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Old 18 April 2013, 01:35 AM
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I would put this down to an early type of "viral" marketing. By stating that the rear window would blow out at 120 MPH, Studebaker was implying that the car was capable of this kind of speed, but without actually making the claim.

I work part-time at a world class road racing course, where we host "Vintage" racing at least twice a year. No Avanti that I have seen has looked to be anywhere near that fast... but I confess that I have never actually timed one.

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