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Studebaker Wheel
03-24-2015, 04:46 PM
Believe somewhere in the Minneapolis area in the late 60s. Know nothing additional.
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SN-60
03-24-2015, 04:59 PM
Wonder if the roof of this wreck would have been as intact if Avantis didn't have the built in rollbar?

8E45E
03-24-2015, 05:08 PM
Appears the 'Safety Cone' door catch that Studebaker borrowed from Mercedes Benz did not work in this instance.

Craig

62champ
03-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Looks like a good lesson in how to re-straighten a frame...

Wonder where the fuel tank ended up?

qsanford
03-24-2015, 05:44 PM
There is what's left of a mag wheel still bolted to the rear end. The spare looks great, though!

LarkTruck
03-24-2015, 05:45 PM
Wonder where the fuel tank ended up?

Good question, looks like it yanked the filler neck out too.
JS

qsanford
03-25-2015, 12:22 PM
I hope the accident wasn't caused by wheel failure!

DEEPNHOCK
03-25-2015, 12:58 PM
I'd like to see the police crash investigation report on this one.
Kind of weird.
RF on the station wagon. RR on the Avanti.
Would seem to be a perpendicular wreck. The wagon t-boning the RR of the Avanti.
The broken drum and wheel shows some angle to it.
Wonder if the wagon ran a stop sign, or stop light.
Momentum carried the Avanti off on a new trajectory after the impact.
Wagon didn't look like it went very far.
Maybe the Avanti turned in front of the wagon?

starliner62
03-25-2015, 01:36 PM
That reminds me, I'm still looking for a basketcase Avanti, but not as bad as the one in the accident!!!!:eek:

wolfie
03-25-2015, 02:27 PM
Thatll buff out. Steve

nels
03-25-2015, 03:26 PM
Those aren't Halibrands

8E45E
03-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Those aren't Halibrands

Proof it may have been Dick Steinkamp's car!! His sig photo is a dead giveaway! :D

Craig

EssexExport
03-25-2015, 10:15 PM
Wow, bad news.