_mustang_gtdeluxecoupe_2006_385x192.jpg

here is the upcoming 2007 Mustang Cobra :

http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/images/2006/05/shelby_gt500_blue.jpg

Here is the ugly wheels they HAD on the new prototype before I contacted
them, and explained how good the '03 Cobra wheels matched the design :

http://www.theavanti.com/2005avbig5.jpg

http://www.gagme.com/greg/Boxster/autoshow021504/cas45.jpg

Tom

avantilover
09-04-2006, 03:07 AM
Looks like a nice car, too bad the steering wheel is on the wrong side[:p]

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
09-04-2006, 03:07 AM
Looks like a nice car, too bad the steering wheel is on the wrong side[:p]

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

Buck
09-04-2006, 07:07 PM
SBCA, I really!!!! like those wheels. I for one want to thank you for that idea. I liked the Kelsey Hayes Magnum 500 wheels but your idea is so much more modern. Can you buy those wheels aftermarket? Tom

Buck
09-04-2006, 07:07 PM
SBCA, I really!!!! like those wheels. I for one want to thank you for that idea. I liked the Kelsey Hayes Magnum 500 wheels but your idea is so much more modern. Can you buy those wheels aftermarket? Tom

Scott
09-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Moved to Mexico? You'd think they would say something on their website about it. Of course, we're talking about Avanti motors, here, so anything's possible (or impossible).

Scott
09-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Moved to Mexico? You'd think they would say something on their website about it. Of course, we're talking about Avanti motors, here, so anything's possible (or impossible).

61hawk
09-04-2006, 07:47 PM
Given the choice, I'll take the Cobra and pocket the extra $30K.

61hawk
09-04-2006, 07:47 PM
Given the choice, I'll take the Cobra and pocket the extra $30K.

Thomas63R2
09-04-2006, 10:42 PM
Thank God that the resort business has been very profitable for Mike Kelly - because the secret sales numbers of Avanti in recent years could not have paid for all of that. I hope that after he finds a buyer for the blue convertible that he finds a buyer for the next one, and the next one....

Hopefully Avanti magazine will pay a visit and publish a pictoral of the new facility and the historic collection.

Thomas

New Stude guy! Long time hot rodder
'63 Avanti R2 4 speed with interesting plans

Thomas63R2
09-04-2006, 10:42 PM
Thank God that the resort business has been very profitable for Mike Kelly - because the secret sales numbers of Avanti in recent years could not have paid for all of that. I hope that after he finds a buyer for the blue convertible that he finds a buyer for the next one, and the next one....

Hopefully Avanti magazine will pay a visit and publish a pictoral of the new facility and the historic collection.

Thomas

New Stude guy! Long time hot rodder
'63 Avanti R2 4 speed with interesting plans

Transtar56
09-05-2006, 01:36 AM
Im still waiting for the "Studebaker Motor Company" to build there new car. Anyone heard from them lately?

Transtar56
09-05-2006, 01:36 AM
Im still waiting for the "Studebaker Motor Company" to build there new car. Anyone heard from them lately?

sbca96
09-05-2006, 01:42 AM
Buck,

Yes, the wheels are available in the aftermarket, actually the above
black 63 Avanti is mine. Factory 03/04 Cobra wheels are 9 inch wide
which will NOT fit a Studebaker with the 6 inch backspacing. AFS wheels
in Canoga Park, Ca makes an 8 inch version with a 5.02 backspacing and
that gets you closer. Unfortunately this still comes VERY close to
the tie rods, so to make them fit you need a 1/4 to 1/2 spacer on the
front. The disc brake setup that I developed uses the rotor between
the wheel and hub, which acts like a 1/4 spacer. Dave told me that
his 12 inch Mopar disc brake setup also moves the wheel mount surface
out about 1/4 to 1/2, so a Steeltech "big car" brake setup would also
work. Though, I took his "biggest brakes available for Studebaker"
claim away.;)

http://www.afswheels.com/

(though their site seems to be under repair)

Tom

sbca96
09-05-2006, 01:42 AM
Buck,

Yes, the wheels are available in the aftermarket, actually the above
black 63 Avanti is mine. Factory 03/04 Cobra wheels are 9 inch wide
which will NOT fit a Studebaker with the 6 inch backspacing. AFS wheels
in Canoga Park, Ca makes an 8 inch version with a 5.02 backspacing and
that gets you closer. Unfortunately this still comes VERY close to
the tie rods, so to make them fit you need a 1/4 to 1/2 spacer on the
front. The disc brake setup that I developed uses the rotor between
the wheel and hub, which acts like a 1/4 spacer. Dave told me that
his 12 inch Mopar disc brake setup also moves the wheel mount surface
out about 1/4 to 1/2, so a Steeltech "big car" brake setup would also
work. Though, I took his "biggest brakes available for Studebaker"
claim away.;)

http://www.afswheels.com/

(though their site seems to be under repair)

Tom

studeclunker
09-12-2006, 02:46 AM
Yet more of our economy exported. I'm not ashamed or sorry to say that I won't buy any car that isn't made in the USA. That precludes nearly all of the cars assembled in this country as they now sport the majority of their parts made in China and etc. Now Avanti has jumped ship. Pity.

I understand the rationale of moving to Mexico. It's admittedly good for them, both company and country. However, one can lend out only so much lumber till the roof collapses from no support. This is good for Avanti in the short run, but after a generation or so, there aren't going to be as many Americans, if any, buying Avantis. Then again, since when has corporate america cared about the common man?

As for your thank-you for the wheel idea? Welcome to Corporate America. Managers do this kind of thing all the time. Why go to the trouble of coming up with something yourself when you can steal it and take the credit? Why do you think Dilbert is so popular?

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
09-12-2006, 02:46 AM
Yet more of our economy exported. I'm not ashamed or sorry to say that I won't buy any car that isn't made in the USA. That precludes nearly all of the cars assembled in this country as they now sport the majority of their parts made in China and etc. Now Avanti has jumped ship. Pity.

I understand the rationale of moving to Mexico. It's admittedly good for them, both company and country. However, one can lend out only so much lumber till the roof collapses from no support. This is good for Avanti in the short run, but after a generation or so, there aren't going to be as many Americans, if any, buying Avantis. Then again, since when has corporate america cared about the common man?

As for your thank-you for the wheel idea? Welcome to Corporate America. Managers do this kind of thing all the time. Why go to the trouble of coming up with something yourself when you can steal it and take the credit? Why do you think Dilbert is so popular?

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

hank63
09-12-2006, 07:11 AM
"...when you can steal it and take the credit..."
Sound pretty universal to me. Most companies I have had contact with, insist that any good idea you have whilst in their employ, belongs to them. Kind of stifles the creativity, doesn't it?
/H

hank63
09-12-2006, 07:11 AM
"...when you can steal it and take the credit..."
Sound pretty universal to me. Most companies I have had contact with, insist that any good idea you have whilst in their employ, belongs to them. Kind of stifles the creativity, doesn't it?
/H

8E45E
09-12-2006, 07:54 AM
[quote]Originally posted by hank63

"...when you can steal it and take the credit..."
Sound pretty universal to me. Most companies I have had contact with, insist that any good idea you have whilst in their employ, belongs to them.

Yep, its called "Intellectual Property" in legal terms. Seems to be a huge legal issue today, especially if one who came up with a good invention or industrial design ends up leaving a company and goes to work for someone else in a competing marketplace. I often wonder if some car designers could be successfully sued today for jumping ship from one automaker to the other for design similarities...

Craig.

8E45E
09-12-2006, 07:54 AM
[quote]Originally posted by hank63

"...when you can steal it and take the credit..."
Sound pretty universal to me. Most companies I have had contact with, insist that any good idea you have whilst in their employ, belongs to them.

Yep, its called "Intellectual Property" in legal terms. Seems to be a huge legal issue today, especially if one who came up with a good invention or industrial design ends up leaving a company and goes to work for someone else in a competing marketplace. I often wonder if some car designers could be successfully sued today for jumping ship from one automaker to the other for design similarities...

Craig.

sbca96
09-12-2006, 11:19 AM
Funny you mention that about the "intellectual property", the company
that I work for has that policy too. I had to confirm that my brake
bracket design didnt fall under this heading too!! I was told it was
safe since it didnt have anything to do with what the company makes.

I had to check though!

Tom

sbca96
09-12-2006, 11:19 AM
Funny you mention that about the "intellectual property", the company
that I work for has that policy too. I had to confirm that my brake
bracket design didnt fall under this heading too!! I was told it was
safe since it didnt have anything to do with what the company makes.

I had to check though!

Tom

JBOYLE
09-12-2006, 12:40 PM
Don't worry about having to explain the Mexican production...I 'll bet not one in a thousand people (general public...not "car guys") will know about the new version. And with its price...we won't see many on the streets (unless you live in Palm Beach).

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

Washington State

JBOYLE
09-12-2006, 12:40 PM
Don't worry about having to explain the Mexican production...I 'll bet not one in a thousand people (general public...not "car guys") will know about the new version. And with its price...we won't see many on the streets (unless you live in Palm Beach).

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

Washington State

Roscomacaw
09-12-2006, 02:05 PM
Heh - the new "Avantis" are something I could NOT care any less about. Like the perpetually promised revival of Studebaker, it bears extremely scant lineage to the real Studes or Avantis. I'll never own one (and I doubt will anyone in attendance of this forum own one either), nor do I endeavor to.:D
Overpriced toys for the elite that need something to brag about for a few months until some new distraction blows in on the wind.[}:)] If they were "affordable" the rich wouldn't buy them. It's not the styling as much as the snob appeal that sells these things (when and if they ever get built).
This firm's move to Mexico is non-news in any event - unless you were hoping to get a job with them and try to get by on what they'd have paid.
Now this outfit can build them for a minor fraction of what it would've cost in the US and STILL offer them for the same "bargain" price they'd planned on. Sure makes me wanna contribute to Mike Kelly's lifestyle.[xx(]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
09-12-2006, 02:05 PM
Heh - the new "Avantis" are something I could NOT care any less about. Like the perpetually promised revival of Studebaker, it bears extremely scant lineage to the real Studes or Avantis. I'll never own one (and I doubt will anyone in attendance of this forum own one either), nor do I endeavor to.:D
Overpriced toys for the elite that need something to brag about for a few months until some new distraction blows in on the wind.[}:)] If they were "affordable" the rich wouldn't buy them. It's not the styling as much as the snob appeal that sells these things (when and if they ever get built).
This firm's move to Mexico is non-news in any event - unless you were hoping to get a job with them and try to get by on what they'd have paid.
Now this outfit can build them for a minor fraction of what it would've cost in the US and STILL offer them for the same "bargain" price they'd planned on. Sure makes me wanna contribute to Mike Kelly's lifestyle.[xx(]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

JBOYLE
09-12-2006, 04:18 PM
quote:[i] Now this outfit can build them for a minor fraction of what it would've cost in the US and STILL offer them for the same "bargain" price they'd planned on. Sure makes me wanna contribute to Mike Kelly's lifestyle.[xx(]



Don't hold back, tell us what you REALLY think!:D

Seriously, since the car is basically a Mustang, most of it is American, and a lot of the purchase price goes to Ford.
Wonder if they buy real Mustangs or does Ford just sell them a naked unibody?

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

Washington State

JBOYLE
09-12-2006, 04:18 PM
quote:[i] Now this outfit can build them for a minor fraction of what it would've cost in the US and STILL offer them for the same "bargain" price they'd planned on. Sure makes me wanna contribute to Mike Kelly's lifestyle.[xx(]



Don't hold back, tell us what you REALLY think!:D

Seriously, since the car is basically a Mustang, most of it is American, and a lot of the purchase price goes to Ford.
Wonder if they buy real Mustangs or does Ford just sell them a naked unibody?

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

Washington State

Roscomacaw
09-12-2006, 05:45 PM
Here's as pertinent a piece of news about Avantis as the Mexi-Ford variety.[^]

This is an example of an upscale line of greeting cards I discovered the other day. First time I've ever seen them anyway. Right outta Detroit too - as in Detroit Michigan.;)

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/9/12/Avanticard.jpg

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
09-12-2006, 05:45 PM
Here's as pertinent a piece of news about Avantis as the Mexi-Ford variety.[^]

This is an example of an upscale line of greeting cards I discovered the other day. First time I've ever seen them anyway. Right outta Detroit too - as in Detroit Michigan.;)

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/9/12/Avanticard.jpg

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

8E45E
09-12-2006, 06:40 PM
\

This is an example of an upscale line of greeting cards I discovered the other day. First time I've ever seen them anyway. Right outta Detroit too - as in Detroit Michigan.;)

Here's an album cover from one of our local Calgary bands from a couple of years ago... Excellent choice of car and great group!

Craig.
http://static.flickr.com/89/241913958_43f84b0fc4.jpg?v=0

8E45E
09-12-2006, 06:40 PM
This is an example of an upscale line of greeting cards I discovered the other day. First time I've ever seen them anyway. Right outta Detroit too - as in Detroit Michigan.;)

Here's an album cover from one of our local Calgary bands from a couple of years ago... Excellent choice of car and great group!

Craig.
http://static.flickr.com/89/241913958_43f84b0fc4.jpg?v=0

BeeJay
09-13-2006, 07:59 AM
Another company gone from the US. I recently purchased an 06 Silverado pickup. I believe in buying US products. After the purchase, I was suprised to find that the truck was built in Mexico. Wonder how long it is going to take for the corperations to realize that the people in foriegn countrys can not buy the products they build. Hard to buy a $27,000 truck when you are making $5.00 an hour. Now that the jobs have gone to other countrys, they can't sell them here for the same reason. Then they cry because the lots are full of vehicles and they can't sell them. You would think that these super-intellegent upper managment types would realize this, but apparently as long as they are getting their large pay checks and bonuses they don't care.

Ross Perot was right, NAFTA created a large sucking sound as jobs left the US.

Just my favorate rant.

Bob


Own '53 Commander Starliner. Red w/beige top. 350 Chev/700R4. Tilt,cruise,A/C.

BeeJay
09-13-2006, 07:59 AM
Another company gone from the US. I recently purchased an 06 Silverado pickup. I believe in buying US products. After the purchase, I was suprised to find that the truck was built in Mexico. Wonder how long it is going to take for the corperations to realize that the people in foriegn countrys can not buy the products they build. Hard to buy a $27,000 truck when you are making $5.00 an hour. Now that the jobs have gone to other countrys, they can't sell them here for the same reason. Then they cry because the lots are full of vehicles and they can't sell them. You would think that these super-intellegent upper managment types would realize this, but apparently as long as they are getting their large pay checks and bonuses they don't care.

Ross Perot was right, NAFTA created a large sucking sound as jobs left the US.

Just my favorate rant.

Bob


Own '53 Commander Starliner. Red w/beige top. 350 Chev/700R4. Tilt,cruise,A/C.

JBOYLE
09-13-2006, 10:51 AM
If you search "Avanti" on ebay you'll find appliances, stuffed toys, the aforementioned greeting cards, powerboats, bicycles and...condoms.

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

Washington State

JBOYLE
09-13-2006, 10:51 AM
If you search "Avanti" on ebay you'll find appliances, stuffed toys, the aforementioned greeting cards, powerboats, bicycles and...condoms.

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

Washington State

Scott
09-13-2006, 12:05 PM
So the guys in the other "SDC" club can use Avanti condoms. Boy, the parallels between our clubs are truly amazing...:D

Scott
09-13-2006, 12:05 PM
So the guys in the other "SDC" club can use Avanti condoms. Boy, the parallels between our clubs are truly amazing...:D

Studedude1961
09-13-2006, 03:58 PM
I've had a few people who know I am into Studebakers ask if they are still building Avantis. It's hard to answer...my replies the last 5 years or so of seeing something about plastic-bodied Camaro-based models, an SUV-SUX (or whatever "The New Studebaker" called it) and now some plastic Mustang thingie are vague. When pressed, I do know they are made...or not...in Canada and now in Mexico I think in a spiffy factory that may be real or airbrushed. Or something.

If Avanti is still being built I would imagine the sponsors have some heavy PR to do!

Buy the real deal or the original Avanti II. That way you'll have something!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
09-13-2006, 03:58 PM
I've had a few people who know I am into Studebakers ask if they are still building Avantis. It's hard to answer...my replies the last 5 years or so of seeing something about plastic-bodied Camaro-based models, an SUV-SUX (or whatever "The New Studebaker" called it) and now some plastic Mustang thingie are vague. When pressed, I do know they are made...or not...in Canada and now in Mexico I think in a spiffy factory that may be real or airbrushed. Or something.

If Avanti is still being built I would imagine the sponsors have some heavy PR to do!

Buy the real deal or the original Avanti II. That way you'll have something!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser