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JDP
12-29-2010, 08:30 PM
Should be on ebay shortly, here are some pics.


http://www.stude.com/R2Avanti/


First draft of the ebay write up:


http://www.stude.com/R2Avanti/R2.html

Gunslinger
12-29-2010, 10:31 PM
That Avanti jacket is the second one of those I've ever seen! I have the first I ever saw...bought it at the South Bend factory in '86. It's only been worn a couple of times as I "expanded" over the years! Just never have wanted to get rid of it...my wife might wear it occasionally at a car show if I ask her, but the sleeves are much too long for her.

Nice to see another one of them.

JDP
12-29-2010, 10:36 PM
The first owner bought it many years ago when he had some work done at the Avanti II plant. We have pictures from the 70's of his visit.

sals54
12-29-2010, 11:19 PM
JP, The pictures are from the 80s... lets get it right, eh?

HookedonStudies
12-30-2010, 12:06 AM
JP,
Nice looking Avanti, and another great listing! The listing refers to your friend (Sal's) comments below, but either they are not there or not identified as such.

(S)
12-30-2010, 12:16 AM
I know what you mean, but the part about the super charger being 100 cubic inches is not exactly ....

JDP
12-30-2010, 12:20 AM
Yep, I'll add them when Sal sends them. I'll go live tommorow.

Bob Andrews
12-30-2010, 05:19 AM
Nice listing as always, with one glaring error: I note you wrote "a interior". ANY time a word begins with a vowel it is preceded by "an", as in "an interior". If it starts with a consonant, it is preceded by "a". If you say it aloud and listen, you can hear it's wrong. An apple, an egg, an Avanti, an English nazi; a car, a listing, a high price, a bidding war. See?

Of course, it's not a big crime or anything; it's just a little off-putting in an ad for a high-dollar car.

Will be interesting watching it, this time of year in particular.

silverhawk
12-30-2010, 12:04 PM
I'm asking this for my own referance, not in critiquing your ad draft. I thought the R3 Avanti was the fastest production car, not the R2; with the R3s top speed 168 mph. Did I get the stuff mixed up again?

JDP
12-30-2010, 12:31 PM
I'm asking this for my own referance, not in critiquing your ad draft. I thought the R3 Avanti was the fastest production car, not the R2; with the R3s top speed 168 mph. Did I get the stuff mixed up again?

The Car and Driver quote with a obvious ET typo that was the source of the longer quote I used.

"A crew from Studebaker took an R-2 out to Nevada for speed tests and ran a standing to a quarter mile in 60.8 seconds, hitting 107.10 mi. per hour with a 3.31-to-one axle ratio, making it indisputably the fastest genuine production car in America, if not the world."



No question the R3 was faster both in the 1/4 and top end, but a R2 could still do 150 MPH, not sure of any other US cars that could do that in 1962.

silverhawk
12-30-2010, 01:05 PM
Ok, thanks for the correction! I'm always standing up for Studebaker among Big 3 friends, so I greatly appreciate it :D

JDP
12-31-2010, 09:41 AM
It's on ebay now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/290517569797

mnmfive
12-31-2010, 10:03 AM
Well, don't you have the best job in the world? How nice it must be! Good luck with the sale John the car looks great.

okc63avanti
12-31-2010, 11:30 AM
It's on ebay now.

It looks great JD, I am going to forward the link to a friend to see if I can temp him ...

starliner62
12-31-2010, 05:43 PM
Nice car, JP. Way too nice for my intentions. One of these days, I'll find my cheap Avanti.