**THIS VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY CONSIGNED TO A BRING-A-TRAILER ONLINE AUCTION. THE AUCTION ENDS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH AT 3:30PM EASTERN TIME.**
THE CAR THAT WAS NEVER BUILT….. “WHAT IF”?
DEDICATED TO TERRY STINEHELFER – THE MAN WITH THE PLAN.
Rendered by Hot Rod designer Eric Brockmeyer!
This magnificent 1972 Avanti II Stinger Custom “Avanti X” is a one-of-a-kind classic car that was a collaboration design by Terry Stinehelfer and Eric Brockmeyer. The vision of the design by Terry Stinehelfer was to create the car that was never built by the Avanti Motor Corporation. It was rendered by famous Hot Rod designer and artist Eric Brockmeyer. The idea has truly come to life in this full size “Hot Wheels”! Many modifications were made throughout the build process that separate this Avanti II from any other Avanti II. The stunning exterior was finished in DuPont Lemon Mist over Cosmic Dust with Matte Black accents. The rich black leather interior is loaded with options including a power sunroof and power windows. The car is powered by a GM Performance 383 V8 w/ 425HP and a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission. Since completion it’s only been driven 1,557 miles. This car attracts serious attention and is an absolute blast to drive!
In or around 2008, Terry Stinehelfer decided to design and build the car that the Avanti Motor Corporation never built which is indicated in the above text. He spent many hours designing the car. Photos of this car with the changes he wanted to make are pictured within the gallery and included with the sale. On January 1st, 2009 he officially wrote and sent instructions with payment to Eric Brockmeyer of Eric Brockmeyer Design to render his design “Avanti X”. The letter, designs and renderings are included with the sale.
The exterior of this car is absolutely stunning to say the least. It’s truly a life size “Hot Wheels” with its one-of-a-kind design. During the build process many modifications were made to the fiberglass Avanti II body. The upright turn signals in the front fenders were removed and smoothed. The front turn signals are built into the grille. The front bumper mounting bump holes were removed and smoothed. The side marker lights were removed and refabricated. The door handles were removed and a different style door handle was added. The rear bumper mounting bump holes were removed and smoothed. The rear taillight bezels were removed and the lenses were molded into the body. The rear back up lights were removed and smoothed. The rear exhaust was relocated through the rear lower valiance. The body panels were made extremely smooth during the build. The body is really straight with excellent gaps lines throughout. The car was then finished in DuPont Lemon Mist over Cosmic Dust. This stunning color is loaded with flake and sparkles like a diamond. The paint is show quality throughout and virtually flawless. Custom graphics were placed on the front and rear end. The color was complemented with Matte Black accents throughout which include the cowl stripe, hood stripe, side body stripe, window trim, headlight buckets, driver’s side mirror and door handles. The words 370 Horsepower were stenciled into the hood and the words LT-1 were stenciled on the side body stripe. The hood is held in place with custom black hood pins that work operate very nicely. All the exterior glass was replaced new with PPG tinted glass which looks great. The driver’s side rear quarter functioning gas cap and filler was decorated with a Stinger along with red, white and blue surrounding colors. The car has a perfect stance on American Racing AR-500 wheels that are 17x8 on the front and 17x9 on the rear. The wheels are wrapped with Diamond Back Classic Redline 235/55/17 tires that were added in 2017. This is one sweet looking street machine!
The rich black leather interior is absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word. This high end interior was so well designed and feels great when you’re sitting behind the wheel. The headliner was wrapped with leather including the power sunroof cover. It’s equipped with two rear dome lights that are both in working order. The sun visors have also been wrapped in leather. The dash was sent out to ‘just Dashes” be restored and looks amazing. As the receipt documents the dash restoration alone was $2,091.00. The backside of the glovebox has an area for cups. The full length center console is also equally as amazing. Both the dash and the center console are dressed with brushed stainless that gives the interior character. It’s equipped with a total of 11 Stewart Warner black face gauges between the dash and the console. It’s equipped with a Flaming River tilt steering column and a Lecarra wood steering wheel with functioning horn button. The console is also equipped with custom switches such as the push button start, power sunroof and electric cut outs for the exhaust system. The console also houses the Hurst shifter with white shift knob. The door panels have been covered in leather and look awesome. It’s equipped with power window switches and billet door handles. The rear panels have been covered in leather as well. The OEM Avanti bucket seats have been recovered in rolled and pleated leather that matches part of the dash. The rear bucket seats have also been recovered in rolled and pleated leather. The rear shelf has the letter “X” embossed in it. The carpeting is a thick high end material that looks and feels great. The trunk compartment was completely boxed for a clean look. The front panel is rapped with the same matching leather material as the rear shelf. The remaining part of the trunk is covered in the same carpeting as the interior. This interior looks way ahead of its time!
The engine compartment is highly detailed throughout with many upgrades throughout. The back side of the hood, firewall, inner fenders and radiator support area was finished in satin black. The car is powered by a GM Performance 383 V8 create engine that is rated with 425HP. The receipts for this engine are included with the sale. The engine was dressed to look like a period correct Corvette LT-1 370HP engine that the Avanti Motor Corporation was planning to use in the high performance Avanti Stinger. The block was painted orange with Corvette valve covers and air cleaner. Some engine components include a Edlebrock Performer intake, Holly Street Avenger carburetor, GM Performance distributor, March Performance pulleys and Weiand water pump. It’s equipped with a super mini 74amp alternator and Braille battery with power cut off knob. The engine is cooled by a large aluminum radiator with Spal electric fan. Evans Coolant was used when it was installed. The engine breathes through Hooker “D” headers and a custom exhaust system with cherry bombs and electric cut outs. This exhaust system sounds awesome with a capital A! The engine is coupled to a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive. It has a new Centerforce clutch and the shifter was modified to look like the way a factory shifter would have looked in the 1970’s. This car is lightweight and setup to pound the pavement!
The undercarriage is very clean and nicely detailed with many upgrades throughout. The underside of the body was finished in black and looks very presentable. The entire power steering system has been rebuilt and works great. To give the unique ride the right stance lowering springs bring the car down 2” in the front. The rear was also lowered 2” but this was done by using a Jim Weimer’s Rod Garage rear 4 bar and sway bar lit with Aldan All American coil over shocks. The power four wheel disc braking system consists of a 9” Delco booster, aluminum master cylinder and ST 11.65” drilled and slotted rotors. The words Avanti Stinger were painted on the calipers for the extra touch.