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spokejr
08-09-2013, 12:22 AM
I'm not the seller, just saw this and thought it looks a lot like a certain novelist's car;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1963-Studebaker-Avanti-Base-R2-Black-rose-interior-Paxton-supercharger-/321180471503?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4ac7d910cf#ht_500wt_1182

I'm not sure the interior is the right colour but it looks good enough to pause and say, "Who gives a rat's patootie!?

GinettaG12P
08-09-2013, 12:49 AM
Did you know that in addition to the James Bond stories, he wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

candbstudebakers
08-09-2013, 02:20 AM
R-2 with a 140 mph speedo???

StudeRich
08-09-2013, 02:50 AM
That is about the most perfect, correct, Original Maroon Regal Interior we've seen in a very long time. -Rose, NO!

It is a very nice Car, the 46,000 looks possible.

Gunslinger
08-09-2013, 05:30 AM
R-2 with a 140 mph speedo???


All Avantis came standard with 140 mph speedometers at first. It wasn't until partway through the production run that non-R1's began being equipped with 160 mph units.

spokejr
08-09-2013, 10:39 PM
Did you know that in addition to the James Bond stories, he wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

Indeed Tom, he's a rather interesting fellow! Much more there than just a writer of spy thrillers.

On another note, I wasn't making comment on the correctness of the interior of car regarding production authenticity, just in regards to what Mr. Fleming ordered. Which raises a question, what was the interior colour scheme in Ian Fleming's car? All the pics I've seen are in black and white

Cheers,

Ken

SN-60
08-10-2013, 03:11 PM
This is a NICE Studebaker Avanti!

JBOYLE
08-10-2013, 03:22 PM
Which raises a question, what was the interior colour scheme in Ian Fleming's car? All the pics I've seen are in black and white
Cheers,
Ken
From the photos, it looks like his seats were black...not maroon/red. What's funny is the April 1963 article reproduced in the Brookland's excellent Avanti Limited Edition Extra magazine compilation book feels the need to explain who he is. It describes his James Bond books as "Britain's answer to Perry Mason". Wow, probably the first and only time someone made that comment. The article came from "Sporting Motorist" magazine...which I'm not familiar with. Canadian?