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    Eighth R3!

    It was built as a white automatic. I will guess that it was converted to a four speed. I don't remember that happening to that Avanti, but I will go with that as my guess.
  2. I am not picking on Raymond. As you should know, he had little to do with the final design of the Avanti.
  3. Yes, the electric pumps are pushers so they should be placed close to the source (the tank).
  4. You may call it "lame", but my information came from one of the original Avanti design team.
  5. Do you really believe that or are you just arguing? All designers "borrowed" from each other. The Avanti combined design features of some of the most popular designs of the time, including the E-Type Jaguar and the Continental (both 1961 models released to the public in 1960).
  6. The casting number pictured is on the block, not on a head. Look midway on the head, like in Bob's picture.
  7. I will make a guess - first factory sun roof.
  8. Not the actual piece, but the piece in question is not the actual piece - I will say 1960s Chrysler products that used the hood ornament design as a steering wheel center. There are probably others, but not that come to mind and I will not research it (as usual).
  9. Watching the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale this evening and one of the commentators came across Alice Cooper. They engaged in a brief conversation during which Alice mentioned he had a 1963 Avanti that he was having refurbished. The commentator responded, "Studebaker"! Alice replied that he had always loved Studebakers. I saw this interview. The above I "lifted" from the SDC Forum (rather than "typing" the same thing).
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    Last "A"!

    I agree. I thought that I had answered this right away, but I guess that it was one of the times that my input did not show up.
  11. He technically resigned as President and member of the Board on Nov. 25, following the Nov. 11 announcement. I don't see how November is incorrect. Egbert had two surgeries in 1962 and was facing a third in 1963. Perhaps he was already on a "leave" when the two Nov. items took place. In that case, I will say the "leave" was in 2) Oct.
  12. I believe that 3) November is correct. (Nov. 11, 1963 announcement).
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    Avanti Woman!

    I will guess Mrs. Loewy.
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    Avanti PCV!

    I will say 1) 10/60 because I believe California required PCV on 1961 models.
  15. Yes, this has been commonly done. I believe that most use the inflated tire and wheel, not inflatable, from a Chrysler product that has the same bolt pattern.
  16. It is hard to say that Loewy did not copy anybody, when the article states: "...the unmistakable chromed 'V' that Loewy had adapted from the trunk lid of the '57 Cadillac!"
  17. [Not Stacey.] No Teslas are hybrid. All Teslas are full electric. 250 miles is about the current limit for range of electric cars today. Most people that own electric cars have other vehicles. They use the electric car for normal commuting and errands. I figure, that at worst case, I would rent a different vehicle for a once per year trip. People do go cross country with their Teslas by charging them as needed. EDIT: Tesla S range is 370 miles. Tesla X, like Stacey's, has a range of 238 miles. Chevrolet, Jaguar and Nissan have electric cars with ranges around 240 miles.
  18. All electric cars have their full torque starting off. Your Avanti has a 305, which in my opinion is inadequate for the car and I owned an Avanti with a 305 new.
  19. If I see a viable product, I will probably be a customer. I purchased the fourth Kelly 1987 Avanti for public sale.
  20. On the SDC Forum, I had my memory refreshed that my 1963 Avanti was 63R3480. Now I just would like to know the current owners and locations of my three Avantis (63R3480, R5176, ---006).
  21. Not a direct answer to your question, but it may be related. I believe that RBQ 1898 is considered to be a 1972 model Avanti in the Avanti world. Perhaps your Avanti was first registered/titled as a left over and became considered, by the DMV, to be a 1973 when titled/registered.
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    Loewy's Team!

    I only remember seeing words like "quickly", rather than a number. I will estimate 2) Ten.
  23. If your cruise control still works, then the problem is between the cruise control and the speedometer and not down lower, like at the transmission or the cable that goes to it.
  24. They bought more than one.
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