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  • Avanti and Lark Pace Car Pic

    Great pic I have never seen before on EBAY:

    http://tinyurl.com/yhdqbec


  • #2
    I zoomed in and tried to make out the drivers name in script above the door but it wasn't clear enough.

    John


    63R-2386 under restoration & modification
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    John
    63R-2386
    Resto-Mod by Michael Myer

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    • #3
      Here is another Avanti pic. Note the Newman and Altman sign in the background:

      http://tinyurl.com/yk8xnax

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael

        Here is another Avanti pic. Note the Newman and Altman sign in the background:

        http://tinyurl.com/yk8xnax
        Yep, right on Michigan street just before the railroad overpass and close to the Studebaker plant. A short walk to Toastie's and a great hot dog.

        JDP/Maryland
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          I would really like to know more about the Bahamas Speed Week pace/officials cars. That is very interesting. I used to love reading about the those speed weeks, but do not remember ever seeing this picture before, or ever hearing about them.

          Joe Roberts
          '61 R1 Champ
          '65 Cruiser
          Editor of "The Down Easterner"
          Eastern North Carolina Chapter
          Joe Roberts
          '61 R1 Champ
          '65 Cruiser
          Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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          • #6
            Joe, it's Saturday and too early. Wait, I'm up early too. I need to go back to bed. I would love to have a station wagon pace car or official car.

            Jamie McLeod
            Hope Mills, NC
            Jamie McLeod
            Hope Mills, NC

            1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
            1958 Commander "Christine"
            1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
            1955 Commander Sedan
            1964 Champ
            1960 Lark

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            • #7
              I came within minutes of buying a very early Cobra that was raced at the Bahamas Speed Week races. I didn't know that Studebaker had any pace duties there.

              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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              • #8
                [quote]Originally posted by okc63avanti

                I zoomed in and tried to make out the drivers name in script above the door but it wasn't clear enough.

                John

                I believe it is "Bahamas _________".
                KURTRUK
                (read it backwards)




                Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                • #9
                  Those, I believe, are Prestolite cars. There was also a 63 R2 conv and a Hawk painted the same way.

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                  • #10

                    I believe it is "Bahamas _________".


                    It looks like "Bahama Mama" to me.

                    1963 Studebaker Avanti: LS1 motor and T-56 transmission have been moved rearward, set up as a two seat coupe with independent rear suspension.
                    sigpic 1963 Studebaker Avanti: LS1 motor and T-56 transmission have been moved rearward, set up as a two seat coupe with independent rear suspension. Complex solutions for nonexistant problems.

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                    • #11
                      After sharpening the photo, and making it a negative to make it easier to read, I believe it says "Bahamas Studebaker". [?]

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                      • #12
                        The second word is visually shorter than Bahamas, so I don't think it is "Studebaker." But it could be. Maybe someone should ask Walter Miller, the seller.
                        KURTRUK
                        (read it backwards)




                        Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                        • #13

                          I bought one of the photos; received it today.
                          The lettering in question on both the Avanti & the Wagonaire is Bahamas Safari. [8D]
                          JWW

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                          • #14
                            I also bought one of the photos,not in my mail box yet.

                            Lenny
                            Atlanta Ga.

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