63avanti., on 06 March 2012 - 10:57 PM, said:
Im new to the site here and just started my search for an Avanti. My father was a huge studebaker Fanatic, and had a 64 Avanti back in the day. He has since passed and im now starting my search to buy one in his memory.
Im looking for a 63-64 avanti.... a project car would be fun but running is always a plus.
are there good places to search?
Here are a few suggestions:
Join the Studebaker Drivers Club Forum, it free, and ask around
Go to Ebay, there are always a few for sale but be sure to check them out
Check Craigslist, use a country wide search like searchtempest or themccumbers and type Avanti into cars for sale. You will see quite a few for sale using these tools.
Also join the Studebaker Drivers Club and then ask someone on the forum in the vicinity of any car you are interested to take a look.
The most difficult area to fix are the frame, Steel hog troughs (FRame stiffeners)- and rear cross member. These are expensive to replace and first parts to be careful of.
Good Luck, I own two although newer than 64 but they are great drivers and show stoppers.
Edited by Avanti83, 07 March 2012 - 12:05 PM.