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lstude
10-09-2008, 04:49 PM
As I was riding down the road, I spotted an Avanti II at a Shell station. I pulled in and took a better picture, but I couldn't stop an inquire because I was late for an appointment.

I had never seen this one before.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/AvantiatShellstation003sm.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/AvantiatShellstation004sm.jpg

The license plate was Washington State!



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

JGK 940
10-09-2008, 04:58 PM
Early, early model, too: still has the chrome windplit on the hood where the big gold-on-black S ought to be.

And just IMHO: Don't think I'll ever much like the nose-up stance or the Roman (numeral) Nose on the II's. Not that I'm not grateful to Leo and Nate, you understand. I'm just sayin'...

4961Studebaker
10-09-2008, 07:53 PM
can anyone run the plate? anonymously

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5406-1.jpg

bige
10-09-2008, 07:57 PM
Must not rain in his neck of the woods...no windshield wipers!

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

JBOYLE
10-10-2008, 10:36 AM
Judging by lack of side marker lights...a 66 or 67?
If so, pretty rare early car with good workmanship (perhaps better than Studebaker?) and high Stude content.

I just read that their price for early IIs was something like $7,200.
Big money then.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

52-fan
10-10-2008, 11:28 AM
Are those the original style wheel covers? They look like 53s to me, but I am not an Avanti expert.
In any case, it is a nice looking car.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

JBOYLE
10-10-2008, 11:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

Are those the original style wheel covers? They look like 53s to me, but I am not an Avanti expert.


You are an Avanti expert for noticing those are not the original Avanti wheelcovers! You're correct that they are the 50s models (I won't say which year since I'm liable to be wrong) the basic design of which was eventually modified to become the well known Avanti covers.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Guido
10-10-2008, 05:05 PM
will be doing an early morning run not far from where Leonard saw this car. I may swing by there on my way home to see if it is there.

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mbstude
10-10-2008, 08:05 PM
The car is from Washington and it doesn't have wipers?

Something isn't right... ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/quadraportle005.jpg

Guido
10-10-2008, 08:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

The car is from Washington and it doesn't have wipers?

Something isn't right... ;) Eastern Washington is dry compared to the coast..... As Leonard knows, Rain X works well.

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