Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Found my Avanti project

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Found my Avanti project

    I purchased a 1972 Avanti II and had it shipped from the great Studebaker state of Washington. The car arrived within a week and I am very pleased, even though it's a cheap Avanti..... No engine or transmission, but that is pretty much what I wanted. I haven't yet decided on a powertrain, but whatever I choose will be fun. The frame is solid, along with the hog troughs, which makes things so much easier. Progress will be slow as I am still working on my hot rod, Studebaker powered Wagonaire, but I couldn't turn down the deal I got. Pics to follow....anyone want to buy some 20 inch rims??????
    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

    1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
    1958 Commander "Christine"
    1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
    1955 Commander Sedan
    1964 Champ
    1960 Lark

  • #2
    A couple of pics..
    Attached Files
    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

    1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
    1958 Commander "Christine"
    1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
    1955 Commander Sedan
    1964 Champ
    1960 Lark

    Comment


    • #3
      A nice looking car Jamie! Is it set up for automatic or stick? Curiosity is going to kill the cat, are you going to reveal what it cost you? Have fun with it once the Wagonaire is done. Bill

      Comment


      • #4
        "....anyone want to buy some 20 inch rims??????"

        Dunno, you could just keep them and go for that "baby carriage" look?
        All you'd need to do is install a real tall spoiler, and mebbe paint it pastel blue.

        Just kidding, swell looking project!

        Comment


        • #5
          Jamie, good luck with your project. Best way to sell those 20" wheels would be to advertise them for a Mustang.
          sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
          1950 Champion Convertible
          1950 Champion 4Dr
          1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
          1957 Thunderbird

          Comment


          • #6
            Some Hydraulic "Hopper" Impala owner, inner City Kid, will love those 1854 Studebaker Conestoga Wagon Wheels!

            On the right TRUCK they may be Ok, but on an Avanti... NOT!
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

            Comment


            • #7
              Ya'll "hatin" on my wheels......ugliest things I have ever seen on an Avanti or any Studebaker for that matter......
              Jamie McLeod
              Hope Mills, NC

              1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
              1958 Commander "Christine"
              1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
              1955 Commander Sedan
              1964 Champ
              1960 Lark

              Comment


              • #8
                Those wheels would look right at home on James' '58 Commander.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I bought a Jeep with wheels just like that.Good news is they sold fast and for way more than I thought they were worth. Nice Avanti

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starliner62 View Post
                    A couple of pics..
                    Nice score, what's the serial number?
                    64 GT Hawk (K7)
                    1970 Avanti (R3)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Serial #RQB 1816. I will be visiting the license and theft guy on Monday to see about the title work. North Carolina has become a difficult place to obtain a title for a car that came from a non title state. The 58 we bought From Matthew Burnette was proof of that.
                      Matthew, those wheels on the 58 would definitely be different. Too bad they won't fit in the rear wheel wells. LOL, NOT !!
                      Jamie McLeod
                      Hope Mills, NC

                      1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
                      1958 Commander "Christine"
                      1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
                      1955 Commander Sedan
                      1964 Champ
                      1960 Lark

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by starliner62 View Post
                        North Carolina has become a difficult place to obtain a title for a car that came from a non title state.
                        Washington is NOT a non title state.
                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          WOW, those wheels would look good on my 54 3r6 .

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I offer you a sincere 'thank you' for removing those wheels from your otherwise very good looking Avanti. Perhaps you can get a nice financial return from selling the wheels to someone with inadequate taste. Actually the wheels look fine, but they do not suit an Avanti.
                            By the way, what variety of powertrains are you considering for this car? Ultra modern or old-school carbureted V8? Or battery powered??
                            sigpic
                            In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Definitely not battery powered. I have a couple of choices, either small block 383, LS 5.3 or even Studebaker powered. That would raise some eyebrows.
                              Jamie McLeod
                              Hope Mills, NC

                              1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
                              1958 Commander "Christine"
                              1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
                              1955 Commander Sedan
                              1964 Champ
                              1960 Lark

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X