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Dec 22, 2000 (6:51 pm)
If anyone has any questions about the 2001 Avanti, you can go to Avantimotores.com. I was at the new plant in April. The location is Villa Rica, a.
#21 of 29 Auto Weekly
Jan 28, 2001 (10:40 am)
just printed a picture of the new one;designed by one of the original stylists as if it had never gone out of production, but had progressed over time. Uses F-body GM drive lines. THAT is suspect for me since that platform is being discontinued soon is it not? At over 120,000, I don't see it as "bringing the Avanti back" as it is some run out of available F-body running gear. Scam or genuine attempt at production?
Jan 28, 2001 (1:52 pm)
You know, you'd think that after so many failures with this car, someone would just give it up and let the original rest in peace as a very good try to build something unique.
No, I don't think it's a scam really, just a misguided car lover probably. There are far worse crimes in the world than pursuing a flawed dream, that's for sure. What the hell, build it if you want to!
#23 of 29 I just can't understand...
Jan 29, 2001 (9:13 am)
Who would want one?
#24 of 29 63 Avanti VIN
Feb 16, 2001 (12:45 pm)
My cousin owned a 1963 Avanti with the serial #63R2075, we have been trying to trace its history since he sold it and find out who owns it now, any information would be greatly appreciated,
Feb 16, 2001 (12:59 pm)
That's an Avanti Owner's Club question...they may have access to some factory records, but privacy issues may prevent you from knowing former owners.
#26 of 29 new avanti
Feb 18, 2001 (7:48 am)
The car is not to bad looking, but the wheels are awful. They look like cragars from the mid '80s.
Also the rear tires are to close to the fenders.
The big tires in the rearneed to be a size or two narrower.
Some bbs wheels would do wonders for the car.
#27 of 29 In reply to #3 question:-
Jul 17, 2001 (11:23 am)
Avanti II Production Under Newman & Altman
1965: 45 Made
1966: 59 Made
1967: 66 Made
1969: 92 Made
Altman Dies, Newman retires & sells to Steve Blake:
Under Steve Blake....
1983:289 (including 26 20Th Anniversary Models)
1984:200 (including 50 "Touring Coupe" models & 44 Convertibles)
1985:100 (including 22 Convertibles)
1986: Company Goes Bankrupt > No vehicles made!!
1986: Steve Blake Dies of massive cancer
New Owner:- Mike Kelly
Under Mike Kelly...
1987:200 Made (Including 40 Limousines & 44 Convertibles)
1988:150 (Including 50 Convertibles)
Kelly sells to J.J. Cafaro, Land Developer
Under Cafaro, the company went to H in a picnic basket!!!
1989:150 (Including 100 Convertibles)
1990: 90 4-Door Sedans
1991: 15 Convetibles
Company Dies in April of 1991.
2001 Company Re-Born in Georgia, Headed once again by Mike Kelly
2001: (?) I heard that so far the number is under 20. BUT the price is
$70,000 for the Coupe & $89,000 for the Convertible
#28 of 29 Villa Rica, Ga. Manufacturing Plant.
Sep 18, 2001 (8:15 am)
Located in Downtown, just across the tracks from US Hwy 78.
#29 of 29 Made an error
Sep 24, 2001 (12:22 pm)
Above, under 1987, "40 Limousines" were NOT Limousines, they were 40 stretched Coupes, stretched about 7 inches or so, with a longer roof. They somehow didn't look 'right' ! Kinda ungainly, and they were discontinued at the end of the '87 model production. There was one 4-Sale on Auto Trader around July of 2001.