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    Studebaker, Avanti, other cars, large dogs (Leonberger)

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  1. studegary

    R1 Powered!

    The Hawk but only by a couple of hundred dollars (the RI did cost more in the Wagonaire than in the Hawk).
  2. i don't think that it was the first thing, but early on he dropped the II from Avanti. EDIT: answer 3
  3. R 4795 should be a 1963 (near the end), so it must have been sold late to be a 1964.
  4. The closest thing that I can come up with is the Service Letter of 9/27/63 giving the licensing and registration data for 1964 models.
  5. studegary

    Avanti Price!

    In October 1962 the MSRP was $4445, so I am going to say that the price stayed the same for 1964 - 3) $4445.
  6. The Serial Number can't be "63R 599". It is probably 63R 1599, assembled in October 1962.
  7. Unusual Avanti II with power windows, four speed and no A/C.
  8. You make some good points, however there was no warranty on R3 engines (reference; Studebaker Sales Letter 161, 6/10/63).
  9. Perhaps it was just built for stock in case of failure (no warranty on the R3 engine) of one of the ten originally installed engines. Or, they could have just built one or more for over the counter sales. Isn't that what George Krem did (buy an R3 from Studebaker)? What is the engine number of the engine now installed in his car?
  10. studegary

    Avanti Paint!

    This reminds me of one fancy, non-Studebaker, show that I had a 1953 Commander Starliner at. An "expert" argued with me that the car was not painted with lacquer. I had purchased the lacquer myself and painted the car myself. I did not wet sand the finish down to the very last of the limited "orange peel". I did this on purpose to make it look more like the enamel that the car was built with, rather than lacquer. I know that I did not convince this "expert", but that was ok with me.
  11. studegary

    Avanti Paint!

    No, the rest of the Studebaker line (Larks, Hawks, trucks) used enamel and Avantis used lacquer. I have done a lot of painting with nitrocellulose lacquer paint. I guess that dates me. To the question, I will say false, due to the "regularly available" part of the statement.
  12. There are MANY SDC and AOAI members in New York state. If it is near to me, I will offer to look at it. If not near to me, I may be able to recommend someone else that knows collector cars and Avanti in particular. I have owned three Avantis and worked on many. I am thinking that it is an Avanti that is or was in the Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie area.
  13. I agree with Jack (a variation on what I had posted). There are MANY SDC and AOAI members in New York state. If it is near to me, I will offer to look at it. If not near to me, I may be able to recommend someone else that knows collector cars and Avanti in particular. I have owned three Avantis and worked on many. I am thinking that it is an Avanti that is or was in the Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie area.
  14. It appears to be a nice car. One big negative is that it has not been run/driven in years. Who knows what the engine will need and the brakes and supercharger are expensive items to rebuild. You do not say where it is. To me, it appears to have New York State inspection and registration stickers on the windshield. The body is fiberglass, but if it "resided" in the Northeast it may have serious rust in the frame and torque boxes. Especially with out knowing the rust situation, I wouldn't want to estimate a value. I suggest selling it as-is rather than putting time and money into various systems of the car. I suggest putting it on eBay with pictures, a good, honest description and a low starting price (like $1K). The market will let you know what the car's value is today.
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