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DEEPNHOCK
12-14-2009, 05:09 PM
An Andy Granatelli Avanti II?
Is it true?
(I remember a video of an Avanti (Avanti II?)with a different hood bulge... This it?)

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2007/05/rarest-of-avantis.html

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mbstude
12-14-2009, 05:12 PM
The stance isn't right for a Bonneville car.

Right Dick? ;)

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289stude
12-14-2009, 05:15 PM
wonder what that engine number is?


John

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T-CAB
12-14-2009, 05:21 PM
No wonder it has the wrong stance. It is an Avanti 11. The emblem is on the trunk lid and the front end. The engine looks a lot like a GM as well.

It is amazing how many "experts" are so dumb!

T-cab

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mbstude
12-14-2009, 05:23 PM
All the underhood stuff looks too cobbled to be Granatelli.

If it's on the internet, it must be true.

sweetolbob
12-14-2009, 05:27 PM
Jeff

I was reading the 1998 Spring issue of Avanti Magazine in my (eeeerr!!) library this morning and read the article titled. It's a Studebaker, It's a Chevy, It's a super Avanti. I think it might be the same car as the hood has a similiar bulge.

It was labeled a 1968 and no mention of Bonneville. The under hood shot looks like the same car as the article.

Bob

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Roscomacaw
12-14-2009, 05:41 PM
I followed the link to the Avanti site. It's a site I've never looked at, I confess, so I started to read the tale of how the Avanti II came to be.
In the brief synopsis of Studebaker's Avanti, it tells of the various engine options and describes the R4 as dual supercharged![B)]

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Dick Steinkamp
12-14-2009, 07:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

The stance isn't right for a Bonneville car.

Right Dick? ;)




with that nose high stance the car would blow over about 150 MPH [:0].

Dick Steinkamp
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Dick Steinkamp
12-14-2009, 07:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by T-CAB

No wonder it has the wrong stance. It is an Avanti 11. The emblem is on the trunk lid and the front end. The engine looks a lot like a GM as well.

It is amazing how many "experts" are so dumb!



Jeff's original post identifies it as an Avanti II. The article identifies it as an Avanti II. What experts identified it as otherwise?

(BTW, what's an Avanti 11? Was it the one after the Avanti 10? [:o)])

Dick Steinkamp
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clonelark
12-14-2009, 07:40 PM
The engine has 327 Chevy valve covers, so i assume it is a 327.

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
http://i45.tinypic.com/68cxs3.jpg

Gunslinger
12-14-2009, 07:47 PM
That's a '67 or '68 Avanti II built by Avanti Motors. I've read two different versions...one was the car was built for high speed runs at Bonneville and the other was it was built for Robert Morrison of Molded Fiberglass.

Somewhere I have a copy of an old car magazine where they tested that car way back when. They reported poor performance out of it but admitted it was way out of tune.

Several years ago I saw it for sale on Ebay. It is a one-of-a-kind Avanti II but that doesn't necessarily translate into big money. It is an authentic factory car.





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fstst56
12-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Yes, I agree.
I've seen that hood before, but in a black & white photo.
As best I remember, that car looked white.
I'm thinking they only made one or two.

barnlark
12-14-2009, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
(BTW, what's an Avanti 11? Was it the one after the Avanti 10? [:o)])

Beat me to it! ;)

geojerry
12-14-2009, 10:41 PM
I like this 64 R4 Supercharged better.

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candbstudebakers
12-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Maybe mine is number Avanti 12 it is a 67 327, and sure better looking then that one ..Bob

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/67%20Avanti/IM001190.jpg

At least the kid in the picture is number 14, no that is his age.

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Thomas63R2
12-14-2009, 11:47 PM
Funny thing, I ran across that blogspot last night.

The car is a real one of one 1969 factory supercharged 327 SBC Avanti II. Up until recently there was a neat YouTube video/movie taken of a road test report when the car was new. What great fun - they melted the rear tires at every opportunity (read: at every turn). Apparently whoever has the rights to the film decided they didn't want it on YouTube, so it was removed. www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPRYRTNWN9w

Thomas

Avantidon
12-15-2009, 08:57 AM
sweetolbob is correct the car was in the Spring issue of the Avanti Magazine in 1998.

sbca96
12-15-2009, 12:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

with that nose high stance the car would blow over about 150 MPH [:0].

http://i19.tinypic.com/4qzpp3a.gif

Tom

Hawklover
12-12-2017, 07:03 PM
The author is a fool who has no brain....how can this "thing" be confused with a Bonneville Record Breaker?????
No wonder it has the wrong stance. It is an Avanti 11. The emblem is on the trunk lid and the front end. The engine looks a lot like a GM as well.

It is amazing how many "experts" are so dumb!

T-cab

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Skip Lackie
12-13-2017, 07:06 AM
Eight year old thread.

Hawklover
12-13-2017, 12:30 PM
And your point is????
Eight year old thread.

Skip Lackie
12-13-2017, 02:04 PM
And your point is????

A lot of us try to respond to an earlier post without realizing that it's several years old and the poster is no longer around or the whole issue is OBE. It's helpful to note the age of a thread when bringing back an old one.

Xcalibur
12-13-2017, 11:02 PM
The date for each thread is right at the subject line for all to see.

"The Rarest Of The Rare Avanti II" (http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?28922-The-Rarest-Of-The-Rare-Avanti-II) Started by DEEPNHOCK (http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/member.php?37-DEEPNHOCK), 12-14-2009 05:09 PM

Skip Lackie
12-15-2017, 08:23 AM
The date for each thread is right at the subject line for all to see.

"The Rarest Of The Rare Avanti II" (http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?28922-The-Rarest-Of-The-Rare-Avanti-II) Started by DEEPNHOCK (http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/member.php?37-DEEPNHOCK), 12-14-2009 05:09 PM

Yes. But if one scans down the first page of the general forum, nearly all are current, late 2017 threads -- so it's easy to fall into the trap of ignoring the origin dates. There's nothing wrong with resurrecting zombie threads, but including a warning that it's several years old is a helpful courtesy.

Guido
12-15-2017, 08:01 PM
And your point is????

And I think all of the original respondents are still with us. Given the age of this group you can't always make that statement.

On another forum I belong to those that dredge up old threads are referred to as necroposters.