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Why not hit the BIN on this Avanti??

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  • Why not hit the BIN on this Avanti??

    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?"

  • #2
    Regardless of the present location of the car, it looks to be a bit rough. It appears that new paint and chrome would be needed, which would add another $6-7K to the car. The underside certainly isn't very clean. The interior color would probably not be most people's first choice. The seller doesn't mention whether or not the car actually runs. Assume nothing. I believe that the applicable quote is something like "There's no such thing as a cheap Avanti".

    Jim Bradley
    Lewistown PA
    '78 Avanti II
    Jim Bradley
    Lake Monticello, VA
    '78 Avanti II


    • #3
      Hey Jim, I see you have your "new" Avanti in your signature!

      Leonard Shepherd


      • #4
        Well Jim, welcome to the world of Avantism and thanks for allowing Keystone to purchase your Daytona. As for the museum Avanti if i wanted another one I'd consider this one and yes Bob I'd hit the BIN price once I sent someone to look at it.
        sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past


        • #5
          I was trying to buy this car some 10 years or more ago. At the time, I was offering 10K or so and lost out. The car is not a "cheap Avanti" but will need to be made road worthy after long storage. Once that is done, you'll have high condition 3 or low 2 car. If you can live with the Avanti Gray/Tangerine combo, it is a bargain.

          "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
          Thomas Jefferson
          JDP Maryland


          • #6
            Love the color, don't have the scratch. Fortunately; because I think I might be tempted, even with the missing pedal.


            55 Commander Starlight
            55 Commander Starlight


            • #7
              This car is a twin to my first Avanti that I purchased in 1972. I repainted it white.
              Denny L


              • #8
                The BIN was a good buy. The car closed at $16,600. The BIN went away from someone bid over $9,000 so I guess the seller was pleasantly surprised.
                I would liked to have had the car, but it was just too complicated- all fluids drained, brake cylinders removed, etc.

                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
                '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                Museum R-4 engine
                1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
                1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine