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  • An Intriguing Avanti Video

    So, all of us here know and love the Avanti, arguably the best car to come out of South Bend. Therefore its pretty nice when a comprehensive and honest video of it pops up on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnynfKKwE3Y

    Happy Viewing!
    Jake Robinson Kaywell: Shoo-wops and doo-wops galore to the background of some fine Studes. I'm eager and ready to go!

    1962 GT Hawk - "Daisy-Mae" - she came dressed to kill in etherial green with a charming turquoise inside. I'm hopelessly in love!

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    Thanks for posting this. It is always good to get the exposure. I would have preferred a car without modifications (four noted - large and small) to be used for this purpose. Also, there is the errors made by the commentator. The largest that I noted was "leather seats". Is this Avanti really a 1964 as shown/stated or is it a 1963 - not just round lights but also things like a 3EE battery.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Some 64's had round lights, some '63's have square. Weird, but true.
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
        Some 64's had round lights, some '63's have square. Weird, but true.
        I do not believe that your statement is "true". Some '64s had round lights, but I do not believe that any true '63s had square lights when built.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          A guy in our chapter has one...
          The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
            A guy in our chapter has one...
            But was it originally built that way? Many were changed, usually after an accident.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              Thanks for posting. Was a nice clip to watch.

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              • #8
                There is another part of the story.

                https://auto.howstuffworks.com/avanti-cars3.htm

                This car, the prototype, will be in Tucson AZ on March 10 for our annual March Madness Meet. Check your Turning Wheels for information. It will be a great meet.

                Bob Miles
                Tucson AZ

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                • #9
                  Great video that only makes selling our restored to stock '63 R1 even more difficult.
                  Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
                  https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by studegary View Post
                    But was it originally built that way? Many were changed, usually after an accident.
                    Agree with Gary. Not sure any 63's left the factory with square headlights.
                    Mike Davis
                    Regional Manager, North Carolina
                    1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
                      Some 64's had round lights, some '63's have square. Weird, but true.
                      You are confusing 63 models titled as 64 models because the title was dated when they were sold.

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