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bams50
09-24-2008, 09:10 PM
I really like this one for the price- currently at $4250, and the reserve's off!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1963-studebaker-AVANTI-SUPERCHARGED-R2_W0QQitemZ160284175183QQihZ006QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZView Item

I'm not a big Avanti guy, and even I'd like to bid on this one! I bet it at least doubles before it's done[8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

289stude
09-24-2008, 10:14 PM
Man Bams Its a 4spd too.




John

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock Sale Pending

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/transtar3-1-2.jpg

JDP
09-24-2008, 10:27 PM
Bams, repeat after me "There is nothing more expensive then......" :)

I do like the hole in the inner fender for the AC compressor. If it stays under 6K, it might be a beater Avanti driver if the troughs and frame are OK.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

wcarroll@outrageous.net
09-25-2008, 02:42 AM
Best thing about that fender hole John is that it's dual purpose -it keeps both the driver AND the engine cooler!!! O_O

I like the car too, but I'm a sucker for silver....

http://community.webshots.com/user/s2dbaker?vhost=community

bams50
09-25-2008, 04:37 AM
I hear ya, JP:) It has some questions that need answers, like what the hog troughs look like... but being a FL car there's a good chance they're good... then, it might be a good price for an r2 car!

I do admit to really liking the color combo.....

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Avantidon
09-25-2008, 06:18 AM
Having much experience with these cars always have some one look at it before bidding. Bob if you are truly interested I know a very knowledgeable Avanti guy very close by to the car who will look at it for you. Also there is a way to put air on an R-2 by modifying the PS setup but not the way this one was done.

bige
09-25-2008, 05:09 PM
If you had to chance a cheap Avanti (if it stays cheap) this one might not be too bad. I think this car might have a tilt wheel, last one I saw on ebay went for 2K if I remember correctly. Original carb is there seats don't look bad, from here. The A/C is creative but others have done cleaner compressor installations and this car has the evaporator and vent assembly there already. Or take off the A/C and pay for a new rear bumper with the ebay proceeds.

If my car had a four speed I would be driving it instead of repairing it.

Best of all it has the R2 Clock?!

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/track.jpg

bams50
09-25-2008, 05:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Bob if you are truly interested I know a very knowledgeable Avanti guy very close by to the car who will look at it for you.

Not in the market presently, just giving a heads-up. I think it's on the money for that!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

JDP
09-25-2008, 05:54 PM
Again, not a bad deal unless you decide to restore it. Figure at least 20K more to make it a 20K car. (If the are no frame, hog trough or mechanical issues)

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

bige
09-25-2008, 06:28 PM
Yeah, but what about all the fun you would have restoring it:D I'm still having more fun than I can handle;)

ErnieR


quote:Originally posted by JDP

Again, not a bad deal unless you decide to restore it. Figure at least 20K more to make it a 20K car. (If the are no frame, hog trough or mechanical issues)

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

65cruiser
09-25-2008, 06:36 PM
Two big pluses, you can be a member of the "hole in the fender gang", and it has one of those black whirly thingys.:D

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
www.65cruiser.com


http://www.65cruiser.com/images/studewordy.jpg

mbstude
09-25-2008, 07:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

It has some questions that need answers, like what the hog troughs look like... but being a FL car there's a good chance they're good...


There's also a good chance that they're rusted away completely. Florida cars can be pretty rough if they spent any time near the coast.


Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA