: Can You Believe it? 2006 Studebaker!



Ralph
10-30-05, 12:27 AM
And now for something completely different. Anybody remember in 2003 when GM sued the Avanti Corporation for allegedly ripping off the design of the H2 with their planned Studebaker XUV? Well, Avanti has redesigned their Stude for 2006 production, and here's what it looks like (and it still has the Ford V10):

http://www.theavanti.com/XUV.html

And the XUT (maybe Honda will sue them over the Ridgeline):

http://www.theavanti.com/XUT.html

Not the most beautiful trucks in the world, but you'll never have to worry about pulling up next to another one at the stoplight. Nice to see a great name like Studebaker back again. Now we need Packard to return.

Adam
10-30-05, 12:39 AM
AHHH, Cadillac killed them along time ago. its time to let sleeping dogs lie <-- is that right? i dont much care for it really. now maybe if they came back out with a nice luxury car it would be alright. but they need to know that Cadillac is still king!


And now for something completely different. Anybody remember in 2003 when GM sued the Avanti Corporation for allegedly ripping off the design of the H2 with their planned Studebaker XUV? Well, Avanti has redesigned their Stude for 2006 production, and here's what it looks like (and it still has the Ford V10):

http://www.theavanti.com/XUV.html

And the XUT (maybe Honda will sue them over the Ridgeline):

http://www.theavanti.com/XUT.html

Not the most beautiful trucks in the world, but you'll never have to worry about pulling up next to another one at the stoplight. Nice to see a great name like Studebaker back again. Now we need Packard to return.

Ralph
10-30-05, 12:42 AM
AHHH, Cadillac killed them along time ago. its time to let sleeping dogs lie <-- is that right? i dont much care for it really. now maybe if they came back out with a nice luxury car it would be alright. but they need to know that Cadillac is still king!

I wasn't aware that Cadillac killed Studebaker. Maybe Packard though (which merged with Stude in the 1950s). Studebakers were always mid-range cars, not a luxury brand. However this new XUV looks like it competes with the Escalade directly (but its production numbers will probably be pretty low).

Adam
10-30-05, 12:45 AM
I wasn't aware that Cadillac killed Studebaker. Maybe Packard though (which merged with Stude in the 1950s). Studebakers were always mid-range cars, not a luxury brand. However this new XUV looks like it competes with the Escalade directly (but its production numbers will probably be pretty low).

maybe i was thinking of Packard, they used to compete with Cadillac didnt they? them and Lincoln? i dont remember though.

Sandy
10-30-05, 12:48 AM
Ralph, you didn't show the sexpot in the family !

http://www.autotoystorenj.com/detail.aspx?iid=650826&anchor=/2005/Avanti/Convertible/Sport-Coupe/

Ralph
10-30-05, 12:50 AM
maybe i was thinking of Packard, they used to compete with Cadillac didnt they? them and Lincoln? i dont remember though.

They certainly did. Especially in the 1920s and 1930s when Packards were considered by many to be a step above Caddy ... until Caddy built a V16.

(I loved your siggy before with the classic roadster. You should have a different classic every week.)

Adam
10-30-05, 01:01 AM
They certainly did. Especially in the 1920s and 1930s when Packards were considered by many to be a step above Caddy ... until Caddy built a V16.

(I loved your siggy before with the classic roadster. You should have a different classic every week.)

ok so that is who i was thinking of. cool, i didnt know that though (about the V 16). HEY CADILLAC, LET'S PULL THAT STUNT AGAIN AND STEP UP ABOVE... WELL EVERYONE!!!!!!!! we can always learn from the past.

i really liked that Fleetwood roadster. i cant find to many pics of them. yeah i liked it too but i like Jesus more!

Ralph
10-30-05, 01:13 AM
ok so that is who i was thinking of. cool, i didnt know that though (about the V 16). HEY CADILLAC, LET'S PULL THAT STUNT AGAIN AND STEP UP ABOVE... WELL EVERYONE!!!!!!!! we can always learn from the past.

i really liked that Fleetwood roadster. i cant find to many pics of them. yeah i liked it too but i like Jesus more!

Yeah, they definitely should build another V16 to put it back at the top of the world's luxury cars. (And I know for a fact that Jesus drove a Cadillac V16 for years and years. Briefly he tried out Duesenberg, but their dealer network was too spotty in Roman times). ;)

Adam
10-30-05, 01:18 AM
Yeah, they definitely should build another V16 to put it back at the top of the world's luxury cars. (And I know for a fact that Jesus drove a Cadillac V16 for years and years. Briefly he tried out Duesenberg, but their dealer network was too spotty in Roman times). ;)

well Jesus is the King of kings so would he not drive the King of cars? yes, Jesus would drive a Cadillac. in other news, Jesus al Salvador from the barrio is also driving a Cadillac... a beat up 88 Brougham that dont got no paint but one killer hydrualic set up. <-- that was a joke, not intended to offend anyone.

Ralph
10-30-05, 01:20 AM
well Jesus is the King of kings so would he not drive the King of cars? yes, Jesus would drive a Cadillac. in other news, Jesus al Salvador from the barrio is also driving a Cadillac... a beat up 88 Brougham that dont got no paint but one killer hydrualic set up. <-- that was a joke, not intended to offend anyone.

:histeric:

Adam
10-30-05, 01:27 AM
:histeric:

see i can joke. updated my sig... that is my favorite song there, This One's With Me by Newsong.

Ralph
10-30-05, 05:11 AM
Ralph, you didn't show the sexpot in the family !
http://www.autotoystorenj.com/detail.aspx?iid=650826&anchor=/2005/Avanti/Convertible/Sport-Coupe/

I know you LOVE those Sandy...

davesdeville
10-30-05, 07:10 AM
Well 93 I think you win the longest-signature award. And that's not Jesus either, just some actor... you should put up like an artistic drawing or something.

Adam
10-30-05, 05:17 PM
Well 93 I think you win the longest-signature award. And that's not Jesus either, just some actor... you should put up like an artistic drawing or something.

well thanks! i know who it is, ive seen drawings and all but i like the pictures. it represents, im not even sure Jesus really even looked like that.

DeVillish
10-30-05, 07:23 PM
anyone know if they still build them in South Bend IN?? Thats my home town, where i was born. I still remember going to the Studebaker museum on a school field trip, that was cool!

Sandy
10-30-05, 07:48 PM
They are now in Villa-Rica, Georgia

http://www.avantimotors.com

(Site was down for upgrade to 2006, last I looked.)

There are only 6 dealers in America

Hampton, W. Virginia
South South New Jersey Berlin, N.J.)
Langhorne, Pa.
Las Vegas, NV.
Maimi, Florida
Chicago, Ill.

Ralph
10-30-05, 09:04 PM
They are now in Villa-Rica, Georgia
http://www.avantimotors.com
(Site was down for upgrade to 2006, last I looked.)
There are only 6 dealers in America
Hampton, W. Virginia
South South New Jersey Berlin, N.J.)
Langhorne, Pa.
Las Vegas, NV.
Maimi, Florida
Chicago, Ill.

Sandy, for some strange reason your link won't load for me. How much is the one you would want?

Sandy
10-30-05, 09:26 PM
Window Sticker is $ 62,200, but I know of people who have bought one, brand new, WITH the $62,200 sticker & actually paid $ 42,000. Actually 2 different people, one at $42,000 and the other at $ 43,450.

Adam
10-30-05, 10:04 PM
Window Sticker is $ 62,200, but I know of people who have bought one, brand new, WITH the $62,200 sticker & actually paid $ 42,000. Actually 2 different people, one at $42,000 and the other at $ 43,450.

i was wondering what it was that doctor was driving! there is an ER doctor that has one of them. i didnt know what it was. hmmm, well now i know.

RobertCTS
10-31-05, 09:21 AM
Ralph, you didn't show the sexpot in the family !

http://www.autotoystorenj.com/detail.aspx?iid=650826&anchor=/2005/Avanti/Convertible/Sport-Coupe/

I always was an admirer of the Avanti. It still has timeless lines.

http://usera.imagecave.com/BobsWork/Sudebaker-2.jpg

It use to have the complete Chevrolet drive train..maybe the Corvette independent rear suspension. Years ago I gave it some serious consideration. The Yellow is HOT but I'd probably opt for RED.

HotRodSaint
10-31-05, 11:17 AM
...I know of people who have bought one, brand new...

I don't know anyone who has bought one, used or new, and I want to keep it that way!! :p

70eldo
10-31-05, 11:25 AM
And now for something completely different. Anybody remember in 2003 when GM sued the Avanti Corporation for allegedly ripping off the design of the H2 with their planned Studebaker XUV? Well, Avanti has redesigned their Stude for 2006 production, and here's what it looks like (and it still has the Ford V10):

http://www.theavanti.com/XUV.html

And the XUT (maybe Honda will sue them over the Ridgeline):

http://www.theavanti.com/XUT.html

Not the most beautiful trucks in the world, but you'll never have to worry about pulling up next to another one at the stoplight. Nice to see a great name like Studebaker back again. Now we need Packard to return.


Now that's an ugly beast! Makes me think of a Tasmanian Devil somehow. That's a pitty for a comeback for STudebaker...:ill:

RobertCTS
10-31-05, 11:48 AM
http://www.theavanti.com/2006_xuv_3.jpg

Visualize this badboy in black!! and deep tinted windows. Very scary!!
Something the Terminator would drive!

http://usera.imagecave.com/BobsWork/terminator.jpg

HotRodSaint
10-31-05, 12:15 PM
Visualize this badboy in black!! and deep tinted windows. Very scary!!
Something the Terminator would drive!

Yep, you are right. It looks just like an early '90's, this is what the future will look like, 'movie car'!!

So put it in a movie, and spare us from having to see one at the auto show, let alone on the road!!

RobertCTS
10-31-05, 12:40 PM
Yep, you are right. It looks just like an early '90's, this is what the future will look like, 'movie car'!!

So put it in a movie, and spare us from having to see one at the auto show, let alone on the road!!

Don't you think they should have gun ports in the doors?:hmm:

PAW 47
10-31-05, 02:58 PM
Its a Mustang with a Avanti shell.. :(

Ralph
10-31-05, 06:47 PM
Now that's an ugly beast! Makes me think of a Tasmanian Devil somehow. That's a pitty for a comeback for STudebaker...:ill:

You're in Holland?? You must know all about Karen Mulder...;)


It's ugly likely because they had to completely re-design it or be sued. Being "under the gun" doesn't seem to make for beautiful designs..

DVC-Don
10-31-05, 09:19 PM
Don't you think they should have gun ports in the doors?:hmm:

That and it should say BRINKS on the side.:helpless:

Sandy
10-31-05, 09:46 PM
RobertCTS, here's your red one ....

http://pictures.dealer.com/amacarstrevosepa/0a60500040463824014596d5e0125826.jpg

danbuc
10-31-05, 09:48 PM
Ralph, you didn't show the sexpot in the family !
http://www.autotoystorenj.com/detail.aspx?iid=650826&anchor=/2005/Avanti/Convertible/Sport-Coupe/

Damn, I was wondering where they went? That place used to be right next to my house. The last time I was in there, they had a 65 GT350, a 1970 Stingray, a 1969 SS 396 Nova, and 1970 454 Chevelle, and some other outrageous cars. If I'm not mistaken, they were all being sold on consignment for people who didn't want to sell it themselves. They also ahd a shop where they maintained them as well. After they left, it turned into a Huyndai dealer, which just went out of business.

That Avanti SUV thing is hideous. I always thoguht that the original Avanti car was pretty stupid loooking to though. Never really cared for it.

Ralph
10-31-05, 09:52 PM
RobertCTS, here's your red one ....
http://pictures.dealer.com/amacarstrevosepa/0a60500040463824014596d5e0125826.jpg

I love that red!!! It's almost pastel-like, and it's similar to the new Mustang GT red.

70eldo
11-02-05, 12:11 PM
You're in Holland?? You must know all about Karen Mulder...;)

I am even FROM Holland. Ain't she hot? All the best from Holland...:cool:

RobertCTS
11-02-05, 12:31 PM
RobertCTS, here's your red one ....

http://pictures.dealer.com/amacarstrevosepa/0a60500040463824014596d5e0125826.jpg

Sandy,
That red makes my heart skip a beat!! I'd give up my '72 Corvette for that beauty.:bouncy:

Ralph
11-02-05, 10:50 PM
I am even FROM Holland. Ain't she hot? All the best from Holland...:cool:

Do you know who Natasha Henstridge is. Karen is almost as "fine" as her.:D :sneaky:

http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/7360/natashahenstridgevarious0018gp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

DeVillish
11-02-05, 10:55 PM
eh...shes ok... :D

Ralph
11-02-05, 10:56 PM
eh...shes ok... :D

Not bad fer a canuck, eh??? It's all aboot the beauty eh.

DeVillish
11-02-05, 10:59 PM
iam trying to get the "wife" to send me some better pics(LOL her mom sent me one of her just after waking up...funny...yet still cute) so if she ever does you'll see....