To:Red350DropTop,....... Thanks for posting this. That's certainly one historic Avanti. looks to be in nice shape too!
I was just thinking about this the other day "When did Avanti
production end in South Bend?" and now I know! I believe it was summer
of 1988 when I visited South Bend and Newman & Altman for the first
time. Stepping into Newman & Altman was magical to me. Too bad I
couldnt have visited one year earlier and seen Avanti production in
action, that would have been a great memory.
That's a great car, glad it survived. For a SB native though,
kinda sad that it's the absolute last one to leave the plant here. Will
you have it at the international meet? I'd certainly like to see it.
I think that a friend of mine at work, George, probably had a hand in
building that car. He worked at Avanti until the end of production and
then went to work at Avanti Parts and finally N&A all the way to to
SASCO and SI. If a guy named George Imler autographed your car, he still
works for Studebaker......
Worthy of eventual inclusion into the NSM.
I wonder if he could confirm this car's story...or know who KLR might have been?
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