Long story . I was showing another Avanti in 1985 at the annual La Palma show. This was a modified car, and it won first place in it class. This guy walks up and introduces himself., and we start talking about this car R5487 car and also about R5051 which was being repainted at a local body shop. At this time it was a very nice car with 39,000 miles and never modified. This individual is interested in seeing the car and we make arrangements to meet at the body shop while looking at the car he tells me he had a turquoise 64 in the past and it would be great to build a show car out of my car. So the body shop and this guy proceed to move forward on my car and I support the money side and now realize we are building a trailer queen of Pebble Beach standards. So from 1985 to 1990 they proceed to build "my" show car. The car has been in storage since 1990 only needing the bumpers to be completed and installed.Everything mechanical was rebuilt and no fluids were installed. The engine is turned over by hand and oiled. This is a over restored Avanti something that I now regret.
Jon Meyer, John Metzker, Ed Reynolds and Gary Johnson all contributed to this show car.
Oh the guy and I became good friends until his passing. His name : Tom Kellogg