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Old Dec 4, 2010, 6:27 AM   #1
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Default some USA cars

from the same car show as previous
i may not know what these are though


i chopped Plymouth I guess


an Avanti???


umm a limo (SCV means you can hire it)


a 65 Cadillac
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 7:20 AM   #2
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I've only personally seen one Avanti ever... The originals were made by Studebaker
but there were some made by others... Some were made from left over Studebaker
parts...

Studebaker Avanti
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studebaker_Avanti

Avanti cars (non-Studebaker)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avanti_...man_and_Newman

Since that has the square headlights I'll assume it's one of the non-Studebaker
ones...

Great set of pic's...!
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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Great pictures like nr1 best
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The first one looks like a mid 1960s Valiant, the model that replaced the one shown in your last car picture post.

The Avanti was Studebakers last hurrah. The company had always been way ahead of its time in styling which may have actually hurt their sales.

Thanks again for the great pictures.
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Great shots! Where at in Washington were they taken? Noticing they all wore WA plates... OPPPS! That means West Aussie

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The Avanti was a cool little car. we have a couple running around our county, see them every once in a while.
I always liked the styling of the 63-65 Cad's and still do.
Thanks for sharing.
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Must be one of the newer Avanti's in the picture...the original Studebaker Avanti's were just in Coupe form.

Later ones had Chevy engines.

First Avanti I saw was passing the family station wagon, during a snowstorm. We were traveling either in North Dakota or Minnesota...in the mid '60's.
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The Avanti was such a clean elegant design, the 1956 Studebaker Hawk was also a design that was ahead of its time by being clean and elegant, later versions grew hideous fins to keep pace with the tastes of the time.
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I've not seen many Studebakers in my life but what I've noticed about the ones
I did see, particularly from the 50's, was that they always had smooth flowing
lines... Kind of like they slightly melted the body just a little to get rid of harsh
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looking at the link wizzard put in the first comment the square headlights started in 1982
this is the only one i am likely to see
thanks for the comments on the photos
European cars are next
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