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  • 1964 R4 Avanti in Hemmings

    Anybody know anything about the R4 Avanti in Hemmings this month? Its evidently going at auction. Will be interested to see what it brings.

  • #2
    Interesting! Anybody found it online?

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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    • #3
      Here is the auction listing.
      http://www.bonhamsandgoodman.com.au/...19&auction=100

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      • #4
        Hi Nelson,
        the car has a genuine R4 in it and has been for sale in Perth for a long long time. It is owned by long time Australian member Kevin Bell who owns a number of particularly great cars. About $55k Australian rings a bell !!!

        From memory the car went to Hong Kong before going to Australia.

        The R4 probably went into it State side at some point. It is a lovely car, but a RHD Avanti is a fantastic way to devalue it. However at the time the only way to register cars in Oz was RHD so many cars that should never have been converted were.

        Jim Quigley owned it in the 70's before it went to the current owner in WA

        Regards
        Greg

        Greg Diffen
        Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

        1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
        1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
        1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
        1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
        1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
        1961 Hawk
        1963 Daytona Hardtop
        1988 Avanti Convertible
        Greg Diffen

        Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

        Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

        1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
        1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
        1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
        1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
        1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
        1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
        1988 Avanti Convertible

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        • #5
          Hi Greg, how have you been? Is that the R4 that lost a fan blade resulting in the unfortunate accident over there some years ago?

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          • #6
            Hi Nelson,
            we are fine, just a little bit older so I have semi really old cars now and not the real go fast ones.

            I am married to a Canadian girl and have a 5 3/4 month old daughter.

            I should get to the meet in Pa
            as I am up in Toronto at the moment

            The fan blade was from the 65 Commander race car that is now also owned by the same member that has the R4 Avanti

            I have the 5 Studebaker Halibrands from that car, but cant find the wheel nuts and spinners since our last UK move in 2005. The mess of living and running a business from home. I cant find a lot of my Stude stuff as it is pusehed way to the back of the pile.

            Hope you are well and down at Lancaster

            Regards
            Greg


            Greg Diffen
            Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
            1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
            1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
            1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
            1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
            1961 Hawk
            1963 Daytona Hardtop
            1988 Avanti Convertible
            Greg Diffen

            Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

            Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
            1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
            1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
            1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
            1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
            1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
            1988 Avanti Convertible

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