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1963 Studebaker Avanti R-1006 (EX-2143)

63R-1006 was built in South Bend and sent to the Engineering Department to be used for a variety of purposes. The tag EX-2143 was assigned by Engineering and as all "EX" cars, is affixed to the top frame rail near the steering box. It was used at Bonneville for speed trials and late in mid 1963 sold to Bill Burke Sr. of Petersen Publishing, who ran it and achieved many speed records. Other names in it's career were " the 229 car", "The Terrible Turkey", then later "The California Sunshine".

The car is presently owned by Chuck Sydoric, of Los Angeles.

Found in a field in Colorado, after languishing for many years, it was put up for sale

In June of 2010, the car was resurrected
for another run at Bonneville.

Here are a few pics

and the story behind this run

Racing Studebakers Forum
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