Avanti 20th Anniversary Edition

Avanti 20th Anniversary Edition In 1983, Avanti Motors got a new owner. Halfway through the year, a 20th Anniversary Edition was introduced in recognition of the first Studebaker Avantis. The most obvious changes were the rectangular headlamps and unique wheels. There was also less chrome on the exterior. This was the direction that all future […]
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Avanti II

Avanti II *There was just one model and one body style produced by Avanti Motor Corporation for most of the smog-era. We’ll use “II” as the model, though we acknowledge that some folks consider the “II” as part of the manufacturer name…* The Avanti II was still based on its Studebaker roots in 1973. It […]
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Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage The Vantage was in its last year as of 1973, for a few years anyway. Having had dual headlamps on each side previously, it was now sporting one headlamp per side since ’72. At this time, the Vantage was the lowest cost model from Aston Martin. Its one body style was a […]
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Volkswagen Vanagon

Volkswagen Vanagon The MicroBus was replaced with it for 1980. The name was a play on the combination of ‘van’ and ‘station wagon’. For trim levels, there was the base Vanagon, Vanagon L, and Vanagon GL. It came in two configurations, which were passenger van or camper, the latter of which was outfitted by Westfalia. […]
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Ford Cruising Van

Ford Cruising Van First sold in 1976 as a way for Ford to attach itself to the van craze of the timeframe, this van was primarily based on the short wheelbase version of the E150. The van would be prepped at the factory for aftermarket modifications. The final upgrades would happen at the local level […]
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