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  • Studebaker Avanti does Targa Tasmania 2019

    Follow Peter & Sari Ullrich as they head to 3rd in Classic at Targa Tasmania 2019 in their Studebaker Avanti.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAAdalko50
    Steve

  • #2
    Cool! That Targa looks like a lot of fun. Car sounds like its got some real power, and its RHD too. cheers, junior
    sigpic
    1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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    • #3
      Thanks for posting, Steve, from all of us who are Avanti fans. This inspires me to get my a** in gear and finish my Avanti projects.
      Bill

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      • #4
        Impresive. I can't imagine that there is much Studebaker in the car besides the body.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          I believe I remember seeing video of this car running this last year and there was some mention of it running a GM drive train. I do not recall the details. I'm sure someone who knows will chime in here soon.
          Ed Sallia
          Dundee, OR

          Sol Lucet Omnibus

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          • #6
            Looks bred for the track...
            The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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            • #7
              I found these videos of Peter & Sari Ullrich's Avanti just this past month - outside of the forum (most my time lately has been spent working on my two Avantis that always want what the other just got).

              That said .. I think the video from 2018 is more impressively shot (see below).. just a gorgeous video, and a gorgeous car. I sent a message to the chapter in Aussieland their name is listed, but have yet to hear back. The car SOUNDS like an LS motor with a Maggie (Magnuson), but I could be wrong. I watched a few videos of a stock R2 and it has a similar whine. It could also be gear whine I guess. I would love to know more about this car! Aussie members .. what do you know?

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n5Oq_yyG_o

              Tom
              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
              http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
              I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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              • #8
                The youtube videos of the Avanti running the Targa Tasmania are one of my gotos. If I'm feeling down I put one of them on and the sound of the Avanti going through the forests and some of the visual shots are exceptional. Music to my ears and a delight to the sensors. Almost audio-porn.

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                • #9
                  I want that hood.......

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                  • #10
                    The way that thing starts going sideways coming off of a turn, tells me it has a LOT more Cubes & H.P. than a Studebaker, it is Quick AND Fast!
                    Doesn't sound as good as a Supercharged Studebaker though!
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner
                    SDC Member Since 1967

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                    • #11
                      Great video. I suspect that this Avanti is not using a stock suspension. The front fenders have been reshaped and it appears to not have leaf springs in the rear. Possible a different front suspension and coil-overs replacing the leaf springs.
                      Bob Caser
                      mrbobinc

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                      • #12
                        Does all this mean that the old saying: "Beauty is only skin deep" is true ?

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                        • #13
                          The front fenders do appear to be pulled out for wider tires, but it may still have stock suspension. As the pictures below show, its definitely still running rear leaf springs. If for some reason you can not see my pictures, pause the 2018 video at 2:25 and witness the stagecoach suspension is still making things happen. Also notice both the right front AND right rear see air underneath in this turn...





                          As for it not having a Studebaker powerplant, I agree its most likely, but rear end movement in light rear Avanti IS still very possible with Stude motivation.

                          Tom

                          Originally posted by Bob Caser View Post
                          Great video. I suspect that this Avanti is not using a stock suspension. The front fenders have been reshaped and it appears to not have leaf springs in the rear. Possible a different front suspension and coil-overs replacing the leaf springs.
                          Bob Caser
                          '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                          Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                          http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                          I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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                          • #14
                            You might be correct. There are two videos regarding this car. You might have noticed the lower rear body panel that covers the rear leaf shackle has been filled in. So this car would have to have shorter leaf springs, which is possible, but I still believe that this car has a four link and coil overs. It would be great to have more information on this car from the owner.
                            It would solve all our questions
                            Bob Caser
                            mrbobinc

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                            • #15
                              I noticed the box rear was filled, but thats just to cover the vertical bumper opening. The leafs appear to be stock length.

                              I agree some undercarriage and engine pictures would put us all at ease!!

                              Tom
                              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                              http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                              I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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