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  • Two Seat Avanti?

    I just had a guy tell me that there were two, two seat avantis produced---perhaps as prototypes. He claimed to know the guy who recently sold one. I disputed this information, having never heard of a two seat prototype. I am aware of the two prototypes located in recent years but they were not two seaters. Any one have any knowledge, or is this guy just mistaken.
    1967 Riviera, 1964 Avanti R/2-R5096, 1953 Champion-R/1,4spd, Two 1967 Studebaker Gravely tractorssigpic

  • #2
    I have seen photos of a turquois Avanti shortened to a two passenger vehicle. I can't find it in my files now and I don't remember for sure if that is an actual car, or it was created on a computer. Photo-Shop type program. I believe that it was an actual car. Surely someone else on the forum has the same photo!

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    • #3
      Jim Bunting of AVX fame had builder Bill Lang shorten his 1963 Studebaker Avanti (frame) and turned into a two seater with storage in the back. It was not done by Studebaker. Jim sold the car to someone in California I believe.
      John Hull

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      • #4
        Sherwood Egbert envisioned the Avanti as a 2-seater and early renderings reflected that, but early on he was persuaded to make it a 4-seater. If there were any prototypes by Studebaker, it likely never left the clay model stage, if it ever got that far.
        Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Avantict View Post
          Jim Bunting of AVX fame had builder Bill Lang shorten his 1963 Studebaker Avanti (frame) and turned into a two seater with storage in the back. It was not done by Studebaker. Jim sold the car to someone in California I believe.
          Photos of it here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...hlight=bunting

          Craig

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          • #6
            There is a guy in Rodgers, Ar. Has or had a 2 seater Avanti.

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            • #7
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              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                Seems like their was a post here that led me to these pics, but I saved them and cleaned them up.

                If you look at drawing 2, it says "2 passenger"

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                I assume that means 2 seater, and not driver + 2 passenger

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pbrown View Post
                  Seems like their was a post here that led me to these pics, but I saved them and cleaned them up.

                  If you look at drawing 2, it says "2 passenger"

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                  I assume that means 2 seater, and not driver + 2 passenger
                  IT would be pure pleasure to have copies of these renderings. Is it a possibility to get copies of them from you?
                  Stude Rookie

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stude Rookie View Post
                    IT would be pure pleasure to have copies of these renderings. Is it a possibility to get copies of them from you?
                    Stude Rookie
                    If you click on the pics they will open to approx 1000 x 625, which is the resolution of the scans that I have.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
                      I really like the look of this custom shortened version. Where is it today?
                      Mike
                      Fort Worth, TX


                      1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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                      • #12
                        An Ozark Trails member that lives in Rogers, AR owned this car. I believe he still does. I have not talked to the owner about the car for a couple of years now.
                        He also owned the Conway Twitty '57 Golden Hawk at the time of the 2011 International Meet in Springfield.
                        Gary Sanders
                        Nixa, MO

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                        • #13
                          Did any of you notice that Tom Kellogg used the same Door & Door Window shape on the Newer Firebird based Avanti?
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                            Did any of you notice that Tom Kellogg used the same Door & Door Window shape on the Newer Firebird based Avanti?
                            Yep, and believe it or not, the link in the first post still works!! http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ghlight=kellog

                            Craig

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                            • #15
                              The turquoise two passenger Avanti looks pretty good!

                              The rear of the car and middle look just right but emphasize the somewhat overly long nose in front of the front wheels.
                              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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