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  • #31
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    Just for the feel of it...

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Jeffry Cassel View Post
      The DB-5 was brand new in 64. The movie car was a DB-4 rebadged as a 5 cause the factory could not provide a5.

      According to everything I've read Aston-Martin provided the first DB-5 prototype to the production company plus one more as one was the special effects car and the other for filming other scenes. I've seen the special effects car in person a few years before it was stolen from a locked and guarded hanger in Florida (how that happened is anyone's guess).

      The production company first approached Jaguar about supplying a XKE for Goldfinger and Jaguar declined so the producers then went to Aston-Martin and the rest, as they say, is history. I guess Jaguar must have realized the huge mistake they made but too late.





      Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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      • #33
        Will an Avanti do over 160 MPH?
        Don Watson
        61 Hawk

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        • #34
          Originally posted by whitehawk. 9 View Post
          Will an Avanti do over 160 MPH?
          It depends, ask Jim Lange!

          Mark
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          • #35
            How about 200.4? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV24WH2yp2o

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            • #36
              Originally posted by studegary View Post
              I do not consider a stock Avanti II to be a "performance car". The first time that I drove an all electric car, I was pleasantly surprised at how quick it was off the line and in normal local driving, as compared to a gasoline powered similar car. Remember, an electric car has full torque right away, not later (at higher RPMs).
              To me an Avanti will always be that car that went 177 mph on the bonneville salt flats with the Granetelli brothers. Try that in a Nissan Leaf..... Also remember it was in 1963 (or so). I suggest someone name a car built anywhere that would go 177 mph in 1963 with four passenger stock body and near stock engine.

              That is faster than a GT 250 Ferrari GTO race car. The most successful racing sports car of that era....much smaller and two seats and a full race engine.

              I'm pretty sure nothing of its time with seats for four will touch the Avanti on top speed.
              Last edited by t walgamuth; 05-15-2018, 04:54 AM.
              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
                To me an Avanti will always be that car that went 177 mph on the bonneville salt flats with the Granetelli brothers. Try that in a Nissan Leaf..... Also remember it was in 1963 (or so). I suggest someone name a car built anywhere that would go 177 mph in 1963 with four passenger stock body and near stock engine.

                That is faster than a GT 250 Ferrari GTO race car. The most successful racing sports car of that era....much smaller and two seats and a full race engine.

                I'm pretty sure nothing of its time with seats for four will touch the Avanti on top speed.
                Does top speed make a difference? Where can you go that fast in the USA? The fastest that I have gone in recent years was 114 MPH because the V6 was computer limited. The zero to 30 MPH of an electric is more related to today's normal driving.
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #38
                  To each his own. If we all liked the same thing it would be boring for sure!
                  Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
                    To each his own. If we all liked the same thing it would be boring for sure!
                    Thank you for a reasonable response. It is not that I have anything against stock Avantis. I have owned them new and used.
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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