}
Announcing Online Auctions! Rare classic and collector cars vetted by our dealer network.
 Click here to bid now.

Handsome Studebaker Avanti Needs A Loving Home

By Tyler Heatley May 24, 2019
news
Shop Sports
By Tyler Heatley May 24, 2019
This Avanti is actually one of the last cars produced by Studebaker.

The Studebaker Avanti is a pretty significant American car of its era as not only did it highlight some great engineering, but also it was one of the last models produced by Studebaker. This 1964 example listed by Classic Auto Mall is a good example of the American marque going out with style.

Designer Raymond Loewy is responsible for the forward-thinking design of the Avanti. Its long nose and short rear overhang were typical of sporting vehicles, but the lack of a traditional grille gave the car a somewhat futuristic design. Domed rear glass and a sculpted trunk lid makes for an eye catching classic today. Tasteful levels of chrome compliment this Studebakerā€™s factory correct P6432 Turquoise paint finish, however, some repairs to the carā€™s fiberglass bodywork is noted in the description.

More on American cars:
- The Ford Starliner Was Built for 1 Year Only
- A 1987 Buick Regal GNX This Clean Is An Extremely Rare Find

Actually built in August 1963, this car features rounded headlights and bezel. It is believed to be one of around 50 late cars in this configuration and one of 809 1964 examples.

View in gallery
View 11+
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View
["Studebaker Avanti"]
View 11+

This carā€™s interior design is just as impressive as the exterior, with turquoise soft-touch materials lining just about every surface. It certainly promotes a premium feel, as does the dark wood trim. Each of its four seats are very shapely to hold occupants in place when the driving becomes spirited. The Avanti was marketed as ā€˜America's only four-passenger high-performance personal carā€™ after all.

Under the hood is a 289 Ci V8 motor with 4-barrel carburetor, but this Avanti was blessed with the optional supercharger. 290hp provides plenty of ā€˜get up and goā€™ in this American beauty, something conducted by a Borg Warner 3-speed automaticĀ transmission.

Studebaker Avanti
View in gallery

After the Studebaker story came to an end, a trio of local dealers decided to buy the factory. After acquiring the tooling, premises, truck production, and Avanti nameplate, they decided to put the sports coupe back into production in 1965. It then went on to endure with a succession of owners over the decades.

Currently listed at $41,000 this 93,000-mile Avanti is just some light restoration away from being a true showstopper.

Source: Classic Auto Mall


Related articles

Muscular 1974 Super Duty Trans Am Commands Attention

Some call this the last great Pontiac muscle car! Authentic Trans Am Super Duty cars are not as easy to come by as ...
By Elizabeth Puckett Feb 14, 2020

Scarfaceā€™s Cadillac is Available To Buy

This is the ride the notorious Al Capone made famous. Love or loathe him, everyone knows Al Capone or ā€œScarface.ā€ T...
By Steven Symes Feb 14, 2020

Father And Son Reflect On 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider 1300 Junior

Even through the language barrier, the love of cars translates. Everyone seems to have their own idea of what const...
By Steven Symes Feb 14, 2020

The Don Bolles Car Controversy

It all boils down to whether the Datsun should be displayed or destroyed. June 2, 1976 is a day which rocked the jo...
By Steven Symes Feb 14, 2020
Show Me More

URL copied to clipboard