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  • Avanti on the Cover of Hemmings Classic Car

    Just want to congratulate fellow NJ Resident George Salzmann on having his beautiful, super original '64 Avanti featured in such a prominent magazine.

    ErnieR


    On its way to a 15.097 Spring 2006.

  • #2
    Good article about the Avanti in this issue ( August 2009) . Also one about the Chrysler that went down with the Andrea Doria.



    New Jersey & Studes Perfect Together

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    • #3
      I haven't received my copy as yet. Hemmings Classic Car is one of my favorites, of course after Turning Wheels.
      Rog

      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
      Smithtown,NY
      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
      Smithtown,NY
      Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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      • #4
        My copy just arrived. It is an interesting article and great publicity for the world of Studebakers. Bob Palma, Technical Editor of Turning Wheels, is cited as one of the sources of information.
        Don Jones, former VP of AOAI and participant on the forum, also contributed information regarding parts and availability. Several vendors were mentioned as sources for various parts and materials.


        "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." author unknown

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Bob Bryant

          My copy just arrived. It is an interesting article and great publicity for the world of Studebakers. Bob Palma, Technical Editor of Turning Wheels, is cited as one of the sources of information.


          Great car and article, but as I mentioned in another post, I sure wish they would have included one photo of the car from the rear or rear 2/3. I love the short, ducktail rear of the Avanti and its huge rear window. You can't see them at all in any of the photos in this article.

          That said, it's still a great article! Congratulations to George S., owner!

          Bill Pressler
          Kent, OH
          '63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
          '64 Daytona Hardtop
          Bill Pressler
          Kent, OH
          (formerly Greenville, PA)
          Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
          Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
          1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
          1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
          All are in Australia now

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          • #6
            I just got my copy yesterday, and haven't even looked at it yet. But I thought the
            cover headline calling it a 'Post-war' Gem was kinda odd. The war, obviously, had been over for nearly 20 years when the Avanti came out, and it certainly doesn't look like
            anything Pre-war!


            Jim B
            Snohomish,Wa

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by jbrotten

              I just got my copy yesterday, and haven't even looked at it yet. But I thought the
              cover headline calling it a 'Post-war' Gem was kinda odd. The war, obviously, had been over for nearly 20 years when the Avanti came out, and it certainly doesn't look like
              anything Pre-war!


              Jim B
              Jim: There was virtually no old car/antique car/collector car hobby before WWII, if for no other reason than few people had enough money to pursue more than just "stayin' alive" during the decade preceding WWII.

              When the hobby began in earnest in the 1950s and gained real steam in the 1960s, it was natural to break interests down into before-World-War-II era cars and after-WWII-era cars.

              About the only major division other than that are Brass Era vehicles, which I think are generally accepted as cars before 1916, but I might be corrected on that.

              It will probably be a few more years before the prewar and postwar classifications die a natural death. BP
              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

              Ayn Rand:
              "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

              G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by jbrotten

                I just got my copy yesterday, and haven't even looked at it yet. But I thought the
                cover headline calling it a 'Post-war' Gem was kinda odd. The war, obviously, had been over for nearly 20 years when the Avanti came out, and it certainly doesn't look like
                anything Pre-war!
                Jim B
                Snohomish,Wa
                Last night I was reading my copy in bed and my wife made that exact comment!

                One question about the car...and I'm NOT trying to pick it apart...but a black dash?
                I don't recall seeing that before. A modification or a unique to 64 thing? I also noticed the vanity felt was black. In response to a question here a couple of weeks ago, I was told they were red (at least on my original car and another original one JDP had)?
                Just trying to learn...

                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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                • #9
                  BTW, George also has a '57 GH with 45,000 or so miles on it. He doesn't drive the Avanti much but has taken the Hawk all over. Last time I saw the car it still had its original blower belt on it.

                  I agree on the the view from the rear and the 2/3 view. Although I must say the cover shot is one of the nicest views I've seen from the front. I believe the Avanti from the front can look very nice or very odd. I think the photographer picked just the right view.

                  ErnieR


                  On its way to a 15.097 Spring 2006.

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                  • #10
                    Pictures of george's car were taken earlier for another article that for some reason was not published. They were taken by Richard Lentinello who of course is Editor-In-Chief of all Hemmings Publications. Don't know why no rear view or 2/3 view was taken. Photos were in Hemmings extensive collection of photos.
                    sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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                    • #11
                      JBoyle,
                      If you are asking "was a black dash available as a stock option in the '64 Avanti" I would have to say yes. My '63 Avanti 63R4684 was built in 1963 on or about June 24th (only 163 '63s built after it) and it has the '64 Black (option 14 #813 BKV [black vinyl]) interior including the dash. Per the photos of the second owner taken in 1993, the dash was black then as were the top bolsters on the door panels. My interior also has the "wood" dash and console and wheel AND the console HVAC controls have the '64 round knobs. George's '64 interior looks identical to mine. Also the glove box and console storage area have black felt. Certainly some cross-over of details between the late '63s and early '64s.

                      Or did I miss understand you?

                      Bill Doyle "2stewed"

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                      • #12
                        I was mostly amazed that, in the list of 8 "Specialists", there was no mention of Studebaker International[B)] How could they have missed them??

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






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                        • #13
                          Maybe the check didn't get there in time?[}]

                          ErnieR

                          quote:Originally posted by bams50

                          I was mostly amazed that, in the list of 8 "Specialists", there was no mention of Studebaker International[B)] How could they have missed them??

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







                          On its way to a 15.097 Spring 2006.

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                          • #14
                            A few things on that HCC issue..
                            First, congrats to George for the cover shot!! That's just great to see another real stude on a cover. [^][^][^]
                            Second, wasn't it a common practice for most black interiors to have the dash painted black? At least the Larks seemed to have that, usually.

                            Thirdly, (RANT ALERT) did anyone pick up on the advertisement for the All Compact Meet to be held right here in Cleveland in August. It listed all Comets, Falcons, Corvairs & Valiants as being welcome!!!! [:0] Aren't they forgetting someone else's cars? Rambler owners should be mad, too.

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