CA Car Headed To Switzerland

Working on the next Avanti restoration – recently assisted a client in purchasing a car from California.  A supercharged 1963 Avanti R2 with added AC. Photo Credits – GBZ The car was transported to me and is now in the […]

Avantis R1, R2 and R3

All three, owned by a southern gentleman who’s interest  in Avanti cars began when he was in his teens.    1963 Avanti R1 – full frame off custom resto’ Avanti R2 – mild clean up with new engine chrome 1964 Avanti […]

Southern Cars Have A Certain Charm

The Show Car – Finished full frame-off restoration. Avanti Turquoise Paint Color. Stude Turquoise and Black Interior. Custom Ribbon Walnut Wood Dash and console with refurbished gauges.  R3 Engine – Nemish Solanki built to Brad Bez spec’s. Super-tuned and strengthened. Straight […]

Second Full Frame-Off Avanti Restoration

The Driver Ionized Bronze Paint Color Custom Wood Dash and Console – Olive Ash Burl Refurbished Gauges R1 upgraded to R2+ Custom Butter Cream Leather Interior

Getting Close

Photo – GBZ …to finishing two full frame off restorations. Avanti R2Cleaned up – installed new engine chrome 

A Smoothed Engine Compartment

It’s the details…………boys!

R1 – Restoration Progress

Summer and the heat have rolled in!   Between the 96-100 degree days and vendor order delays, I’m experiencing a fair amount of frustration.  Even though I put two of my orders in 7 months and a full year ago, I’m […]
Lew Schucart’s ’63 Avanti wins Eyes On Design Award

Lew Schucart’s ’63 Avanti wins Eyes On Design Award

Photo Credit – Lew Schucart This ’63 Avanti, owned by Lew Schucart (body work and paint by Brad) won one of two highly desirable red ribbons in the Class C judging.  It is a Design of Distinction award, given at the invitation only 2011 Eyes on […]

Dialing In The R3 Interior

I was zooming along on the interior…until today!Laid out all the carpet pieces  – guess what?I discovered six pieces of the carpet ordered from a Studebaker parts vendor were cut incorrectly, on the reverse side of the carpet. Whatya’ think […]

Look What Came To Visit Us Today

1989 Avanti in sweet blue This car is in immaculate condition. Owned by two generations of the same family…. recently became the son’s new ride. Excellent to see a family take this type of quality care of an Avanti.

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