Report Avanti Frame in 1963-64 Avanti Posted September 21, 2006 i know this isn't related to the early 60's avanti's, but your chat reminded me of a conversation i had with someone from avanti motor car back in the 80's. was looking for information about the avanti II's, and the gentleman i spoke with (i took no notes and all info was lost - suspect, right?) told me he was trying to get the designer(s) of the [C5] corvette frame to redesign the avanti II frame with that new corvette 'tunnel' design. trying to bring the avanti into the future or something. maybe it was just salesman b.s.. anyway, guess it never happened; but the idea was intriguing. hope you can make it work, ww I've read that back in the '80s Avanti Motors (don't know if this was during the Blake or Kelly era) had contracted with someone to design a modern chassis dedicated to the Avanti. It might have been Reeves Callaway since he was allied with Chevrolet and the Corvette at that time, but I don't know for sure. Supposedly when Avanti's money ran out, developement on the new chassis stopped. Maybe someone else here can shed some light on that.