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  • Dwain G.
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    I had to check and see how you did that Bob. Wow! That was the ONLY '64 conv. produced exactly that way!


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  • Dwain G.
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    I had to check and see how you did that Bob. Wow! That was the ONLY '64 conv. produced exactly that way!


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  • Mark57
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    quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer
    The first ones pictured in the ad are my Uncles (Al and Regis) and the last is my Dad (Francis).
    They got Studebaker in 1956.Packard replaced Kaiser,Frazer,Henry J and Willys,so they were no strangers to orphans.
    They also started to sell Jeeps in 1953 and when they retired in 1983 my brother bought the business and moved to a new location.He continued to sell Jeeps until his death in 1995,and the business was sold in 1996
    West View is just a few miles north of Pittsburgh.
    Thank you for the nice comment on the Avanti.I bought it used in 1965
    with 9000 miles and today it only has 28000 miles.
    Bob Langer
    Glenshaw,PA
    Neat piece of history Bob... thanks for sharing.[8D]

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar
    3E-6/7-122
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    [img]

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  • Mark57
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    quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer
    The first ones pictured in the ad are my Uncles (Al and Regis) and the last is my Dad (Francis).
    They got Studebaker in 1956.Packard replaced Kaiser,Frazer,Henry J and Willys,so they were no strangers to orphans.
    They also started to sell Jeeps in 1953 and when they retired in 1983 my brother bought the business and moved to a new location.He continued to sell Jeeps until his death in 1995,and the business was sold in 1996
    West View is just a few miles north of Pittsburgh.
    Thank you for the nice comment on the Avanti.I bought it used in 1965
    with 9000 miles and today it only has 28000 miles.
    Bob Langer
    Glenshaw,PA
    Neat piece of history Bob... thanks for sharing.[8D]

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar
    3E-6/7-122
    </h5>
    [img]

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  • Guido
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    quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer
    Now all I have to do is figure out how it got to PA from Virginia.
    Driven?


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  • Guido
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    quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer
    Now all I have to do is figure out how it got to PA from Virginia.
    Driven?


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  • Bob Langer
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    I love a good mystery, Bob. According to the July 1986 Turning Wheels, your 1964 Daytona Convertible was Serial Number 64V7089, originally shipped to Virginia with R2 engine JTSJ316 under the hood, oddly feeding all that power into a standard-duty(!) (YES; not heavy-duty, water-cooled or Powershift!) column Flightomatic transmission! [:0] [8D] BP

    Thanks Bob,I cant believe you solved this mystery so quickly! Now all I have to do is figure out how it got to PA from Virginia.

    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


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  • Bob Langer
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    I love a good mystery, Bob. According to the July 1986 Turning Wheels, your 1964 Daytona Convertible was Serial Number 64V7089, originally shipped to Virginia with R2 engine JTSJ316 under the hood, oddly feeding all that power into a standard-duty(!) (YES; not heavy-duty, water-cooled or Powershift!) column Flightomatic transmission! [:0] [8D] BP

    Thanks Bob,I cant believe you solved this mystery so quickly! Now all I have to do is figure out how it got to PA from Virginia.

    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


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  • BobPalma
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    quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer

    quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

    Cool beans, Bob. Do you have any additional momentos of the establishment? BP
    I dont have a lot other than some invoices from 1959 & 1960. Some small items like key chains and pens and one picture of the dealership.
    Bob,I know you will appreciate this,since you like 64 Daytonas.When I bought my Avanti,I had to sell my 64 Daytona convertible,Laguna blue,blue interior,black top,R-2 non package.This was a factory car driven by the Pittsburgh district rep.All I have is memories, no pictures,invoice or even the serial number! If I remember correctly the price was $2800.00




    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


    I love a good mystery, Bob. According to the July 1986 Turning Wheels, your 1964 Daytona Convertible was Serial Number 64V7089, originally shipped to Virginia with R2 engine JTSJ316 under the hood, oddly feeding all that power into a standard-duty(!) (YES; not heavy-duty, water-cooled or Powershift!) column Flightomatic transmission! [:0] [8D] BP

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  • BobPalma
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    quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer

    quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

    Cool beans, Bob. Do you have any additional momentos of the establishment? BP
    I dont have a lot other than some invoices from 1959 & 1960. Some small items like key chains and pens and one picture of the dealership.
    Bob,I know you will appreciate this,since you like 64 Daytonas.When I bought my Avanti,I had to sell my 64 Daytona convertible,Laguna blue,blue interior,black top,R-2 non package.This was a factory car driven by the Pittsburgh district rep.All I have is memories, no pictures,invoice or even the serial number! If I remember correctly the price was $2800.00




    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


    I love a good mystery, Bob. According to the July 1986 Turning Wheels, your 1964 Daytona Convertible was Serial Number 64V7089, originally shipped to Virginia with R2 engine JTSJ316 under the hood, oddly feeding all that power into a standard-duty(!) (YES; not heavy-duty, water-cooled or Powershift!) column Flightomatic transmission! [:0] [8D] BP

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  • Bob Langer
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    quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

    Cool beans, Bob. Do you have any additional momentos of the establishment? BP
    I dont have a lot other than some invoices from 1959 & 1960. Some small items like key chains and pens and one picture of the dealership.
    Bob,I know you will appreciate this,since you like 64 Daytonas.When I bought my Avanti,I had to sell my 64 Daytona convertible,Laguna blue,blue interior,black top,R-2 non package.This was a factory car driven by the Pittsburgh district rep.All I have is memories, no pictures,invoice or even the serial number! If I remember correctly the price was $2800.00




    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


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  • Bob Langer
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    quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

    Cool beans, Bob. Do you have any additional momentos of the establishment? BP
    I dont have a lot other than some invoices from 1959 & 1960. Some small items like key chains and pens and one picture of the dealership.
    Bob,I know you will appreciate this,since you like 64 Daytonas.When I bought my Avanti,I had to sell my 64 Daytona convertible,Laguna blue,blue interior,black top,R-2 non package.This was a factory car driven by the Pittsburgh district rep.All I have is memories, no pictures,invoice or even the serial number! If I remember correctly the price was $2800.00




    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


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  • BobPalma
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    Cool beans, Bob. Do you have any additional momentos of the establishment? BP

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  • BobPalma
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    Cool beans, Bob. Do you have any additional momentos of the establishment? BP

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  • Bob Langer
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    quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

    Neat letter from Packard, Bob! Were those your Dad/Uncles/Grandfather? If so, what was their take on Packard only a year later? And...did they sell Studebakers later on, or take on Edsel as it seemed a fair number of former Packard dealers did?

    What part of Pennsylvania was the dealership in? I don't recognize the town name.

    BTW, that turquoise Avanti of yours in the photo looks terrific! I always felt that was the best Avanti color.
    Bill,

    The first ones pictured in the ad are my Uncles (Al and Regis) and the last is my Dad (Francis).
    They got Studebaker in 1956.Packard replaced Kaiser,Frazer,Henry J and Willys,so they were no strangers to orphans.
    They also started to sell Jeeps in 1953 and when they retired in 1983 my brother bought the business and moved to a new location.He continued to sell Jeeps until his death in 1995,and the business was sold in 1996
    West View is just a few miles north of Pittsburgh.
    Thank you for the nice comment on the Avanti.I bought it used in 1965
    with 9000 miles and today it only has 28000 miles.





    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


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