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  • Silverplate
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ID:	96593 Appreciate the interest in my 1964 Avanti R2. I have owned the car for eleven years and it’s been in my family since the early seventies. I will selling it later next year with funds towards my C8 purchase. My 2002 Corvette millennium yellow with 16,000 miles will stay. Thanks again for the interest.

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  • cutnout
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    Hurricane Ivan has the pictures so hear goes a description. The 64 GTO was a tan convertible with tan inside. Naturally it was a 389ci with 3 two barrel carbs as an option. it came with a Hurst shifter and a 4 speed transmission and the standard AM radio. It also had power steering and brakes. The top was tan and was an automatic. Most don't know the 64 was a Tempest with the GTO option at about 390 bucks. The separate branded GTO came the following year and it was physically bigger. The total list price was right at 3000 bucks. At that price I could buy a fleet of them today-- cant as we all are victims of inflation. With the weight up front the brakes would fade easily and at times was a little scary. It was fun. Charlie aka cutnout

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  • JB
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    Lets see photos of the 64 goat!

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  • CorvetteMan
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    Originally posted by cutnout View Post
    The Avanti is a good looking car. In 1964 I shopped the Studebaker line and selected the Avanti. In those days rust was eventual in most cars and the Avanti was on the road to solving rust with the glass body. As I was working up a deal Studebaker was talking bankrupt talk. I convinced myself at a young age that parts would not be available if the company failed. With that youthful knowledge I bought a 64 GTO. That's a true story. Charlie aka cutnout
    Please tell me about your 64 GTO - an all-time favorite of mine!!

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  • John
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    Loved the Avanti the first day a saw it, and still do. A friend had one, the amazing R3 supercharged version.

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  • cutnout
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    The Avanti is a good looking car. In 1964 I shopped the Studebaker line and selected the Avanti. In those days rust was eventual in most cars and the Avanti was on the road to solving rust with the glass body. As I was working up a deal Studebaker was talking bankrupt talk. I convinced myself at a young age that parts would not be available if the company failed. With that youthful knowledge I bought a 64 GTO. That's a true story. Charlie aka cutnout

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  • JB
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    Click image for larger version  Name:	EF811369-A2C6-43CE-B60A-43E8CD5E8343.jpeg Views:	48 Size:	247.4 KB ID:	93562 I am new to this forum myself hoping to get into the C8 action for 2021. While I do have a 2002 awesome Corvette we something else in common. 1964 Avanti R2. Enjoy.
    1964....and it truly looks contemporary in 2019...just a stunning design...please correct me where Im mistaken...the 1964 could come with either round or square headlihts depending on what the consumer or dealer ordered? The R 2 was a 289 suoercharged v8 ...wow...can you imagine a manufacturer having consumers decide....do I want round headlights or square? I tend to see such beauty in the round
    What I find so endearing are the wheels and tires in this photo...just serves the body style and is so period correct..

    really well done...post up photos of your 64 avanti...Love to see if we can see the differences ..


    will you he keeping your 2002 corvette and your avanti as you take in your 2021 c8?

    just a beautiful vehicle.

    thank you for sharing.

    heres a video im sure you ve seen but for others possibly to enjoy..


    https://youtu.be/_XX3_NVDGVo

    JB
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  • Boulder Vette
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ID:	93562 I am new to this forum myself hoping to get into the C8 action for 2021. While I do have a 2002 awesome Corvette we something else in common. 1964 Avanti R2. Enjoy.
    Hey Silverplate- great looking Avanti!

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  • cutnout
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    John I remember you and the club members. Two folks lent us chairs as my trunk was full. Others joined us for lunch. A good group of nice folks. I had good advice about driving over the mountain and I did. Beautiful country and I repeat its a great show. By the way one saw the Florida tag and ask if we trailed the car. "if you see my car on a traitor its stolen" I don't want it if I cant drive it. Thank you and the club for the comradery. Charlie aka cutnout

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  • John Parker
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    The Colorado Corvette Club sponsors the Grand Lake car show. I meet Charlie there a few years ago on his trip back from Washington to Florida.

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  • Ssscooter66
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    Welcome to the site Boulder Vette , always fun to be here , ENJOY !
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  • Silverplate
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  • dolfanlon
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    Originally posted by Boulder Vette View Post

    Never seen one there either, but a good spot for breakfast! Great Christmas tree in the lobby, like a 30 footer.
    Yes! I remember both the Christmas tree and breakfast!!!

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  • Boulder Vette
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    Originally posted by dolfanlon View Post
    Welcome Boulder Vette! You're gonna love it here!! Spent a year and a half going to Boulder on a work project! Stayed at the Hotel Boulderado on the floor (5th? Can't remember) where there was supposed to be ghosts...never saw one...
    Never seen one there either, but a good spot for breakfast! Great Christmas tree in the lobby, like a 30 footer.

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  • Boulder Vette
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    Originally posted by Fireeagle View Post
    Welcome Boulder Vette. Hopefully you can get it out before all your winter snow hits and your C8 as well.
    OMG, we are buried in snow here already. 22" early this week. Pretty unusual for us here. Pray for sun.

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