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    Avanti by Studebaker

    Great movie talking about the Avanti by Studebaker:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_NHmppIPLg

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    MikeHalloran
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    Re: Avanti by Studebaker

    The car refuses to die. I think you can still buy a new one:

    http://www.avantimotors.com/avantihistory.html


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    D_E_Davis
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    Re: Avanti by Studebaker

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    The car refuses to die. I think you can still buy a new one:
    IMHO, that fits the old P T Barnum quote to a T. Studebaker had a lovely, lovely car in 1954 - and then they spent much effort to make it ugly. Ford had a lovely car in the 65-66 Mustang, and then they spent much effort to make it ugly. the list goes on and on...


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    Re: Avanti by Studebaker

    Quote Originally Posted by D_E_Davis
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    The car refuses to die. I think you can still buy a new one:
    IMHO, that fits the old P T Barnum quote to a T. Studebaker had a lovely, lovely car in 1954 - and then they spent much effort to make it ugly. Ford had a lovely car in the 65-66 Mustang, and then they spent much effort to make it ugly. the list goes on and on...

    I don't hate the Avanti, but I think that other Studes such as the Hawk were prettier...

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    Re: Avanti by Studebaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    I don't hate the Avanti, but I think that other Studes such as the Hawk were prettier...
    Oddly enough, I saw a Hawk twice in Cleburne, TX, the day before yesterday. Looked brand new.

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    Re: Avanti by Studebaker

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    I don't hate the Avanti, but I think that other Studes such as the Hawk were prettier...
    Oddly enough, I saw a Hawk twice in Cleburne, TX, the day before yesterday. Looked brand new.
    Where we used to live, there was a fellow who owned a Golden Hawk (supercharged) that he'd bring to the local cruise on Friday nights.... that was a Wurlizter if ever there was one!

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    D_E_Davis
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    Re: Avanti by Studebaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    I don't hate the Avanti, but I think that other Studes such as the Hawk were prettier...
    To each his own. When I first saw the Hawk I felt sick at what had been done to Loewy's lovely design.



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