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  • Anyone see this one yet?

    I've heard people say that you have to either love or hate the front end of an Avanti. This one raises the situation to a whole new level.
    (Ebay Listing)

    I had the owner send me more pics and they're on the lower part of this page...

    Bob Johnstone
    55 President State Sedan
    64 GT Hawk
    70 Avanti (R3)
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

  • #2
    That is wrong on so many counts. Looks like Clark Griswold's family truckster in the front.

    Mark Anderson
    Member SDC and FMCA
    Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry


    • #3

      Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe
      1957 President two door

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      • #4
        Raymond and Sherwood are rolling over in their graves. [:0]

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        • #5

          Nowhere, AZ
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          • #6

            Well, it's a perfectly good excuse to hack it up and put a '63 nose on it...

            if he wanted more cooling, why not just cut put louvered panels in the hood? That might actually look good...


            55 Commander Starlight
            55 Commander Starlight


            • #7
              My initial reaction was a gut wrenching "oouhg!" I have nothing against the original Avanti styling...even though it is by far not on the top of my list...but this one is just UUUG-LY!

              1963 Lark Custom, 259 V8, TT, 4 doors, 2 tone paint. Driven often, always noticed. Man I love this car!!


              • #8
                So far it's unanimous

                San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
                "Of course it will fit, I have a torch"


                • #9
                  I think it's stunning....I looked and was stunned [}]

                  63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD


                  • #10
                    Speaking of The Griswolds: Didn't I see this Avanti up on blocks 'round back of Cousin Eddie's place on the prairie in the original Vacation movie? [:0][xx(] BP
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                    • #11
                      I know style is a personal taste but OUCH!!
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                      • #12
                        Quoting Jack Benny: "Welllllllllll..."


                        Clark in San Diego
                        '63 F2/Lark Standard

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                        • #13
                          Hey, I liked it........

                          before the "mods"!

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                          • #14
                            I don't think the grill mod is all that bad but the extra bumper parts under the turn signals are ghastly [xx(] I could even stand the center guards but those end pieces would have to go. Is it me or does the front end straight ahead shot sort of look like a mid 70s pontiac grand prix or perhaps a early cordoba??

                            Jeff in ND

                            '53 Champion Hardtop

                            Jeff in ND


                            • #15
                              It Deaded me.....

                              '50 Champion, 1 family owner