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    Avantis. Every search engine I use, Avantis used to show up in small numbers compared to other Studes. Now they are all over the net for sale. What's up?
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  • #2
    Values are up!
    Mike
    Fort Worth, TX


    1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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    • #3
      Ya, that's how it works. I remember years ago when supercharger parts were hard to find at swap meets....when the prices jumped up to 800 to 1200 seemed like every other vendor had them for sale.....

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      • #4
        Old guys unloading their expensive toys before their rapidly aging target market drys up. I was that market a few short years ago.
        Still have a collection of Studebaker cars and parts, but nothing expensive enough that I'm particularly financially compelled to divest of it.
        I won't be able to take any of it with me of course, but nothing to worry about, I can continue to enjoy my ownership right to the end.

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        • #5
          Our spouses found out how much boarding and operational costs are for having Studebakers ! Sherm/Green Bay

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          • #6
            Having a 1952 Commander overdrive 4 door and a 1962 Lark V8 Overdrive 4 door, I don't have to worry about rising values. I never expect to see one of them at Barrett Jackson, et all

            Bob Miles
            Pacific Southwest Zone Coordinator

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            • #7
              I have a '48 M-5, If I spend 5 years and $50,000 on restoring it, it -might- bring $50,000, but then again it might not.
              Don't 'spect I'll ever find out.

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              • #8
                Wow! I'm glad to hear this news. I've invested over $40k in '63 R2 Avanti R2333 starting in 2009. She's a pretty darn sharp now both cosmetically and mechanically. And she'll run like a scalded dog on a mixture of 110 octane leaded fuel and non-ethanol 89.
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                edp/NC
                \'63 Avanti
                \'66 Commander

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                • #9
                  Our restored to stock '63 R1 has $47K in it and asking $39,500.
                  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
                    Here in the greater NYC area SunOco 110 leaded is no longer to be found at any gas stations via the pump, only place still with product in the ground is out in Riverhead Long Island......the only way to get 110 is via 5 and 55 gallon drums......I am thankful to be getting TEL in cans from Wild Bills Corvette...simple to add a prescribed amount to the tank of 93 no-lead.
                    Originally posted by edpjr View Post
                    Wow! I'm glad to hear this news. I've invested over $40k in '63 R2 Avanti R2333 starting in 2009. She's a pretty darn sharp now both cosmetically and mechanically. And she'll run like a scalded dog on a mixture of 110 octane leaded fuel and non-ethanol 89.

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