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  • The Lamberti papers #17

    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

  • #2
    I was hoping they would mention the names they didn't go with. Another great installment, though. Thanks.
    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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    • #3
      Interesting, Dick, as usual. Continued thanks.

      Points:

      1. It looks like they finally decided to go with pricing the R3 engine (wholesale) a little under their cost, when you consider other items that had to be added when an R3 was specified. They certainly agonized over the R3's pricing, it appears.

      2. You can bet the new, 1964 green color drawing pleasant remarks was Jet Green, notHorizon Green. Horizon Green was close enough to 1963 Green Mist that many people wouldn't have noticed. However, Jet Green was the first time a dark metallic green had been in the line since ????

      3. Under LEGAL, it says Mr. Feuer had "nothing to report." That's got to be a first; a lawyer with nothing to say when he has a large, captive audience in front of him. 'Must've had laryngitis. <GGG> BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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      • #4
        3. Under LEGAL, it says Mr. Feuer had "nothing to report." That's got to be a first; a lawyer with nothing to say when he has a large, captive audience in front of him. 'Must've had laryngitis. <GGG> BP


        They didn't pay his retainer that week?????

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        • #5
          'Hadn't thought of that, Chuck! <GGG> BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • #6
            Continued thanks for this great series. Each issue seems to contain more impact than the last.

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            • #7
              Mr. Hardig asked Mr. Thomas to let him know what the model lineup will be for export."

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              • #8
                Its really kind of amazing that the small details for the 64's were just being finalized with such a short time to start production. Again as I have said before, its too bad they hadn't used the Challenger name in 63 instead of the oh so bland Standard ident. Thanks Richard for passing these on. I feel like a fly on the wall and we can witness how hard these men wanted to succeed.
                59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                64 Zip Van
                66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                • #9
                  Richard Quinn...thank you for providiing such an interesting series of information. It is realized that it can't be endless, but it is great reading while it lasts.
                  "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." author unknown

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