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    An Andy Granatelli Avanti II?
    Is it true?
    (I remember a video of an Avanti (Avanti II?)with a different hood bulge... This it?)


    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2007...f-avantis.html







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    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


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  • #2
    The stance isn't right for a Bonneville car.

    Right Dick?

    Matthew Burnette
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    • #3
      wonder what that engine number is?


      John

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      • #4
        No wonder it has the wrong stance. It is an Avanti 11. The emblem is on the trunk lid and the front end. The engine looks a lot like a GM as well.

        It is amazing how many "experts" are so dumb!

        T-cab

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        • #5
          All the underhood stuff looks too cobbled to be Granatelli.

          If it's on the internet, it must be true.

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          • #6
            Jeff

            I was reading the 1998 Spring issue of Avanti Magazine in my (eeeerr!!) library this morning and read the article titled. It's a Studebaker, It's a Chevy, It's a super Avanti. I think it might be the same car as the hood has a similiar bulge.

            It was labeled a 1968 and no mention of Bonneville. The under hood shot looks like the same car as the article.

            Bob

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            • #7
              I followed the link to the Avanti site. It's a site I've never looked at, I confess, so I started to read the tale of how the Avanti II came to be.
              In the brief synopsis of Studebaker's Avanti, it tells of the various engine options and describes the R4 as dual supercharged![B)]


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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                The stance isn't right for a Bonneville car.

                Right Dick?

                with that nose high stance the car would blow over about 150 MPH [:0].

                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by T-CAB

                  No wonder it has the wrong stance. It is an Avanti 11. The emblem is on the trunk lid and the front end. The engine looks a lot like a GM as well.

                  It is amazing how many "experts" are so dumb!
                  Jeff's original post identifies it as an Avanti II. The article identifies it as an Avanti II. What experts identified it as otherwise?

                  (BTW, what's an Avanti 11? Was it the one after the Avanti 10? [)])

                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    The engine has 327 Chevy valve covers, so i assume it is a 327.

                    If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
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                    • #11
                      That's a '67 or '68 Avanti II built by Avanti Motors. I've read two different versions...one was the car was built for high speed runs at Bonneville and the other was it was built for Robert Morrison of Molded Fiberglass.

                      Somewhere I have a copy of an old car magazine where they tested that car way back when. They reported poor performance out of it but admitted it was way out of tune.

                      Several years ago I saw it for sale on Ebay. It is a one-of-a-kind Avanti II but that doesn't necessarily translate into big money. It is an authentic factory car.





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                      • #12
                        Yes, I agree.
                        I've seen that hood before, but in a black & white photo.
                        As best I remember, that car looked white.
                        I'm thinking they only made one or two.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
                          (BTW, what's an Avanti 11? Was it the one after the Avanti 10? [)])

                          Beat me to it!

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                          • #14
                            I like this 64 R4 Supercharged better.

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                            • #15
                              Maybe mine is number Avanti 12 it is a 67 327, and sure better looking then that one ..Bob



                              At least the kid in the picture is number 14, no that is his age.



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