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  • Newbie Intro

    Originally delivered to Indianapolis Studebaker,Bill's R2 is back in the midwest!
    My uncle was a pretty serious Stude dude at one time and bought this one in '74 from the original owner, attending many SDC events in SoCal in the '70's and early '80's.
    Sitting in pieces for more than 20 years,it has recenty been put back together and needs a couple more bugs worked out of her. We were able to get together on a price and I have been working on it for a couple of week now. It has a fresh engine,tranny and blower.(And lots of parts from Meyers!)
    This is my first plastic car and has PW,Tilt,AM-FM and just one pedal on the left.
    Tomorrow I hope to put a few miles on it for a taste of what should be a long and beautiful relationship!

    '64 R2 back on da road again
    '64 R2 back on da road again

  • #2

    I hate to say it, but it's an Avanti...

    StudeDave [8D]
    V/P San Diego County SDC
    San Diego, Ca

    '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
    '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
    '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
    '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
    '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
    '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
    StudeDave '57
    US Navy (retired)

    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
    SDC Member since 1985

    past President
    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
    San Diego Chapter SDC

    past Vice President
    San Diego Chapter SDC
    North Florida Chapter SDC


    • #3
      Gee Bill, if this is your first 'plastic' car, you must not have any new cars at all. After all, every maker went to mostly plastic between five and ten years ago. Just kidding.

      Hope you enjoy it. An Avanti is a sweet running (and driving for that matter) car.

      Welcome to the Funny Farm, I mean[:I], support group, I mean[:I], club. That's right, that's what I meant to say[:I], welcome to the club.

      Lotsa Larks!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?


      • #4
        Welcome Bill, This is a good bunch of people. If you have any Questions just ask.Some one here will be able to help. Again welcome.

        63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
        64 Avanti R3w/NOS
        88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS