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rolleyes.gifHey Avantiacs... The Avanti was released to the Studebaker shareholders and to the New York Auto Show today......that is 50 years ago today. I was awaiting the arrival of my senior drivers license in New York that day. So....my friends and I rode our bicycles to the Merrick, Long Island dealership. I loved the car, but the price !! All I could say was,"$5,000 and the white wall tires are extra?!"

Every time I look at my '64 R2......I remember that day, 50 years ago today.....

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rolleyes.gifHey Avantiacs... The Avanti was released to the Studebaker shareholders and to the New York Auto Show today......that is 50 years ago today. I was awaiting the arrival of my senior drivers license in New York that day. So....my friends and I rode our bicycles to the Merrick, Long Island dealership. I loved the car, but the price !! All I could say was,"$5,000 and the white wall tires are extra?!"

Every time I look at my '64 R2......I remember that day, 50 years ago today.....

Thank you very much for posting this 50 year day in history. I am new to Avanti, just bought mine a few months ago. But, I can remember seeing the first one at the county fair as a kid and thinking 'how do I get from a big John Deere 'R' to an Avanti'.

Thanks again

Joe

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rolleyes.gifHey Avantiacs... The Avanti was released to the Studebaker shareholders and to the New York Auto Show today......that is 50 years ago today. I was awaiting the arrival of my senior drivers license in New York that day. So....my friends and I rode our bicycles to the Merrick, Long Island dealership. I loved the car, but the price !! All I could say was,"$5,000 and the white wall tires are extra?!"

Every time I look at my '64 R2......I remember that day, 50 years ago today.....

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rolleyes.gifHey Avantiacs... The Avanti was released to the Studebaker shareholders and to the New York Auto Show today......that is 50 years ago today. I was awaiting the arrival of my senior drivers license in New York that day. So....my friends and I rode our bicycles to the Merrick, Long Island dealership. I loved the car, but the price !! All I could say was,"$5,000 and the white wall tires are extra?!"

Every time I look at my '64 R2......I remember that day, 50 years ago today.....

Boy this sounds familiar, I was only 15 in 1963 and rode my bicycle to the Avanti Dealer . After about 4 hours there the salesman finally gave me a Brochure, which I still have today. "Only" 47 years later I bought my first Avanti, I think that salesman Died a long time ago.

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rolleyes.gifHey Avantiacs... The Avanti was released to the Studebaker shareholders and to the New York Auto Show today......that is 50 years ago today. I was awaiting the arrival of my senior drivers license in New York that day. So....my friends and I rode our bicycles to the Merrick, Long Island dealership. I loved the car, but the price !! All I could say was,"$5,000 and the white wall tires are extra?!"

Every time I look at my '64 R2......I remember that day, 50 years ago today.....

Thanks so much for the Birthday reminder. I have a 1964R2 that is fully restored and repaired after 2 idiots ran into me while texting & driving. I have taken a 1St in class in a ConcoursD'Elegance in Oct of last year. At least twice a month I drive from my home in NJ to my office in NYC; about 60 miles. The smiles,waves and photo videos are a birthday everytime I drive. Thanks Mark

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