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  • Love this cheap Avanti

    He says:
    "THERE APPEARS TO BE SOME ROT ON THE SHEET METAL BAFFLING ON THE UNDERCARRIAGE. THIS CAN EASILY BE REPAIRED OR REMOVED AND IS NON STRUCTURAL."

    Translation: The hog troughs that support the body to the frame are rotted out and will,need a $3000 repair before the other door falls off. (it'll likly need a new frame too)"

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_W0QQ...temZ4652942343

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  • #2
    Gee seems like there was more damage done to it at restoration shop than was restored.Alternator little noisy?As a shop owneri think it was my responsibility to find him new seats if they were stolen on my property.That what insurance is for

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    • #3
      Rare limited production model with the no seat/no bumper/no key option.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

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      • #4
        All the cheap Avanti's are coming out of the wood work after seeing the bidding on Richard's new Avanti.

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        • #5
          I'm a bad man.[}]Buying a cheap Avanti and all.Just to make things perfectly clear,I did not start out with the intention of buying the lowest priced Avanti I could find. I looked for an appropriately valued Avanti.My wife wanted us to bid/buy the light blue Avanti that was on eBay around the 1st of April. It was a #1 car and went for a #1 price,22K IIRC,and worth every bit of it.To tell you the truth I don't want a #1, I want a nice car that I am comfortable to drive without a bug getting mashed on the windshield. It looks as though the red Avanti car is off eBay. Last bid I saw was 760.00[no reserve] and about a week to go. I bet it comes back with a reserve. It doesn't matter anyway, I'll have my R-1 shortly. RD

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          • #6
            I sent the owner an e-mail last night to bring him up to speed. He was not angry and inquired as to what I thought the car was worth. I gave him an estimate, but also advised him that he might want to revise his listing to fully explain the condition of the hog troughs and add pictures of the underside so people can make an informed decision. He also indicates that he has the bumpers.

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            • #7
              I saw another 81 Avanti at a swap meet one ime, it had NO paint on it, and the hog troughs were missing. The seller did have fiberglass ones that were included. [:0] And he still wanted $9000 for it, and the interior was shot too! [xx(]

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              • #8
                When exactly DID Avantis become worth nothing?? I remember back in
                the 80's when you couldnt get an Avanti frame for under 2500 bucks.
                Now they are worth squat and the Hawks are worth more? This, after I
                finally got an Avanti, and totalled my Hawk.

                At least my house went from 189,000 to over 600,000 in 5 years.[:I]

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                • #9
                  63-64 Avanti's have gone nuts in the last year or so. Many nice examples bringing in the 20-30K range recently.

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                  • #10
                    Avantis that say Studebaker have come in to their own. There are some of the later models that I would be ashamed to attach to any Studebaker heritage.
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by JDP

                      63-64 Avanti's have gone nuts in the last year or so. Many nice examples bringing in the 20-30K range recently.
                      Not that value was what drove me to buy one, but it was strange to
                      see such a rare vehicle drop so much, they have gone up, but its not
                      a good sign with fellow Stude nuts make some of the comments on this
                      thread, if WE dont value them ... who will??[B)]

                      quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                      Avantis that say Studebaker have come in to their own. There are some of the later models that I would be ashamed to attach to any Studebaker heritage.
                      Oh!! I hear you on that!! Like THIS thing??



                      Too bad they uncovered it, I liked the tablecloth look better.



                      Then they got sued by GM for copying the Hummer (but didnt counter sue
                      for GM copying the Wagonaire) - so they had to restyle it :



                      Studebaker had a history of "firsts", and this thing is the biggest
                      ugliest SUV yet, and DEAD LAST in a dead market. While GM and Ford
                      have these things piling up on Dealers lots, Avanti thinks they can
                      sell rebodied Ford SUVs for 85,000+. Wow!



                      I pleaded with them to kill this thing, and to put the money toward a
                      Wagonaire, sliding roof, muscle wagon like the Magnum. Create their
                      own chassis, and use it for both the Avanti and wagon. Call up Art
                      Morrison, and get his help. Use the same mounting points as the first
                      Avanti, so they can recoup some engineering costs by selling updated
                      frames to people with rotted Avantis. Finally to use the 03 Cobra
                      wheels like I did on my '63 Avanti. I never got a reply (just a blurb
                      on AOAI telling me that the SUV market is BOOMING). They did however
                      use my idea about the 03 Cobra wheels, so I bet the marketing director
                      who got my email must have got a raise off "his" idea. Oh well, thats
                      "business" for yah!

                      Tom
                      '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!!
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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by sbca96

                        quote:Originally posted by JDP

                        63-64 Avanti's have gone nuts in the last year or so. Many nice examples bringing in the 20-30K range recently.
                        Not that value was what drove me to buy one, but it was strange to
                        see such a rare vehicle drop so much, they have gone up, but its not
                        a good sign with fellow Stude nuts make some of the comments on this
                        thread, if WE dont value them ... who will??[B)]

                        quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                        Avantis that say Studebaker have come in to their own. There are some of the later models that I would be ashamed to attach to any Studebaker heritage.
                        Oh!! I hear you on that!! Like THIS thing??



                        Too bad they uncovered it, I liked the tablecloth look better.



                        Then they got sued by GM for copying the Hummer (but didnt counter sue
                        for GM copying the Wagonaire) - so they had to restyle it :



                        Studebaker had a history of "firsts", and this thing is the biggest
                        ugliest SUV yet, and DEAD LAST in a dead market. While GM and Ford
                        have these things piling up on Dealers lots, Avanti thinks they can
                        sell rebodied Ford SUVs for 85,000+. Wow!



                        I pleaded with them to kill this thing, and to put the money toward a
                        Wagonaire, sliding roof, muscle wagon like the Magnum. Create their
                        own chassis, and use it for both the Avanti and wagon. Call up Art
                        Morrison, and get his help. Use the same mounting points as the first
                        Avanti, so they can recoup some engineering costs by selling updated
                        frames to people with rotted Avantis. Finally to use the 03 Cobra
                        wheels like I did on my '63 Avanti. I never got a reply (just a blurb
                        on AOAI telling me that the SUV market is BOOMING). They did however
                        use my idea about the 03 Cobra wheels, so I bet the marketing director
                        who got my email must have got a raise off "his" idea. Oh well, thats
                        "business" for yah!

                        Tom
                        Actually, I kind of liked the XUV. A big, capable, roomy SUV is very useful in my line of work (oilfield). I have to make do with a runty little Suburban.

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                        • #13
                          For years "we" all "bitched" that Avantis although much rarer than "vettes" returned know where near the cash the bowtie did upon sale, now we are all "a-buzz" because Avanti prices have finally risen to where they should have been for years...trouble is there are those out there that want to buy on the cheap ...but want Trump money upon re-sale!

                          I for one hope the prices continue to rise, then I can expect to receive a price worthy of such an automobile when my example is put on the block.

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