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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1963 Avanti R4 Tribute – debuted at MCACN Show in Chicago – Nov 2016 Gold winner in Street & Modified Judged Vehicles http://www.mcacn.com Brad the Avanti builder – tall guy – far left – back row The Windy City car […]
Newly installed dash and console inlays, including the radio faceplate – templates all cut and edge smoothed from carbon fiber sheet. This type of overlay adds a racy, sexy appearance to the black interior of this customized R4 tribute Avanti. […]
So it begins….wiring the R4. This is all new wiring via a Haywire kit with modifications. Due to the many customized changes on this car, it made sense to start with fresh wiring, rather than using the old harness, which […]
Studebaker Avanti R5089, owned by Randy Rapp is one of the “original Avanti Nine”. This car sat 40 years waiting for it’s original engine to be found, returned to the car, rebuilt and fired up, again. Photo Credits – Lew Shucart […]
Welcome 2016! It’s arrived and I’m scratching my head, wondering how 2015 ran out so quickly – a whirlwind of a year. Busy holidays, busy work schedule, the shop and life have been a hopping. These past few months, I’ve worked […]
Nah! Unequivocally no! Tis a modern myth….red body paint does not add $$$ to your auto insurance cost. Those higher premiums are attached to higher speed capacities – usually associated with RED (or yellow or orange or smack you in […]
The Champ is sold! A father and son bought it to recreate a 55 Champion Stude gasser that Dad put together back in the 60’s. What a neat project for the two of them. Have you been looking for […]
You can always find at least one car hanging two in the air in our shop. I’m rebuilding the steering gear box for the white Avanti and doing some AC repair on it. …and getting back on the […]
Drilling down on the final details. Boy do I sleep well (as in fall on the bed in a five second crash) after a day of running the buffer. Buffing is worth the extra effort, but it’s a kill-eh to […]
Raymond Loewy’s Personal 1976 Avanti
Brad Bez of Auto-Alchemy did a great job repairing Mr. Loewy’s last Avanti. We wanted to keep it as original as possible. From his engine expertise to his excellent body and interior restorations, his craftsmanship far exceeded my expectations. Along with his competitive rates, I’m most happy to recommend his services. Many thanks to Lew Schucart, Editor of Avanti Magazine, for introducing me to Mr. Bez.