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  • Jim McCuan's 10K mile R2 Avanti on eBay

    Sure hope the new owner lets me visit her...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=300580228269


  • #2
    That leather key fob even looks like the one my Grandfather got from the dealer when he bought his new '62 Lark!
    Doubt you'll find a more original Avanti "Survivor".
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      Key fob has "Avanti" embossed on it.
      Jim
      Often in error, never in doubt
      http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

      ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Anything I should add to the details in the listing?
        Jim
        Often in error, never in doubt
        http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

        ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          Close up photo of the odometer.

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          • #6
            VERY nice presentation. Certainly thorough and honest. I hope it brings big $$$.
            Not nit picking or criticizing, but I'm curious about two things. For one, the console vinyl being black rather than fawn. I thought all '63s (including early transition models) had fawn vinyl on the console. Also, it looks as if the fuel filter is not original as the combination filter and return line seems to have been replaced by a modern filter and single gas line.
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            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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            • #7
              The return line orifice is on the fuel pump. The NOS fuel filter (not the repop with a decal) is in its original position. Interesting that the Workshop Manual shows only this setup and not the filter with the bowl as I have seen Avantis with the bowl setup like the Hawk.

              The console should be interior cover as outlined in the Dealer Fact Book.
              Jim
              Often in error, never in doubt
              http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

              ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jlmccuan View Post
                The return line orifice is on the fuel pump. The NOS fuel filter (not the repop with a decal) is in its original position. Interesting that the Workshop Manual shows only this setup and not the filter with the bowl as I have seen Avantis with the bowl setup like the Hawk.

                The console should be interior cover as outlined in the Dealer Fact Book.
                Thanks for the clarification. I knew I should check my books, but they are out in the 100+ degree temperature and I was too lazy to go out. The picture of the unit with a bowl was of my '64 R-2 (5420) that I sold several years ago and my current R-1 doesn't have that setup. PO replaced the (incorrect) pump and capped the return line near the pump.
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                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jlmccuan View Post
                  The return line orifice is on the fuel pump. The NOS fuel filter (not the repop with a decal) is in its original position. Interesting that the Workshop Manual shows only this setup and not the filter with the bowl as I have seen Avantis with the bowl setup like the Hawk.

                  The console should be interior cover as outlined in the Dealer Fact Book.
                  The early Avanti engined cars had the return from a T on pump, later cars all had the bowl and return from there.
                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    well the car is beautiful, as it is in person, saw at Gettysberg. The fuel filter issue has been going on forever as the Avanti parts manual shows the glass bowl filter with a return line for the R1-R2 and just the AC inline for the R3-R4. But throughout the repair manual it shows only the in-line, and states that it is not serviceable ("Gasoline" section page 5 fig 7). Additional R2 photos ("engine" page 3 figure 2) show the in-line and not the glass bowl unit. I think that Stude put either on as they went and all those concerned about the "correct" one are looking for details that are possibly incorrect. My Dad's 64 round headlight car had an in-line filter and was an R2, I changed it when I rebuilt his carb. My current one has the return line capped and looks like that cap has been on it for alot of years (by the looks of the crud on it). If the repair manual shows one thing and the parts book another--which is correct??

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                    • #11
                      The return line closer to the carb would help keep the fuel cooler as most of the heat comes from the close proximity of the fuel line to the head. The return at the bowl/filter would circulate the fuel that is warmest.
                      Jim
                      Often in error, never in doubt
                      http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

                      ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        Well, we have nine days to kill so we might as well have a contest. Nearest to the hammer price without going over. I have some stainless steel engraved medallions I made with a laser for the winner. Everybody's eligible. One entry per username. Let's have some fun !!


                        Last edited by jlmccuan; 07-22-2011, 06:23 PM.
                        Jim
                        Often in error, never in doubt
                        http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

                        ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          $29,900.00 stupak

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                          • #14
                            Vary NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              My (non)bid

                              If I had the cash and ability to care for this rig, $37,999.00. Unfortunately, with a lack of coin as well as a lack of perseverance to care properly for such a fine example, I can only dream...

                              Ken

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