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studefan
06-14-2015, 05:13 PM
I keep looking at this 64 Avanti on ebay as it seems unusual to me. The color combo, if original, and later style solid interior in the earlier color (not claret) is really different.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Avanti-Deluxe-/281720170461?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4197d4a7dd&item=281720170461

sweetolbob
06-14-2015, 05:27 PM
No clearcoat on an original Avanti. It's interesting that even the trunk channel is dull. You might want to go look at it with some 2000 grit and polish to see the condition. It's a decent car but if it needs paint and anything else you'll be into it for a much larger amount.

Look over the sales price of recently sold Avanti's both on Ebay and Bob Johnstones site and make your decision from there.

If you really want it have a local look it over, on second look you are a fur piece away.

Bob

studefan
06-14-2015, 06:03 PM
Thanks Bob. I am not a buyer but I think it's an unusual car. Does someone have the museum guide on Avantis? I wonder if we can determine how many were built with this interior and exterior color combined.

ddub
06-14-2015, 07:12 PM
There were 19 red on red 64's built, if I read the production data monograph correctly.

studegary
06-15-2015, 01:03 PM
It isn't "original" if it has "Leather Seats".

8E45E
06-15-2015, 01:14 PM
Thanks Bob. I am not a buyer but I think it's an unusual car. Does someone have the museum guide on Avantis? I wonder if we can determine how many were built with this interior and exterior color combined.

Yes they do. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?51160-Avanti-Production-Statistics-now-available&highlight=husvar

Craig

t walgamuth
06-15-2015, 03:35 PM
It reminds me of Rick Moon's car but I think the scenery does not look like Indiana. ....also you'll prolly have to pry his from his cold dead hands!;)

Halibrand1
06-15-2015, 07:50 PM
Ricks car is gold . I do agree this car has a special appeal . Ed

t walgamuth
06-16-2015, 11:10 AM
Ricks car is gold . I do agree this car has a special appeal . Ed

With an orange interior, right?

DEEPNHOCK
06-16-2015, 11:33 AM
Says right in the ad...

Item location:
Wenatchee, Washington, United States




It reminds me of Rick Moon's car but I think the scenery does not look like Indiana. ....<snip>

jnfweber
06-16-2015, 02:44 PM
No clearcoat on an original Avanti. It's interesting that even the trunk channel is dull. You might want to go look at it with some 2000 grit and polish to see the condition. It's a decent car but if it needs paint and anything else you'll be into it for a much larger amount.

Look over the sales price of recently sold Avanti's both on Ebay and Bob Johnstones site and make your decision from there.

If you really want it have a local look it over, on second look you are a fur piece away

No doubt that is a beautiful original survivor Avanti. Might be possible to polish the paint to a nice shine, or prep it for a clear coat and save some money that way. What is the brand of the wheels, which look exactly like the wheels that WERE on my R2-R4212, which I bought in 1998 for $12,000 and sold in 2013 for $12,000, figuring about $500 annual "possession" maintenance expenses, including SS exhaust by Mike Myers? I was told in 1998 that it had a $4,000 paint job which has held up very well over the past 15 years, mostly covered in a garage, now sitting out in the Montana sun. My other Avanti, bought for $7,500 around 2001, with about the same "maintenance" expenses, got a fresh paint job in Montana with over a year sitting in the body shop, worked on part time, at about $4,500 for the painting. R2-4212 is currently for sale in Montana for around $15,000. I would rather have the "Red on Red" Avanti currently listed on ebay for $15,000 than the R2 I sold. My current Avanti R-1 R5213 has air conditioning and is not for sale, with 101K miles. I question why the ebay Avanti required a "rebuild" on the engine at 67K?

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Buzzard
06-17-2015, 10:13 AM
I used to sell those wheels circa 1968-1970. They were ET II and were actually TWO piece wheels. The outer polished lip and spokes were one piece and were pressed into steel outers, then with little tabs which were cast into the outers, they were welded to the inners at the tabs. As hokey as it sounds I had them on my '63 GT for many years before progressing to Cragar S/S units. Its just 60's technology. As an aside, that BFG T/A is VERY ancient and was produced about that same era(probably early to mid 70's). Date code them and you wouldn't want to drive very far on them. Also with being located in Wenatchee, Washington, it gets pretty warm there in the summer so dry rot is probably pretty prevalent.
Hope this info helps.
Cheers, Bill