Freshening Up 1976 Avanti

Working on Paul Windish’s ’76 Avanti. Photo Credit – GBZ All four in the air…..upgrading suspension, installing new weather seals,re-arching rear springs, installing new clock, adding amp to the sound system. Cleaning, rebuilding and resealing the power steering control valve […]

Up and Running in the New Shop

Photo Credit – GBZ Lew Shucart’s (Avanti Magazine editor) convertible – underway.New frame for this car in the foreground.

Brad and The Golden Girl

…and it’s Shipped!!

Photo Credits – GBZTransport truck picked up the 1963 Avanti. Shipping to a coastal port, then across the Atlantic.Final destination is Switzerland. Traveling in good company – with cars from Pebble Beach Concouers.Yes that is a larger model red Ferrari!!

Finished!! Golden Girl

Photo Credits – GBZ Sophistication in Avanti Gold  – 1963 R2(original Studebaker color) Nice lower grill.Helps protect the radiator and condensor. Love these Avanti rear ends.One of the best design features of the car. Interior in Elk and Fawn.Excellent job […]

Studebaker Factory Color Avanti Gold

Photo Credit – GBZ It’s always fun when I find local paint suppliers, who have the Studebaker original colors on file.  Through the combination of modern technology computer color chip matching and working from the actual listed paint formula, I […]

Swiss 1963 Avanti Progress

Final prime and block on hood and doors. Body in primer and guide coat.

1963 Avanti Seat and Panel Upholstery

Elk solid with perforated inset.  Finding well made, high quality upholstery is a holy grail search.  To date, I haven’t been impressed with the light weight vinyl and poorly fitting seat covers available from some of the Stude vendors.  Having […]

Swiss Avanti Mechanicals Progress

Refurbed, painted blower. Refurbished with factory correct paint and surface finishes. 

This Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

photo credit – GBZ Two NEW front vent wing rubber gaskets with excess rubber trimmings. The untrimmed gasket to the right is what arrives in the mail from SI (Studebaker International).  The gasket in the center is the trimmed version. […]

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