1956 Avia MK3 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: MK3
This aerodynamic vehicle weighs under 900 pounds, has a trans-axial gearbox, and has a fully independent suspension in both the front and rear. It was raced in the Eastern block and Austria. During the late 1950's the Avia was seized by the communist authorities.
The car later surfaced in a German museum where it was misidentified as a 1948 BMW race car with unknown history. The car was owned by several collectors and in 1987 was shipped to the United States and purchased by Bruce McCaw. It was later sold to the Pat Hart Collection.
In 1996, the car was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The restoration was done in New Zealand by Barry Leitch. The current owner purchased the car with the intention of returning it to the race track and to compete in vintage competition.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010
|Bob Lutz Named as 2012 Honorary Chairman At Hilton Head Island Concours|
|The 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance, one of the final Concours events on the 2012 calendar, October 26 – November 4, will include participation from Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors and author of Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: the battle for the soul of American Business, as this year's Honorary Chairman. Lutz joins a list of past Honorary Chairmen that includes names such as Nicola Bulgari, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Bobby Rahal and Dennis ...[Read more...]|
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