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  • Does someone have pics of a custom 2 seat avanti?

    Hi all,

    I remember seeing a picture of a avanti, that was shortened, and the rear seat elimenated. Does anyone know what I am talking about, and have a picture of it?

    Thanks,

    Dylan Wills

    '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
    Dylan Wills
    Everett, Wa.


    1961 Lark 4 door wagon
    1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
    1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
    1914 Ford Model T

  • #2
    I have several pictures that I can't scan tonight. The car was discussed on forum within the last two months in relation to a South Texas car show. It may also be in the pictures from the Omaha International Meet.

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...TOPIC_ID=26766


    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO
    President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO

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    • #3
      Thanks, I'll look into that.

      Dylan Wills

      '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
      Dylan Wills
      Everett, Wa.


      1961 Lark 4 door wagon
      1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
      1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
      1914 Ford Model T

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      • #4
        This post has some pictures.

        http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...?TOPIC_ID=8989

        Bob Langer
        Glenshaw,PA



        Bob Langer
        Glenshaw,PA

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        • #5
          I took these at Omaha, just in time too as it was the last day. In case anyone forgot, here's a set :




          Shoulda, woulda, coulda been .......

          [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left][img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000145-1.jpg[/img=left][IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
          [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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          • #6
            That is it alright, sorry if this offends anyone, but this looks way cooler than the original. Thanks for the fast responses,

            Dylan Wills

            '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
            Dylan Wills
            Everett, Wa.


            1961 Lark 4 door wagon
            1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
            1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
            1914 Ford Model T

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            • #7
              I agree Dylan. I like this one a LOT more than the 'regular' Avanti's. [^]

              Matthew Burnette
              Hazlehurst, GA

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              • #8
                I'm in love [:I]

                http://community.webshots.com/user/s...host=community

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                • #9
                  Here are a few pics/tidbits...

                  http://www.studebaker-info.org/avdb/...3/63R0023.html


                  Bob Johnstone
                  www.studebaker-info.org

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

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                  • #10
                    That car was done so well that I don't know how many times I walked right past it and didn't even notice something was different!

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                    • #11
                      Did studebaker ever plan on making a avanti like this one?

                      Dylan Wills

                      '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
                      Dylan Wills
                      Everett, Wa.


                      1961 Lark 4 door wagon
                      1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
                      1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
                      1914 Ford Model T

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                      • #12
                        I've seen the car here before, but never the interior.
                        Wow, I'm impressed with the fit and finish or the rear seat area.
                        First rate work!

                        Great looking car.
                        If I had it I'd be tempted to put it on a more modern/sporty chassis to make it handle as good as it looks. Imagine that with 4 wheel disks and upgraded steering.
                        It puts a Corvette to shame.

                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

                        Washington State
                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

                        Washington State

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by silverhawk

                          Did studebaker ever plan on making a avanti like this one?

                          Dylan Wills

                          As far as the design sketch level, there were many different variations of the Avanti. There are views of many different Avanti body styles shown on the walls of the Palm Beach design studio/house, including the Avanti two seat roadster that I have. These were mostly done by Tom Kellogg of the Loewy design team. Other than what was produced, a two door sedan and a four door sedan came the closest to production (of course a convertible, LSC and four door sedan post Studebaker).

                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            Agree, it looks great and I'll admit I've thought about doing it more than once. That Avanti Evo Coupe is a timeless work of art. The line of the door glass and the back of the door down into the rocker is pure genius, even better than the original.

                            thnx, jack vines

                            PackardV8
                            PackardV8

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                            • #15
                              Not feelin it, looks unbalanced. The extra fiberglass running up the
                              door edge is the deal killer for me.

                              Tom

                              '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires
                              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                              http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
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