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    https://www.motortrend.com/features/...debaker-avanti

  • #2
    An interesting build, for sure. When we see the number of unfortunately-decrepit Studebaker Avantis available, it's obvious there are plenty of them to go around...and better that one of them is revitalized in this way than parted out.

    A few errors in the author's historical account of Avantis, of course, but to be expected. Otherwise, nicely done...and the car is certainly unique. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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    • #3
      I like the fact that he left the body stock or close to it. Really the only thing I don't like is the hot wheels wheels.
      Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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      • #4
        Brad Bez approves.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
          I like the fact that he left the body stock or close to it. Really the only thing I don't like is the hot wheels wheels.
          I agree. The wheels would not be my choice. All of these hoops with the spokes curving outward look like they were designed for front wheel drive.
          "In the heart of Arkansas."
          Searcy, Arkansas
          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
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          • #6
            I'm generally a purist when it comes to Studebakers, however, I like what Peterson did with this car (it is HIS afterall). There is still no mistaking what it is going down the road. I imagine it is a very nice ride.
            Ed Sallia
            Dundee, OR

            Sol Lucet Omnibus

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            • #7
              I would make space in my garage for it. I even kinda like the orange interior.

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              • #8
                That was a factory option. Rick Moon's Avanti has it. I love it!
                Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                • #9
                  I like stock restored cars but even I have transplanted engines and other things into Studebakers. I put a 425 Oldsmobile in a Hawk with a 65 Corvette rear suspension. So I also enjoy seeing modified Studebakers. This looks like a well done job.
                  David L

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
                    That was a factory option. Rick Moon's Avanti has it. I love it!
                    After almost 55 years of Avanti ownership, I can still say the one Avanti I really wanted, and never able to get, is a white round HL, with orange interior!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

                      After almost 55 years of Avanti ownership, I can still say the one Avanti I really wanted, and never able to get, is a white round HL, with orange interior!
                      Ooooh yes! If I had an Avanti in a color REMOTELY compatible, I want that orange interior!
                      Even turquoise - slap a Little Mermaid decal on the window to tie it all together.
                      Andy
                      62 GT

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

                        After almost 55 years of Avanti ownership, I can still say the one Avanti I really wanted, and never able to get, is a white round HL, with orange interior!
                        Would be interesting to know how many Avanti creamsicles were built.

                        jack vines

                        PackardV8

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