Sunday, August 1, 2021

1963 Studebaker Avanti R-2 - FOR SALE at Ellingson Motorcars. Somebody buy this!

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  1. I's sure someone will.
    Wish it was me.
    One of the nicest looking cars ever created.

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    1. "Avanti", aside from Claudia Cardinale whispering "vieni amore mio", perhaps the most beautiful word in Italian. Somewhere in my "Goldmine of Undocumented Trivia", a recollection that an Avanti was one of the few, if not the only, motor vehicle to be a featured exhibit at the NY Museum of Modern Art.

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    2. Ha. Claudia Cardinale to Burt Lancaster in The Professionals: "I trust you."

      Burt Lancaster's reply: "I trust you, too."

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  2. as a long time owner of orphaned vehicles - MGs, Triumph motorcycles, air cooled VWs, et cetera: no, hell no, fuck no, hell fucking no. no parts support, no mechanics, the insurance payments would pay for a brand new Corvette - this is a multi millionaires ride.

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  3. Those were nice cars. In the town I grew up in, the doctor's wife had an early 70's Avanti. I was a running buddy of their son who could occasionally talk his mother into letting him drive it. She drove the Avanti until the doctor bought his and hers 280 SL convertibles in the the early 80's.

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  4. Those Studebaker V8s had a unique sound when you started them up, I mean as heard under the hood. I could always tell one. My brother had a 62 0 63 Commander and it had that same odd whirring sound that this one has. Oldsmobile V8s same thing.

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  5. i got the bucks to buy this Avanti, but I don't like the color so I'll pass.

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  6. I'd rather have the 57 Corvette, any XKE, or a 69 Lamborghini Miura P400S. Ford GT would be Ok too.

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    1. I like the way you think, Bob.

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  7. When they first came out, my father went to the local dealership and put money down on one. On the way home, we passed a traffic accident with a Corvette. He asked me if the Corvette was fiberglass and I told him it was. He turned around and went back and got his deposit back on the Avanti. Then drove to the Chevy dealer and bought a 4 door Impala. I could have cried. I was 17.

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  8. A friend of mine in college(early 70s)had one. One time we were traveling on I83 in Baltimore when the water pump pissed the bed. He managed to get it to the garage a few miles away without it overheating. Sadly John passed away at age 63 back in 2014. I sure miss that guy. He always drove fast, unique cars.

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  9. I wonder if that's my father's old Avanti? Considering the mileage, it very well could be...

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