1964 Studebaker Avanti R2
Gary Fiske [ November 2014 ]
Ray and Julies’s ‘64 Studebaker Avanti R2 has been sold to someone in the state of Washington.
The Greenias have had the Avanti for 20 years. This car has been such a big part of our club gatherings over the years, the blue beauty will be missed.
Ray said he has had a hard time finding folks qualified to work on it and he is getting to the point he would rather not be climbing around the car any longer doing maintenance himself… so he decided to sell.
Ray found it in a Hemmings ad in 1994 located in Queens, NY and brought it home to Burlington.
Ray said the Avanti ran fine when he got it but the front end was misaligned and the tires were in bad shape. He replaced the front and rear springs and shocks, the dual exhaust system along with new tires and alignment. Since then he and Julie have had 18,000 miles of trouble free touring. He did repaint it himself a year after the purchase.