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ken-renda
01-20-2011, 01:38 PM
if you know of an 87 or 88 Avanti for sale within a reasonable distance from Richmond Va, please let me know. 804 776 6215


Forgot to add car has to be automatic.

karterfred88
01-20-2011, 02:12 PM
Don't know if this is what your looking for --88 Red Avanti II--in Hampton

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/2156394071.html

StudeMichael
01-20-2011, 03:22 PM
1987 avanti On EBAY:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other-Makes-Avanti-coupe-RBK-Built-Avanti-Motors-South-Bend-Indiana-Kelly-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem415623a00cQQitemZ280618049548QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

ken-renda
01-20-2011, 03:37 PM
1987 avanti On EBAY:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other-Makes-Avanti-coupe-RBK-Built-Avanti-Motors-South-Bend-Indiana-Kelly-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem415623a00cQQitemZ280618049548QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

Thanks, i'm watching it but it has very high miles.

snowy_buffalo
01-20-2011, 03:38 PM
Here's one from Craigslist that was mentioned here on the forum a couple of weeks ago by the owner. It's in North Carolina if that's close enough to Richmond.

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/2143332689.html



edit: I found the SDC Forum post on it.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?47709-Link-to-my-ad-on-Craigslist-for-88-Avanti

Bob Andrews
01-20-2011, 04:31 PM
Here's one from Craigslist that was mentioned here on the forum a couple of weeks ago by the owner. It's in North Carolina if that's close enough to Richmond.

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/2143332689.html



edit: I found the SDC Forum post on it.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?47709-Link-to-my-ad-on-Craigslist-for-88-Avanti

There you go. Ernie's well-known and trustworthy, and a real car guy. If he says something, you can believe it. I'd contact him before you do anything else!

bezhawk
01-20-2011, 05:11 PM
Jeff Rice here in Georgia has a nice 89 Supercharged Avanti with a Gear Vendors overdrive behind a 700r4 auto. VERY reasonable.

Rick Courtier
01-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Jeff Rice here in Georgia has a nice 89 Supercharged Avanti with a Gear Vendors overdrive behind a 700r4 auto. VERY reasonable.

Hey I was going to say that. . . . it very nice and it's a convertible too!

ken-renda
01-20-2011, 06:19 PM
Don't know if this is what your looking for --88 Red Avanti II--in Hampton

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/2156394071.html

thanks, i'm going to look at it Friday.

ken-renda
01-20-2011, 06:23 PM
Don't know if this is what your looking for --88 Red Avanti II--in Hampton

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/2156394071.html

thanks, will look at friday, saw the car today, i'm still looking

studegary
01-21-2011, 02:03 PM
Why not also consider 1989 models? They are almost the same as 1987-1988. The 1989 mentioned here is owned by someone on this Forum. The early 1987 models had teething problems. I purchased 1987 S/N ---006 brand new.

ken-renda
01-21-2011, 02:33 PM
Why not also consider 1989 models? They are almost the same as 1987-1988. The 1989 mentioned here is owned by someone on this Forum. The early 1987 models had teething problems. I purchased 1987 S/N ---006 brand new.

my original thinking was 1. 87 was first year of Monte Carlo frame and 2. In one more year year it meets Va antique car criteria. But will consider 88 and 89, thanks or reply, Ken

JBOYLE
01-21-2011, 03:51 PM
Why are you specifically looking for a Monte Carlo frame?

ken-renda
01-21-2011, 07:09 PM
Why are you specifically looking for a Monte Carlo frame?


handling and parts availability lead to the decision. Have restored 7 hawk type studebakers (from '54 to '63) since retirement and they all ride and handle like the old cars that they are. Hopefully, the Monte Carlo frame will handle better. ken

sweetolbob
01-21-2011, 07:40 PM
handling and parts availability lead to the decision. Have restored 7 hawk type studebakers (from '54 to '63) since retirement and they all ride and handle like the old cars that they are. Hopefully, the Monte Carlo frame will handle better. ken

Ken

Just curious, You looked at the 88 Avanti today by your post. I suspect you must have driven it. If so, Did you form an opinion on the handling of it versus the older Studebakers. Have you also driven a similar
Stude based Avanti?

I'm curious about your observations if you chose to share them. Nothing ulterior here, just have not driven the GM framed ones.

Thanks, Bob

JBOYLE
01-22-2011, 12:27 AM
Before I bought my car, the only Avanti I had ever driven was a 87. That was before I knew it had a GM frame and I remember thinking that it felt modern...rather remote or "floaty" the way 70s & 80s sedans were.
In the 70s and 80s I only had small cars, so never owned a large/mid-sized domestic sedan, but it reminded me of other cars of the period I had driven.
That's not meant as a gripe, just my impression.

I wanted an old car and since it's not my daily driver and I don't "push" or expect too much performance from it, I like the stock Studebaker feel.
In fact, having learned to drive in a 63 Rambler and 69 LTD (and a few 72 Mercury drivers ed cars) I was very pleasently surprised with how nice the Avanti actually was.
Good thing, since I personally didn't drive mine before I bought it.

If I were to use one as a dailty driver, I'd very possibly follow your route.

studegary
01-23-2011, 06:44 PM
I have owned Studebaker Avantis and a new 1987. I have also worked on and driven many that I did not own. The Studebaker Avantis were good to drive for their year. The 1987 was like driving a Monte Carlo (I have owned a couple of those also.). For a collector piece that is shown more than driven, I would go with a 1963-1964. For a regular driver, I would go with a 1987-2007.