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    basiliskst
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    Okay, this is a personal favorite. Maybe the odd angle will throw a few of the experts off course.

     

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    #2841

    OldMoparKid
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    I want to say Bass is being sneaky and throwing us an Avanti II but I think all Avanti II’s came with rectangular headlamps so I am going to say it’s an original ’63 Avanti coupe, however, the lack of emblems makes me think it is a mildly modified original car or some kind of kit car?

    Nice one Bass and I agree, the Avanti is one of my favorite cars ever! The ’63 Avanti is my favorite automobile from 1963. :hellyeah:

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    #2859

    lengnert
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    I immediately thought Avanti and not being a Studebaker expert I couldn’t put a year to it.

    I have a feeling that Bas may have a trick or two up his sleeve, though.

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    #2871

    lengnert
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    I like the wheels on it here, as well. I assume they are far from standard stock.

    #2873

    OldMoparKid
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    Yep, the wheels are not stock and there are emblems missing, however, everything else suggests original Avanti.  Somehow I have a strange feeling that Bass is pulling a fast one on us. :ohmy:

    #2874

    basiliskst
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    I believe this is a pre-bankruptcy 1963 Studebaker Avanti (I) with updated (modern) wheels and minus the badges. Clues are the round headlights but also a squarer hood. (Avanti II bumper line was lower and hood drooped more for a little more aero.) It’s not original as it is missing several chrome details, whether by age or intentional design updating I’m not sure.

    The Avanti styling is on par with the best Europeans of the time and ahead of the American competition.

    But it came too late for Studebaker to survive. Some of my favorite Alfas and Ferraris of the period are similarly gorgeous. And the bathtub rear window is also a design feature in another favorite, the Iso Grifo (Italian American hybrid).

    1964 Alfa Romeo Canguro

    <span style=”color: #505253; font-family: Asap, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px;”>1964 Maserati Sebring Coupe</span>

     

     

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    lengnert
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    As much as I like 60’s American iron. One cannot deny the impressive look(s) of the Europeans of the time too.

    The Grifo is such a beautiful car, and the hybrid part of that is the big time Chevy engines they pried into it. Definitely a winner all the way around.

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    lengnert
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    This thread is certainly “BUMP” worthy!

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