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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

    Because he is knowledgeable, and candidly I fail to understand why that perturbs you?
    It doesn't perturb me. I just do not understand why a question like this is asked of one individual, Bob or otherwise, when others may know the answer to what is being asked about.

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by studegary View Post

    Not Bob Palma and I do not know why these questions were aimed at him particularly.

    I believe that 5001 was chosen as a start just to be away from the Ohio numbers.

    As with all postwar Studebakers, the body numbers are usually close, but not a match to the Serial Numbers. 3039 is the 2039th Avanti and 2076 is the 1976th body, so they are fairly close.
    Because he is knowledgeable, and candidly I fail to understand why that perturbs you?

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by dleroux View Post
    My '63 Avanti R-2 has S/N: 63R-2658, Body # RQ-1741, & engine #RQ-1742. Definitely it's an Ashtabula car with the notation: "Service for retail delivery / tag courtesy pool car" I'd post the original build sheet if I knew how, but that's what the original documents say.
    I wouldn't call it "an Ashtabula car". The body was assembled in Ohio, but the final assembly, making it into an Avanti car, was done in South Bend.
    I would say that its original use was as a Studebaker loaner car.
    Rich already noted the engine number (should be RS as you corrected).

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  • dleroux
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    Rich,
    Totally busted. I needed my +2 glasses. the engine # is RS-1742. I'm now duly chastised for not getting out the better glasses or magnifying glass when looking at the specs for this car.

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  • StudeRich
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    Your Engine Number cannot be an RQ.

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  • dleroux
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    My '63 Avanti R-2 has S/N: 63R-2658, Body # RQ-1741, & engine #RQ-1742. Definitely it's an Ashtabula car with the notation: "Service for retail delivery / tag courtesy pool car" I'd post the original build sheet if I knew how, but that's what the original documents say.

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post
    Question for Bob Palma: Is it odd that South Bend body s/n's begin with 5001, and Ashtabula bodies begin with 101?
    Additionally, is there any correlation between the body number, and the serial number of the actual car? Avanti 63R-3039 carries body number 63RQ-2076, I can not understand the correlation between the two?? I need a bit of Palma elucidation :-)
    Not Bob Palma and I do not know why these questions were aimed at him particularly.

    I believe that 5001 was chosen as a start just to be away from the Ohio numbers.

    As with all postwar Studebakers, the body numbers are usually close, but not a match to the Serial Numbers. 3039 is the 2039th Avanti and 2076 is the 1976th body, so they are fairly close.

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  • 8E45E
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    John Hull is the one who did all the Avanti production & body number research:

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....urning-Wheels=

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....y-Tag-Mystery=

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....ighlight=gegax


    Craig

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  • Hawklover
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    Studebaker Avanti bodies..........

    Question for Bob Palma: Is it odd that South Bend body s/n's begin with 5001, and Ashtabula bodies begin with 101?
    Additionally, is there any correlation between the body number, and the serial number of the actual car? Avanti 63R-3039 carries body number 63RQ-2076, I can not understand the correlation between the two?? I need a bit of Palma elucidation :-)
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