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  • "Ask the man who owns an Avanti R-3"

    We hear from the man who bought Avanti R-1025, the R-3 that was Andy Granatelli's "driver".
    https://56packardman.com/2018/12/25/...-hand-account/

    There is also a fun story of how as a young man just of driving age, "Pastor Ken" got to drive a new Commander V-8 off the final assembly line at South Bend.
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  • #2
    More on Ran Crall's Avanti here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...vanti-63R-1025!

    Craig

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    • #3
      Super! Thank you for this!
      Merry Christmas!

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      • #4
        Where are these 2 R-3 Avanti's today?
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        • #5
          I think Ed Wenger is still with us and a Forum Member! I'll bet he is wishing he had kept that rare Gem.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
            I think Ed Wenger is still with us and a Forum Member! I'll bet he is wishing he had kept that rare Gem.

            • R3 R-3060
              - Jim Rohanna, Gettysburg, PA
              Former Owners/Locales;
              Rich Honafous Info
              Richard Honafous, Severna Park, MD - AOAI 1995 - 1996 -
              • (replaced with SBC Engine/trans - Ebay Sale, August 2004 - Hadenfield, NJ

              327 SBC, down on her heels
            Bob Langer
            Glenshaw,PA

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            • #7
              In the summer of 1965, I paid a visited to Vincent Granatelli, Andys son . He had single bay that he was renting in a gas station close to Paxton in Santa Monica. At the time he was doing engine swaps offering R3 and R4 engines and other performance upgrades. He had a 63 Turquoise R3, auto trans car that I test drove that was fitted with chrome slotted Appliance wheels. I am now curious if this was R1025.

              Bob Caser
              mrbobinc

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              • #8
                R1025

                Originally posted by Bob Caser View Post
                In the summer of 1965, I paid a visited to Vincent Granatelli, Andys son . He had single bay that he was renting in a gas station close to Paxton in Santa Monica. At the time he was doing engine swaps offering R3 and R4 engines and other performance upgrades. He had a 63 Turquoise R3, auto trans car that I test drove that was fitted with chrome slotted Appliance wheels. I am now curious if this was R1025.

                Bob Caser
                Bob, R1025 was Turquoise/Turquoise auto trans. It had Paxton installed gauges for blower and fuel pressure installed under the radio and a factory AM/FM radio. The supercharger was black instead of orange. Bill Alderman installed Keystone Klassic wheels, not sure what he replaced, however I got factory hubcaps with the car so I assumed stock wheels were replaced.
                Does that information help you?

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                  Gauges installed in R1025Click image for larger version

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for your response, I believe that the car I drove that day was probably your car R1025.
                    Bob Caser
                    mrbobinc

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                    • #11
                      R1025

                      Originally posted by Bob Caser View Post
                      Thank you for your response, I believe that the car I drove that day was probably your car R1025.
                      Bob Caser
                      Don't know if you are a member of AOAI but there is a nice 4 page article about R1025 in the current issue of their magazine.

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                      • #12
                        I am not a member at this time and I have been in the past, I will renew this week . Thank you for the heads up regarding the article on R 1025. The same day that I saw R1025 , I took the attached photo of the Due Cento car sitting behind Paxton Building in Santa Monica.

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