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Avanti II RQB Models

A partial registry of owners of the Avanti Automobile. Registrants included are members of the Avanti Chat group and other interested parties. No addresses or phone numbers will be included to protect privacy.

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In early 1970, due to upgrades, the car designation went from RQA-xxxx to RQB-xxxx and the most prominent improvement were the high back seats. In 1970, there were only 5 cars designated as "RQA" models. Other changes were in the interior appointments, the rear brakes went to the GM self adjusting, self energizing type, with Chrysler drums. The factory never opted to install a proportioning valve with the new rear brakes and the left rear will occasionally lockup under a hard stop. The transmission, initially, went from the FMX type to a Turbo350.

As the Avanti II went through the mechanical and interior appointment changes, the original body lines never varied and were merely embellished with cosmetic differences. The mechanical changes, were never recorded by the factory, but included a change to the turbo 350 transmission, then to the Turbo 400 and on to the T200-R4 & T700-R4.
Sunroofs were introduced. These were originally of German manufacture and can still be repaired by specific shops. In addition to the Recaro seats and rich leather upholstery, the cars were made to adhere to the emissions standards. The resulting power in the early 70's was reduced to a mere whimper of the original.
Bumpers remained steel, but for a short period, additional protection systems were added to comply with crash-worthiness requirements. The bodies were subtly refined and improved by the Avanti craftsmen.
With the depletion of existing stocks of frames, late in 1982, it was reported that 6 cylinder Lark frames were being used in the current manufacture. These were lighter duty frames, but were modified and strenthened to required specifications
Closing in on 1983, it was evident that a chassis renovation was required to continue producton. The choice of the renaissance, was the GM Monte Carlo/El Camino chassis.

( In the mid 70's, Nate Altman "stretched" a single Avanti coupe. It is 3-4" LONGER, but it's still on a StudebakerLark/Avanti frame. The "stretch" is in the rear roof panel between the rear of the rear side vent window and the front edge of the rear window. No special designation, and former Avanti Tom Taberski remembers it leaving the factory and working on it afterwards, but has NO IDEA whatever became of it. It has NO SPECIAL DESIGNATION -- so you 1974-77 Avanti II owners, grab your tape measures! Mike Shutko, Nov 2003 ( Mike passed in April 2007)


RQB-1718
Peter Wittscheibe
Seaford NY 11783
Owned since February 1997


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[ 1972 ]
RQB-1804
Stephan Heise
New Kent, VA 23124



RQB-1829

Alain Guignard
Paris, France 75019


RQB-1831
02 January 2001
Adam DeRosa
Gurnee IL 60031




RQB-1845

Ebay Sale, Illinois
August 2006


RQB-1848
Chris Norton
Hermiston, OR 97838



RQB-1856

Diane & Gregory Schwab
Austin, TX
400 CID, 2bbl, 4 speed ( will convert to T700R4)


RQB-1867
Kevin Edwards
Watertown. TN 37184


RQB-1873
20 January 2002
Ron & Connie Sullivan
Huntingtown, MD 20639


RQB-1880
Scott Reid
Decatur, AL 35603


RQB-1912
Bill Murphy
Niceville, FL 32578-1717




RQB-1914

Ebay Sale, Cherry Valley, IL
August 2005


RQB-1926
17 may 2001
Dick Tygielski
Benicia CA 94510
Owned since April 1999

RQB-1928
Bob Fayle



RQB-1953

November 2000
The Huneycutts
Franklin, VA 23851


RQB-1954
27 January 2002
Steve Kolish
Niles, IL 60714-1513



RQB-1955

Donald L Jones
Princeton, NJ 08540



RQB-1959

Ebay Sale, Baytown, Tx
Aug 2006



RQB-1972

Pierre-Andre Schlumberger
Horgen, Switzerland CH-8810


RQB-1979

La Mesa, Ca
Ebay Sale, July 2005



RQB-1985

20 Feb 2002
Ebay Sale, San Jose, CA

RQB-1999
Fred Edwards
Vernon, CT 06066


RQB-2002
Scot Williams



RQB-2005

20 December 2001
Grosse Pointe, MI
EBAY Sale, 02 December 2001(nosale)


RQB-2011
28 Dec 2003
Max Starkey




RQB-2051

July 2002
RQB-2051



1967 RQB-2051

Dave Chadds Ford, PA
Turning Wheels, July 1988


RQB-2061
02 Dec 2003
John Ayres
Eureka, California


RQB-2066
Ed Kutch
Michigan City, IN 46360


RQB-2067
Merle W. Jacobson
Springfield, Ma. 01129




RQB-2074

Gilbert, AZ
Ebay Sale, July 2005


RQB-2082
Pierre Saint-Aubin
Saint-Laurent QB

RQB-2084
18 January 2002
Ron Procup
City-Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7C4P1




RQB-2098

LeRoy G. Prosic
Sarnia, Ontario Canada
Ebay Sale, September 2005


RQB-2101
03 January 2001
Paul Regna
Maryland Hgts, Mo 63043

RQB-2127
22 Nov 2005
Tom Noller (at juno.com)


RQB-2134
12 Nov 2004
Clint Elston
Afton, Minnesota


RQB-2141
01 February 2002
Rick Jinotti
New Brunswick, NJ

RQB-2144
Herb Thurmer
Park Ridge, IL


RQB-2150
Jan 2008
Jeffrey Gale, Bellevue, WA

Former:
28 May 2005
Pete Rutledge, Alexandria, VA
Ebay Purchase May 2004

For Sale : December 2007


RQB-2156
27 June 2001
Ed & Helen Gass
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Owned since June 2001
Formerly Paul Katson
Del Mar, CA 92014


RQB-2165
Mark Hale
Huntington, WV

RQB-2165

Model / Year Library (Parts Interchange)
(Compare the years)



RQB-2169

Duncan Falls, OH
Ebay Sale, May 2005


RQB-2206
Dale Rodabaugh
North Kingsville, OH 44068


RQB-2208
Steve & Bonnie Fentress
Stockton, CA 95209


RQB-2215
31 Aug 2002
Doug Hughes
Westchester, CA 90045


RQB-2217
12 Nov 2001
Jim Larocco
Owned since 1983


RQB-2226
Jan 2005
Barrett-Jackson Auction
buyer/seller unknown


Pics




RQB-2228

Turning Wheels, June 1987


RQB-2233
18 Oct 2005
Joe Wooters
(Oct 2006)
1975 Avanti II. RQ-B2233 Body Cordovan, interior mushroom sand. 400 Cu in.(115,000 mis. rebuild at 100,000) Auto 3 speed, power steering, windows, brakes and antenna. AM/FM six disc cd in trunk. New tires, carpets and brakes. Everything works including AC. Clock glass is cracked but works fine.
Email me for more inf or pics. Thought I would offer it to the group before lising on E-Bay. Located in southern NJ outside Philadelphia.
Joe Wooters


RQB-2246
Jan 2005
Keven & Ruth Isgar
Montrose, CO 81401


RQB-2256
27 March 2002
Tandy Watson
Denton, Texas 76206


RQB-2266
03 May 2001
Glenn Barickman


RQB-2276
12 April 2001
Glenn Barickman


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[ 1976 ]
RQB-2357
08 February 2002
Dal Allen
Saratoga, CA 95070


RQB-2372
Jeff Cooper

RQB-2390
02 June 2002
Westminster, CA


RQB-2391
Darrell Griffin
Lakeside
San Diego, CA 92040-3417


RQB-2413 Ron Garvin
Forest Hill, Maryland 21050


RQB-2428
Michael Morgan
Joliet, IL 60431


RQB-2430
Terry Keith
Burlington, IA 52601


RQB-2431
16 March 2001
Paul Katson
Del Mar, CA 92014


RQB-2436
23 Dec 2007
Ebay Sale
Kailua-Kona, HI



RQB-2469
16 December 2001
Hur2
Boston, MA


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[ 1977 ]
RQB-2501
Derek Knipe
Linden, PA 17744

RQB-2518
Denny Lang
St.Peters, MO 63376


RQB-2536
July 2001


RQB-2565
Sylvia Robinson
Augusta, GA


1977 RQB-2570
22 Oct 2001
Cal 301
North Palm Beach, FL
EBAY Sell


RQB-2584
Bruce Hillman
Tucson, AZ 85710
23 Feb 2001


RQB-2586
Rochester, NY


RQB-2594
28 March 2002
oldgrindco.inc.
Richmond, VA


RQB-2600
Robert Olko
Harrison, NY 10528


RQB-2618
Aug 2007
Bill Kreuger
Detroit, IL 48167

    RQB2618 comes to me via Dan Nooth - bought it in mid-June. Car's history is a bit obscure; I may be 4th titled owner (Dan was 3rd). I've forgotten when Dan bought car (IN purchase) - maybe 1-2 years ago, somewhere south of South Bend. Appears was stored there for'some time' (10-12 years?). Car spent much of its life in Texas; hence, the heat-worn leather interior. Interior, including trunk carpeting is believed original. Carpeting - if you like shag - is in reasonable condition. Dan believes 41,940 miles at purchase is original. Who knows? Car has L48 motor with 400 trans, crank windows, cruise control (inop),a/c (inop), and no sun roof. I would have liked a manual trans.


RQB-2621
December 2002


RQB-2630
Larry
AOAI #551


RQB-2640
Elliott Goldkind
Los Angeles, CA 90027



RQB-2651
Bruce Kaplan
Port Washington, NY 11050


RQB-2655
30 Aug 2002

    Found in a Storage garage/ body damaged / drive train removed
    Being sold as Parts car


RQB-2658
Destroyed by fire. Front clip used to restore 1971


RQB-2677
Bill Chapo
Knoxville, TN 37774


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[ 1978 ]

RQB-2670
14 June 2001
Dave Martin
Tucson, AZ


RQB-2682
John Yanotti
Geneva, NY 14456


RQB-2694
24 October 2001
Bob X
Bob Lemley, 2918 St. Andrews Drive, Findlay, OH

    Ebay onsale
    Pics on file
    Ebay sale to
    David Corbin, 36 Haas Ave., Englewood, Ohio
    New Owner Dec 2005
      Matt Grim
      Tampa, FL
      www.voltrax.com


RQB-2698
21 Jan 2006
Marc Stites Palm Springs, CA


RQB-2725
03 Nov 2005
Robert Warden ( rjwarden@pacbell.net )
Castro Valley Cal. 94546 (SF Bay Area)

    $10k or best offer. Move forces fast sale. Call 510-393-6715,
      (1978 Chevy turbo 350 v8), aux lites, overhead console, rear window deicer, am/fm/cassette, auto tranny, power steering/brakes, tilt steering, air conditioning, sunband in windshield, tinted side windows, internal mirror control, electric door locks, antenna in rear window molding, fixed right side mirror, .CIBIE. driving lights, cruise control, elect trunk release, intermittent wiper control, paint is Ruidoso Saddle metallic, leather interior trim with suede partial inserts, roll bar, dark Italian Ash dash & console panels, rear seat and & under dash speakers, reclining front seats. Near-perfect body and interior. Rough paint on decks. 41692 on meter. Previously owned by mechanic/aficionado. Regular maintenance with records. Runs good. Needs TLC.


    RQB-2741
    22 Jan 2008
    Larry Rembold, Mississippi
    Car being parted out....


    RQB-2752
    25 Feb 2002
    Peter F. Zari
    Northeast Avanti
    New Rochelle, NY
      For sale Feb 2002

    RQB-2757
    Bob Lyle
    Elgin, TX 78621


RQB-2763
Mark & Linda Traylor
Otwell, IN 47564


RQB-2772
17 Oct 2006
Jerry Blum
Sunrise, Florida


RQB-2785
Frank Petru
Alpharetta, GA 30005


RQB-2787
Bob McLeod
Danvers, MA 01923


RQB-2799
Ninart
Detroit, MI

    Ebay Sale Apr 2002
    PICS

RQB-2800
10 September 2001
EMIL SCHRICKEL
Nixa, MO 65714
Owned since 9-01


RQB-2809
21 June 2001
Charles Rone
Troy, TX 76579
Owned since June 1, 2001


RQB-2820
Ronald Frantz


RQB-2851
Mike Zareno
Long Beach, NY

    Automatic, A/C, P/S, P/B, P/T, P/L, P/W, AM/FM, Luggage Rack, Tint, Leather Interior.

RQB-2880
24 March 2001
Jim Clark
Ashland OH 44805

    Owned since new

RQB-2886
22 Oct 2001
GTO-9
Milford, CT


RQB-2897
29 OCt 2006
Hoyt Lambert Dover, FL (Pics)


RQB-2905
03 Nov 2003
Bob Hermstad
Ohio


RQB-2908
13 August 2001
Ken Aidekman
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Owned since 14 May 1984


RQB-2964
31 January 2001
Dave Evans
Portland, Oregon 97201-4830


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1980 RQB-2963
Ed Thomas
20 Feb 2001 Franklin, TN


1980 RQB-2981
October 2002


1980 RQB-2994
March 2003


1980 RQB-2995
19 December 2001
MD6834A
Dallas, TX


1980 RQB-2998
Tim Davis
Naples, FL


1980 RQB-3005
01 February 2002
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Salvage sale Auction
Certificate of Destruction
not - rebuildable title
URL - sadiscosouth.com


RQB-3016
WIlliam Todd Hudkins
Rochester, IN 46975


1980 RQB-3024
18 Jan 2004
Ed Barrett
Knoxville, TN


1980 RQB-3045
Jan 2005
Barrett-Jackson Auction
Lot #317 / $16,740.00
buyer/seller unknown

    COLOR - SILVER
    TRANS - AUTOMATIC
    CYLINDERS - 8
    ENGINE SIZE - 350
    HORSEPOWER - 190
    VIN - RQB3045
    One of 190 made. Purchased from the original owners who took delivery at the South Bend, Indiana factory and drove it to Arizona. Fully optioned with air-conditioning, power disc brakes, power steering, Turbo 400 automatic, power windows, tilt wheel, rare factory sunroof and leather Recaro seats. Repaint on damage free fiberglass body, engine rebuilt 5,000 miles ago. Never been smoked in. Runs and drives like new.

1980 RQB-3063
31 December 2001
Anniecars
Seattle, WA

    EBAY sale 31Dec01
    Air conditioning CD Player Cruise Control Leather Seats Power Locks Sunroof Power Seats Cassette Power Windows
    350 high output Corvette motor. Wire wheels with new tires.
    Teal/Brown ( repaint from brown/brown)

1980 RQB-3083
October 2000
Gene Knowles
Folsom, CA 95630


1980 RQB-3088
Sep 2007
Sam Spring
    64K miles - 700R4, lowered 1.5" in front-Saddle leather-burgundy pearl - quick steeering - stainless troughs Dayton wires
AOAI Classified Sep 2007


1980 RQB-3131
14June2002
Larry B
Pennsylvania

    For Sale
    RQB 3131; white, no sunroof, black int.,air, ps,pb,pw, headlight covers, 78K,magnum 500 wheels with new radials, great driver - last year of 350 cid - , needs paint, door seals, & rip in driver seat fixed.


1980 RQB-3134
Jan 2005
Barrett-Jackson auction
Lot #203 / $8532.00
Seller/buyer unknown

    COLOR - RED
    TRANS - AUTO
    CYLINDERS - 8
    ENGINE SIZE - 350
    VIN - RQB3134
    Very low mile 41,000 original car rare factory sunroof, cold air conditioning leather Corvette 350 4BBL. One of 160 produced real wire wheels AM/FM cassette. Just a great all around driving car mileage is documented. To bad it's Red.


1980 RQB-3149
15 October 2001
George H
Watervliet NY 12189
Owned since 12 - 10 - 93

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[ 1981 ]
1981 RQB-3204
Don Geren
    Sold to
    Paul Gayda
    Waynesboro, Va.
    Aug 2005



RQB-3229

Oct 2007
12AAV1239B1003229
Mat Burnett & Family


RQB-3252
Lowell Moore
Cedar Park, TX 78613

RQB-3253
Carl Tuveson
South Bend, IN 46614
RQB-3226 (12AAV1233B1003226)
July 2003 Ebay Sale ( hillautobody)
Ocean Park, WA


RQB-3265
21 August 2001
James A. Rice
Peachtree City GA 30269
Owned since August 1, 2001


RQB-3336
22 May 2002
Bob Hermstad
Fairfield, MT 59436


    RQB-3342
    12 February 2002
    John Newman
    Palm Springs, CA


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    [ 1982 ]

    RQB-3370
    29 May 2001
    Reggie Roe
    Pensacola FL 32526

    RQB-3387
    14 February 2002
    Jess Epps
    PO Box 476
    Seabrook, TX 77586 USA


    RQB-3391
    19 March 2001 Jack Holden
    Douglaston NY, NY 11362


    RQB-3449
    23 July 2003
    Tom Gorr

    Tom Gorr
    Batavia, IL

      Purchased Oct 2002 from Bob Thompson, Elmhurst, IL


    RQB-3458
    27 May 2001
    John Drake
    Bartlett, IL 60103
    Owned 1995 - 2002
    Sold to Avanti Factory (possible trade-in)
    Red/Red
    12AAV1230C1003458
    (+) Elec. Moon Roof, Pwr Windows, Pwr Door Locks, Leather Interior, Elec. Trunk Release, Trunk Carpet, Luggage Rack, Am. Racing Rims, Turner Brakes front, new brakes rear.
    (-) Small hole in A/C condensor
    Ebay onsale 31dec01


    RQB-3466
    Sharon & Ed Jones
    Dublin, Ohio


      320HP Chevy 335 CI (the original 305 with a 400 Chevy crank) with Howell TBI fuel injection. ,built T200R4 trans. 17" Alloys installed Nov2000


    RQB-3469
    14June 2002
    Avantipupu(?)
    Gettysburg, PA



    RQB-3479
    Ernie Wolf


    RQB-3482
    15 December 2001
    Joe Ciavarella
    Cape Coral, FL 33904

      EBAY Sale 16 december 2001
      daily driver for last 3 years, this car is comfortable & dependable. Cold A/C(R134), dark tinted windows, alarm with keyless entry, adjustable rear air shocks. GM 305 V8 with 4-speed automatic trans makes it quick, yet easy on fuel, & serviceable by anyone. Originally gray, it has an excellent respray in bright red by a prior owner. The original shag carpeting has been replaced through-out with quality cut pile, & the leather is in good condition. The car is offered with 4 real wire wheels mounted with blackwalls, but has Lincoln alloys with white walls on it right now. While not perfect, this car is a headturner.

    RQB3496
    15 Sep 2004
    Joe and Judy Menacker
    Martinsburg, WV

      1982 Avanti II - 300 Hp SBC, Tremec T56 six speed manual

      The air conditioning is finally rebuilt with excellent results.
      While at the shop a 2-1/4" full dual exhaust system with Magnaflows
      and new SS tips was installed. The oil filter was relocated behind a
      shroud in the back end of the drivers side wheel well as the drivers
      side exhuast routing blocks the SBC filter location. BTW the drivers
      side exhaust was wrapped with header insulation - this made a
      tremendous improvement in cutting down heat in the driver's footwell.

      The exhaust note is now quite low and pulsing. It is a pleasure to
      have some audible feedback while running through the gears. Keeping
      things from getting too loud is not impossible with six gears to
      choose from. However, even at idle the car now draws attention
      audibly as well as visibly.

      We were hoping for better gas mileage with the manual transmission.
      No measured figures are available yet (the speedo/odometer had a
      habit of pulling loose from the tranny under hard accelleration - now
      fixed) but I'm guessing less than 18 mpg. The float setting (Holley
      650) will be checked on Wednesday.

      The engine is turning 1200 rpm at 85 mph in sixth gear and about 1100
      rpm at 60 mph in fifth.

      Once the motor is tuned and a few rattles related to the tranny are
      worked out we are going to attend to the interior.

      We will try to take some pics of the exhaust next time the car is up
      on a lift.


    RQB-3499
    John Nelson
    Winthrop, MA 02152

      Owned since 1997


    RQB-3551
    18 Mar 2006
    Mike Float
    Roseland, FL
    (Pics)


    1982 RQB-3553
    Charles Paras
    LaPlata, MD

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    RQB-xxxx
    07 April 2001
    Michelle Widger
    Ithaca, XX

      also 1963 R-xxxx / 1963 R-xxxx

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    [ 1983 ]


    RQB-3607

    Joe Parsons, Beaver, PA
    Turning Wheels, April 1987


    RQB-3618
    Ken & Linda Matson
    Winter Park, FL

    RQB-3636
    Thomas Gipe
    Edwardsville, IL 62026

      T700R4

    RQB-3657
    30 April 2001
    Alan Keith
    Las Vegas NV 89119


    RQB-3664
    28 Sept 2001
    John Stewart
    Loudonville, N.Y. 12211
    Previous owner: Rich Ferraro, Killingworth, CT.
    Purchased June 2001. Car has 33,000 miles.


    RQB-3680
    Bill Wisniewski
    Chicopee, MA



    RQB-3738
    Geof
    Somewhere in California


    RQB-3744
    Peter & Diane Mansolillo
    Suwanee, GA 30024


    Robert E. Kupchak
    Mike Valenti
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Purch: June 2007
    Formerly of: John Whooley
    Kissimmee, FL
    Feb 2003 - June 2007
    Formerly of: John Kupchack
    Celebration, FL
    1996 - Feb 2003

      305 ci/ Chevy eng, Paxton SN2000 supercharger, Holley "650"
      VIN 5 12aav 1232D 10037 71

      RQB377I, has a second "gunsight" hump added on the passenger side. It doesn't improve the looks of the car, but doesn't look bad either. Also, had a Paxton blower installed then (Holley carb in an aluminum airbox). The blower has had a recent rebuild
      The airbox is high enough to imprint the image of its top in the hood insulation pad but the hood will (if just barely) close properly.
      RQB-377I is white/white, with red pinstriping, red dash and carpets and red piping on the seats.

      Wire wheels
      53K miles on Jan 2008


    RQB-3805
    Mervyn Mundorf
    Peyton, CO 80831

      20th Anniversary Model #5/25

    RQB-3807
    Mike Osowski
    20 Feb 2001
    South Bend, IN 46635


    RQB-3810
    21 January 2002
    Larry Rembold
    Gresham, OR 97030

      Twentieth Anniversary Model
      Owned since 1999
      Original Owner: Larry Bridges, Overland Park KS

    RQB-3816
    29 May 2001
    Michael W. & Karen Ann Mulford
    Kirksville MO 63501
    Owned since April 7, 2001
    nee Ernest Edwards
    Dalton, GA

      20th Anniversary Model #16/25

    RQB-3822
    Nelson Bove
    Cincinnati, OH

      20th Anniversary Model #22/25

    For Sales

    November 27:
    2004

    Dallas, Tx
    '81 Avanti II, 305 HO, $6800, (214)356-0024


    Jan 2005 AVANTI II 1971, 350 engine, auto trans, AC, 50k original miles. Excellent condition. Moving-must sell. $14,500. (505)-877-5253.


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