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DEEPNHOCK
07-12-2013, 07:47 AM
http://www.roadandtrack.com/features/web-originals/photos-mustangs-and-the-path-not-taken#slide-6

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1962FordAvantiConceptCar_zps5eca5f0e.jpg

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1962 Avanti design studyAt the same time as the Allegro, Ford drew up the Avanti. Yep, thatís right, itís a Ford concept with a name that eventually wound up as a Studebaker production vehicle. This is essentially a fastback-roofed version of those tiny Thunderbird two-seaters. About the only thing from this concept that had legs was the fastback roofline, which looks way more awesome on Frank Bullitís GT 390 than it does on this very complete concept.

4961Studebaker
07-12-2013, 08:25 AM
Interesting
Ford had the name first?

I see similarities of the Matador as well as Vega. Then again I just woke up tired eyes can see crazy things.

Very cool concept photos in the article link. Passed it along to some Mustang nuts at work.

8E45E
07-12-2013, 08:28 AM
The rear end of this car and this Thunderbird concept are remarkably similar: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?50098-Vehicle-of-the-day-3-3-11-1963-Thunderbird-concept&highlight=thunderbird

Craig

Gunslinger
07-12-2013, 08:50 AM
It's interesting that the photo is dated 7-12-62...Studebaker had already introduced the "real" Avanti by then as '63 models.

shifter4
07-12-2013, 10:14 AM
It made me think of this car , the Glas GT from the same time frame.
here is a link to pics on Google .

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1551&bih=1038&q=glas+GT&oq=glas+GT&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24.2906.5681.0.6800.7.7.0.0.0.0.332.766.6j3-1.7.0....0...1ac.1.19.img.LBJ3LLDYv0c

studegary
07-12-2013, 02:27 PM
It's interesting that the photo is dated 7-12-62...Studebaker had already introduced the "real" Avanti by then as '63 models.

That is what I was thinking. The Studebaker Avanti was not only introduced by then, but was in its second month of production.

63t-cab
07-12-2013, 02:29 PM
That may be,but Studebaker built a superior body shape to go with the name.as usual Studebaker built smoother crisper seamless looking cars,ahead of the rest.

Swifster
07-12-2013, 02:33 PM
That may be,but Studebaker built a superior body shape to go with the name.as usual Studebaker built smoother crisper seamless looking cars,ahead of the rest.

Of course, no bias is involved... ;-)

63t-cab
07-12-2013, 08:56 PM
I pulled that from deep with-in my heart <G>
Of course, no bias is involved... ;-)

Roscomacaw
07-12-2013, 10:01 PM
The rear third of that Ford concept makes me think: First generation Valiant.

Milaca
07-13-2013, 12:37 AM
This Avanti would likely have also been equipped with a 289 (if it debuted as a 1965 model) or it could have used the big block 352. I guess Ford liked copying Studebaker-Packard. :)
The rear of the car looks Italian in design to me. The nose/front end looks a bit too long. What does the very front look like? Does it have a grill like a traditional car?