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ClaymoreWW
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USA
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  4:36:08 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit ClaymoreWW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Moments ago at 5:30pm, on the Mecam Auction televised on Discovery HD, they sold a 63 Supercharged Avanti that was reportedly Egbert's and ran 167 at Bonneville. It sold for $75,000. This was in Kissimmee, FL.

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2R5
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  4:55:57 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Wonder if a SDCer bought it ....hope so

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55Prez
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  5:17:20 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit 55Prez's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  Delete Reply

I took some pics of the auction off my TV. Should have them up soon...


Bob Johnstone
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ClaymoreWW
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  5:45:13 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit ClaymoreWW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It was the maroon red with square headlights. It also had the Halibrand wheels. They said it was well-documented, also - and "possibly the most valuable Avanti".

--george



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JDP
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USA
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  6:20:26 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit JDP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a lot of money for a R3 conversion, even owned by Egbert. It's not one of the Nine factory cars s far as I know.

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HNCadet
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  6:29:58 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Tried several times to get the Serial number, they never called back.
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55Prez
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  6:43:07 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit 55Prez's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  Delete Reply

I had to laugh when the (uninformed) announcers were gabbing about the car and said that with the R3 engine, the car hit 167.xx mph. The other guy piped up and says "yes and with the R4 it would hit 180"...


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55Prez
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  6:43:48 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit 55Prez's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  Delete Reply

Chuck, the Serial number is R-4130


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Bob Langer
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USA
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  6:45:51 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HNCadet

Tried several times to get the Serial number, they never called back.



Serial number R-4130,built on April 18,1963. It was sent to the engineering department and was used for the proposed running changes for the 1964 models. It was converted to an R-3 by the Granatellis.

Bob Langer
Glenshaw,PA



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HNCadet
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  7:02:51 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Bob,

The website pictures don't show a good closeup of the wheels, were they painted at all or just patina'd magnesium w/polished spinner? What was the condition of the rest of the car?

In reviewing what some other cars went for today, I'd say the buyer got a very good deal, at least a 30-35% discount to what it would take to duplicate that car today.
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StudeMichael
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USA
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  8:00:17 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
The Halibrand wheels were powder coated with clear according to the seller.

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JDP
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USA
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  8:17:18 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit JDP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bob Langer

quote:
Originally posted by HNCadet

Tried several times to get the Serial number, they never called back.



Serial number R-4130,built on April 18,1963. It was sent to the engineering department and was used for the proposed running changes for the 1964 models. It was converted to an R-3 by the Granatellis.

Bob Langer
Glenshaw,PA


R 5089 was the first of 9 production R3 Avanti's.






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MikeValent
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USA
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  9:25:45 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
If it's the one pictured in the newer posts, that's Avanti Red. The maroon was just that; it couldn't have been mistaken for a red.

MikeV
Pompano Beach, FL
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