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Pete Rutledge

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  1. My '64 Avanti came missing the inside rear view mirror. I now have all the parts to reinstall one, but need a measurement to locate it correctly. Can someone with a '63 or early '64 Avanti that has the small mirror in the original location down near the bottom of the windshield, give me the measurement on the outside of the windshield from the top edge of the windshield weatherstripping to the bottom edge of the mirror mount? I realize the mirror won't really doesn't provide a good view out the back from this location, but I want it to be right. Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. Picked up a copy of the February 2007 issue of Hemmings Motor News yesterday and much to my surprise found an article about the Avanti. It's on page 66 and is presented as an article on dashboard design. It's a very complimentary one-page article with two pictures. One is a front-side view of a square headlight '64 R2 and the other is a picture of an Avanti dashboard and steering wheel (possibly from the same car). The dash has the Tenite walnut grain covering, the steering wheel is walnut grain, there is no A/C, and the transmission is automatic. It's a nice article and good to see it in a publication as well circulated and respected as Hemmings Motor News.

  3. The video that people refer to in this thread might be the "Avanti Video" available in DVD from the Studebaker National Museum for $13.95 plus S&H ($4.00 cheaper in VHS). Might also be "Five Weeks in the Desert: The Birth of the Avanti Video," for $24.95 plus S&H ($5.00 cheaper in VHS). I can't be sure because I don't have these...yet.

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