"The Avanti #1 is a very special car for our collection. Because of the scope and importance of the project I put out a call to the Studebaker community for an expert to advise and co-project manage. James Bell, Studebaker Drivers Club member and historian, who has a significant private Studebaker collection in Bellingham, Washington volunteered to assist us. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to plan for this project’s success. I cannot tell you how happy I am to see the response we have been getting in such a short time. I look forward to seeing the car back to original condition and utilizing the car to showcase Studebaker's Avanti story in our museum. Its significance in automotive design and American car manufacturing is a perfect match to the museum's theme America's Love Affair with the Automobile. Avantis have gone on to become loved by car collectors all over the world. Completed, the car will be one of top exhibit cars in the collection".~ Renee Crist, Collections Manager, LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2011
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