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cabforward
10-02-2017, 10:35 PM
Does anyone know what brand of vehicle the convertible top was used or modified for for the 1980"s Avanti's. Just looking for info thinking of making an Avanti convertible?

8E45E
10-03-2017, 06:36 AM
Some info here:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?78180-Anyone-recognize-this-red-1980s-Avanti-II-convertible&styleid=1

Craig

lschuc
10-06-2017, 12:47 AM
GM J Body cars.
JS

NO It was not any GM car. The prototypes in the '80s were custom built, one by Straman in southern California, and the other modified a '77 or '78 with a custom top.

The 1987 to 1989 convertibles were a custom design. They first tried a Chevy Cavilier top, but that did not work well, so a Michigan prototyping company custom built the tops.

LarkTruck
10-06-2017, 06:21 PM
NO It was not any GM car. The prototypes in the '80s were custom built, one by Straman in southern California, and the other modified a '77 or '78 with a custom top.

The 1987 to 1989 convertibles were a custom design. They first tried a Chevy Cavilier top, but that did not work well, so a Michigan prototyping company custom built the tops.

Last I checked, a Chevy Cavalier was a J-Body vehicle produced by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors.
Just sayin'
JS