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I remember this from the Langworth book (Postwar Years), but seems like there were more than two -- no telephone calls, no women, no going to town, no clocks allowed.

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I remember this from the Langworth book (Postwar Years), but seems like there were more than two -- no telephone calls, no women, no going to town, no clocks allowed.

No doubt that's right...but you missed the intent of my question. (poor wording on my part no doubt!)

I'm asking about specific design characteristics of the car itself ....

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OK, attempt number 2:

Shape like zee Coke bottle (gotta read this with a little bit of French accent)

Scoop instead of grille

Wedge shape

Off center raised area on hood (seems like I've seen more specific parameters in some articles like "gun sight lineup with the road" or something to that extent)

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I remember reading somewhere about "no straight lines"

'No straight lines' was indeed how the original Studebaker Avanti design turned out....However, I don't believe R.L. insisted on 'no straight lines' going in.

Anyone else want to take a shot at stipulation #2?

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  • 2 weeks later...

I recall a few more 'mandates' from RL.

http://www.theavanti.net/design.html and

http://www.theavanti.net/birth_window.html (third paragraph).

And remember, "Above all, think aerodynamics." :)

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I recall a few more 'mandates' from RL.

http://www.theavanti.net/design.html and

http://www.theavanti.net/birth_window.html (third paragraph).

And remember, "Above all, think aerodynamics." :)

All true!....However, in a taped interview shortly before he passed away, when speaking about the Avanti design, RL stressed...'No Grille' and 'Minimum applied chrome'.

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