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  • studeclunker
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    It does look influenced by the armoured personnel carrier of WWII. IIRC this spent a few weeks at the Studebaker Museum as well. So very sad this man couldn't make a go of it. I think he would have been much better off with a retooling of the Lark, Wagonaire and Champ pickup.

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  • WinM1895
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    The Avanti Motors Studebaker XUV was at the Chicago Auto Show in 2003 and 2004.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]79929[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]79930[/ATTACH] Not even CLOSE to looking like a Hummer, only the Low side windows, and you can NOT sue for that.

    I always wondered why Ford did not Sue over the really neat and unique Fusion and Focus Grille Design with the Arrow "V" shaped ends, which was directly copied by Hyundai, Toyota and others.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]79934[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]79932[/ATTACH]
    These are newer cars. The Fusion on the left is at least a 2016, because it was 'refreshed' for 2016...and it looks just like my 2017.

    It seems to me that GM threatened to sue over the design of this Studebaker 'Hummer' like SUV

    People complain that the Fusion grille is a rip-off of the Aston-Martin grille. At one time, Ford owned Aston-Martin.
    Last edited by WinM1895; 04-05-2019, 05:49 PM.

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  • StudeRich
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    The Avanti Motors Studebaker XUV was at the Chicago Auto Show in 2003 and 2004.

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ID:	1725911 Not even CLOSE to looking like a Hummer, only the Low side windows, and you can NOT sue for that.

    I always wondered why Ford did not Sue over the really neat and unique Fusion and Focus Grille Design with the Arrow "V" shaped ends, which was directly copied by Hyundai, Toyota and others.

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  • Green 53
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    I saw it at the Avanti booth at the Chicago Auto Show

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  • Peanut
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    See the link posted by Bob, above.
    Last edited by Peanut; 04-05-2019, 07:45 PM.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    As I recall, the single prototype that made the rounds of auto shows was not even drive-able. Not sure if it even had a drive train.

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  • JRoberts
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    Wasn't there an issue with this Studebaker SUV kind of thing in that it looked too much like either a Jeep or Hummer? Some legal issue as I recall.

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  • 6hk71400
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    Maybe this will help

    :http://blog.consumerguide.com/what-w...tudebaker-xuv/

    It was tied to the Avanti in Georgia until Michael Kelly was indicted on fraud. Never as far as I know ever hit the road. I do remember seeing some pictures around the time the prototypes were presented.

    Bob Miles
    Pacific Southwest Zone Coordinator

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  • thom
    started a topic late model Studebaker trucks

    late model Studebaker trucks

    Anybody remember the Studebaker trucks that were available a few years back, maybe 2010-2012 or so? Seems like they used Ford running gear and were one-ton rated. I looked just now and could not even find a picture anywhere on the 'net of one. I'm pretty sure a handful were reported to have been built and sold. Built in GA, where Avanti IIs were/are if I remember correctly? Prices were around 50K?
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