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    The new owner drove the project Avanti on his trailer for the trip to his home in Pa. He's retiring in a few months and seems well capable of bringing the car back and he too is joining the club and may show up here. Glad that I did not shoot this car in the head, it seems to like the new owner, drove right on the trailer like it was parked yesterday.




    JDP/Maryland


    63 GT R2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert-63
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT-60Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland

  • #2
    Another one saved! Good job, JP.


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    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      Another one saved! Good job, JP.


      [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

      Clark in San Diego
      '63 F2/Lark Standard
      http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

      Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        I just stabilized it in intensive care, the new owner has to "save it". He's in for some blood, sweat and tears, but he seems excited to get started.

        JDP/Maryland


        63 GT R2
        63 Avanti R1
        63 Daytona convert-63
        63 Lark 2 door
        62 Lark 2 door
        60 Lark HT-60Hawk
        59 3E truck
        52 & 53 Starliner
        51 Commander

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          I just stabilized it in intensive care, the new owner has to "save it". He's in for some blood, sweat and tears, but he seems excited to get started.

          JDP/Maryland


          63 GT R2
          63 Avanti R1
          63 Daytona convert-63
          63 Lark 2 door
          62 Lark 2 door
          60 Lark HT-60Hawk
          59 3E truck
          52 & 53 Starliner
          51 Commander

          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            Pretty decent trailer setup.
            Put the winch in the nose box and yank the dead one's up.
            Big tires...
            Tough duty rig...
            Jeff[8D]
            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

            Jeff


            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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            • #7
              Pretty decent trailer setup.
              Put the winch in the nose box and yank the dead one's up.
              Big tires...
              Tough duty rig...
              Jeff[8D]
              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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              • #8
                Good news for SASCO, S-I, etc...
                Glad it was saved.


                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
                  Good news for SASCO, S-I, etc...
                  Glad it was saved.


                  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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                  • #10
                    I liked that car for the fact that it was really all there. Other than being left sitting for many years it appeared to be a great restoration prospect.

                    When I saw the original pre JDP eBay ad I figured that the frame was completely rotten and maybe the car was just a little too far gone. It was too far away for me to take a gamble on cross country shipping (you know they charge extra for shipping non running cars). I was tempted when JDP posted his surprise findings that it was actually a car with potential, that it actually had a good heart and ran. I was even tempted to bid on JDP's eBay auction. However, like many others, I already have a number of car projects and it makes little sense for me to add more project cars to my collection.

                    I've never met JDP or Sal, but I'm thrilled at the work they've done to help the Studebaker hobby by bringing once forlorn cars to new owners who will fix them and drive them.

                    I wonder how many of the '63/'64 Avantis are accounted for vs. the ghosts like this car that are waiting to be "found" again and added to the registries.

                    Thomas

                    New Stude guy! Long time hot rodder
                    '63 Avanti R2 4 speed with interesting plans

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                    • #11
                      I liked that car for the fact that it was really all there. Other than being left sitting for many years it appeared to be a great restoration prospect.

                      When I saw the original pre JDP eBay ad I figured that the frame was completely rotten and maybe the car was just a little too far gone. It was too far away for me to take a gamble on cross country shipping (you know they charge extra for shipping non running cars). I was tempted when JDP posted his surprise findings that it was actually a car with potential, that it actually had a good heart and ran. I was even tempted to bid on JDP's eBay auction. However, like many others, I already have a number of car projects and it makes little sense for me to add more project cars to my collection.

                      I've never met JDP or Sal, but I'm thrilled at the work they've done to help the Studebaker hobby by bringing once forlorn cars to new owners who will fix them and drive them.

                      I wonder how many of the '63/'64 Avantis are accounted for vs. the ghosts like this car that are waiting to be "found" again and added to the registries.

                      Thomas

                      New Stude guy! Long time hot rodder
                      '63 Avanti R2 4 speed with interesting plans

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                      • #12
                        I don't know how many are "out there", but between my two dealers and me, we've found and bought 26 near dead Avanti's in the 9 years I've been doing this on ebay and maybe as many that were nice. Of those, at least 18 are back on the road, the rest were parted. Here's my yard a few years back and the next Avanti to go on ebay. (been sitting since 1991)




                        JDP/Maryland


                        63 GT R2
                        63 Avanti R1
                        63 Daytona convert-63
                        63 Lark 2 door
                        62 Lark 2 door
                        60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                        59 3E truck
                        52 & 53 Starliner
                        51 Commander

                        JDP Maryland

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                        • #13
                          I don't know how many are "out there", but between my two dealers and me, we've found and bought 26 near dead Avanti's in the 9 years I've been doing this on ebay and maybe as many that were nice. Of those, at least 18 are back on the road, the rest were parted. Here's my yard a few years back and the next Avanti to go on ebay. (been sitting since 1991)




                          JDP/Maryland


                          63 GT R2
                          63 Avanti R1
                          63 Daytona convert-63
                          63 Lark 2 door
                          62 Lark 2 door
                          60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                          59 3E truck
                          52 & 53 Starliner
                          51 Commander

                          JDP Maryland

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Thomas63R2
                            I wonder how many of the '63/'64 Avantis are accounted for
                            By going through the Avanti Owners Association roster, 20% of the cars are owned by AOAI members.
                            Add SDC members only (quite a few judging by my cross checking both rosters...yes, I need to get a life), non-members and cars just waiting to be found and/or restored, I figure about 50% of the 4647 Studebaer Avantis are still out there.

                            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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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by Thomas63R2
                              I wonder how many of the '63/'64 Avantis are accounted for
                              By going through the Avanti Owners Association roster, 20% of the cars are owned by AOAI members.
                              Add SDC members only (quite a few judging by my cross checking both rosters...yes, I need to get a life), non-members and cars just waiting to be found and/or restored, I figure about 50% of the 4647 Studebaer Avantis are still out there.

                              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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