Custom headlights installed in R4 Tribute Avanti It was a beautiful Sunday, warm spring air, the sun was shining. Perfect day to take the Avanti out to do a winery tour. The wineries are grouped, mostly along one country highway, […]
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The R4 is in the finishing stages of fine tuning and perfecting all the last, small details. It’s been a labor of love process. Time intensive…..anything worth doing takes time, expertise and attention. When a restorer works on a car […]
Whirlwind trip to see fam and the grands and take part in an art show…..this is dawn at a lakeside where we overnighted on our travels to and from the destination. Daughters one and two organized an art show “Shock” […]
…..and we have sparkle, shimmer and glow! Whoa…..was was that? The Moon riding low with a full on glow? Yeah, right here on this Studebaker Avanti! This paint color is OK!! From one light direction it shimmers silver, from head […]
Down to the last prime, block and final sanding…..the R4 is going into the paint booth this weekend. It’s smooth as glass, evenly peaked on the rising body lines and rounded where it’s curves sweep away. There’s nothing like the curves […]
Busy summer days! Another carburetor rebuilt and ready to ship back to the owner. On the way back from attending the SDC Dover Delaware meet, Lew Shucart picked up a nice looking Avanti body, which he’s brought to the shop yard. […]
Fun to report that an Avanti restored by us, is the featured ad image placed by AOAI in this month’s Atomic Ranch Magazine. Great idea and ad placement to rev up interest in this automotive icon of the 1960s. Avanti style […]
Can you guess what this is? It’s the original carburetor tag from the first Avanti (R2) that Raymond Loewy owned. Lew Shucart, recently in France visiting and touring with Daniel Chouin (present owner/caretaker of Loewy’s 63 Avanti) brought this […]
Cleaned and now rebuilding a powerhouse dual carb set-up for a client. These may go up for sale – I’ll keep you posted.
The pulleys and belts installed – Yeah!!! All parts and pieces placed and this engine is several steps closer to cranking. Custom milled face plates, brackets, lightweight pulleys and the belts all strung. This includes a Novi blower, power steering […]
“Brad Bez is well known nationally for his work on Avantis and Studebakers. One only has to look at Brad’s red 1963 Avanti to see how good he is at fiberglass repairs and painting older cars. Brad can repair body damage (sheet metal and fiberglass), paint, sanding, and install new trim.”