Supercharged Beauty! 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

The Avanti was supposed to be one of Studebaker’s savior vehicles in the 1960s. But it perhaps was too little too late and not enough could be built to prevent the company from moving auto production to Canada –… more»

Magazine Car: 1980 Studebaker Avanti II

The premise of a car being a former magazine feature is a hallmark of vehicles from a certain era. Certainly, in the 1970s and 80s it was considered a milestone event for the owner to find out an editor… more»

Late Production Model: 1988 Avanti II LSC

When it comes to obscure cars and trucks, the owners of these vehicles can sometimes overhype the rarity or desirability of their vehicles. The later production Avanti models that came later after Studebaker sold off their interests in the… more»

14k-Mile Museum Piece: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

The 1954 merger between Studebaker and Packard didn’t solve their financial problems, and the surviving company (Stude) continued to bleed for another dozen years. The Avanti was conceived as a halo car for the 1963 model year, one that… more»

R1 Project Car: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

There’s something about the original Avantis that the later cars just can’t capture. The style is ever so slightly more refined; graceful; delicate – really, insert your favorite adjective here. It’s a polarizing design for sure, and many enthusiasts… more»

Mechanically Refreshed: 1978 Avanti II

The Avanti nameplate is one with incredible staying power. Whether you define staying power as its resiliency through multiple acquisitions and take-overs or simply due to the fact that the cars still come up for sale quite often, the… more»

1 of 150: 1988 Avanti

The Studebaker Avanti is one of the few automobiles to have a second life after being discontinued. The original Avanti ran in the 1963 and 1964 model years only to become a victim of the company’s weak financial position…. more»

Wrong Year? 1964 Studebaker Avanti

It is unusual for a passionate enthusiast to miss even the slightest detail about their beloved classic, making this Studebaker Avanti a genuine mystery machine. The seller lists it as a 1964 model, but that doesn’t appear to be… more»

Supercharged Rarity! 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

The Studebaker Avanti was on the market for less than two years, yet it would leave an indelible mark on collectors for the next 60 years. It even spawned a company that kept the marque alive for another four… more»

The Ultimate Tribute Car: 1978 Avanti II

The Avanti was Studebaker’s dream car of the 1960s. It was unique, luxurious, and fast – and may have been a success had anyone other than Studebaker had been behind it. But their financial woes limited production to just… more»

Stored For a Decade: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Some manufacturers completely abandon common sense in pursuit of sales, and the results can be catastrophic. Studebaker is a prime example of that thinking, with the company paying the ultimate price for an adventurous approach. Its dire financial situation… more»

What Could Have Been: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Studebaker was one of the most storied automobile brands of the 20th Century, but as an independent manufacturer, they found it difficult to compete. And especially after the ill-fated merger with Packard in the mid-1950s. One of the highlights… more»

Long-Term Owner: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

When a vehicle manufacturer finds itself on the financial ropes, the sensible approach is to develop a volume-selling model to help it trade its way out of trouble. Studebaker chose a different route, introducing the Avanti in 1962 as… more»

85K Miles and Road Ready: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Hemmings Motor News has long been the most influential source of information in the collector car hobby.  In 2018, the magazine compiled a list of the top 100 American collector cars of all time.  On that list at #77… more»

Museum Piece? 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Studebaker got a reprieve in the late 1950s with the compact Lark. That little car breathed life temporarily back into a company that suffered greatly from its merger with Packard. By the early 1960s, Studebaker’s fortunes were beginning to… more»

Three For One Avanti Projects!

The Studebaker Avanti is one of those rare cars that had an afterlife in the wake of the company’s demise. The Avanti Motor Car Co. was formed in 1965 and would soldier on into the 21st Century, hand-building no… more»

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