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How Many AVX's?


Ernie
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I've seen a couple of numbers discussed...all less than a dozen. Maybe even no more than 3-6. I tend to believe the lower numbers as I've never seen photos identifying more than the same three cars...a coupe, a T-Top and a convertible.

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Look do any body know how many 2002 T-Top Sports Coupe's were made, on pontiac chasse's that year?

According to John Hull's recent book, there were 53 Avanti's made from 2001-2004 using the TransAm platform. I would guess the majority were convertibles. I had read somewhere (which escapes me) that nearly all sales were for convertibles and Avanti Motors wasn't even buying non-convertible platforms from GM after a certain point. My '02 convertible is #20 of those 53...its assembly date was 12/01 according to the manufacturer's plate on the door jamb.

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Again according to John Hull's book "Three "factory" AVX automobiles were built. The coupe and T-top models were built on Pontiac Firebird chassis with the convertible built on a Chevrolet Camaro chassis." I don't have any idea what "factory" means. But the story here was really interesting and the pictures of the cars are really great--sure would love to have the money to buy one if they were still made. If these were made today as an electric vehicle with even a 100 mile range and quick recharge capacity, it sure seems they might sell very well.

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Three is the correct answer for the number of AVX's built. One coupe, one convertible and one T-top.

AVX 1 (coupe) is owned by AZ chapter prez Dale Sexton, who is the third owner of this stunning turquoise car. Dale has a lot of documentation on this car designed by Tom Kellogg, one of the original Avanti designers. Here it is alongside my '71 Avanti at a recent car show in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. 

 

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I agree with the number of AVXs built/finished as three.  I believe that there was also a fourth that was started and not finished (the last that I knew). 

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On 9/1/2008 at 6:13 PM, Gunslinger said:

According to John Hull's recent book, there were 53 Avanti's made from 2001-2004 using the TransAm platform. I would guess the majority were convertibles. I had read somewhere (which escapes me) that nearly all sales were for convertibles and Avanti Motors wasn't even buying non-convertible platforms from GM after a certain point. My '02 convertible is #20 of those 53...its assembly date was 12/01 according to the manufacturer's plate on the door jamb.

Three is the correct answer for the number of AVX's built. One coupe, one convertible and one T-top.

So this is now confusing, how many are actually out there built? Did someone other than the "factory" build the others or are there really only 3?

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3 hours ago, Stacey said:

Three is the correct answer for the number of AVX's built. One coupe, one convertible and one T-top.

So this is now confusing, how many are actually out there built? Did someone other than the "factory" build the others or are there really only 3?

Please keep in mind that AVXs are not Avantis and were not built in any factory.  Three is the correct number of finished cars.  A fourth was started and not finished.

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