Avanti

Dry Stored for 25 Years: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

This 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1 has been parked for 25 years, but still looks like a project worthy of rejuvenation. The seller notes that it sports some evidence of period custom touches, and you’ll note the driving lamps and… more»

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Supercharged Project: 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2

When it comes to buying or restoring an Avanti, most enthusiasts will tell you that finding a genuine R2 is the only way to fly. These were the models that truly gave the Avanti the performance it deserves, a… more»

Rare Supercharged/4-Speed: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

This 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2 might not be perfect, but it is probably one of the nicest original examples that you are likely to see today. It is a one-owner vehicle that looks like it has been very well… more»

Same Owner Since ’80: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

This 1963 Studebaker Avanti is a pleasing driver-quality car that looks sharp on polished hubcaps and a dark olive paint job. The paint isn’t original, and it’s a shame because the factory paint job is believed to have been… more»

Rare Ride: 1985 Avanti II

We here at Barn Finds love a truly rare vehicle in good original condition, and this Avanti II looks like it would live up to that. It just so happens to be for sale here on craigslist out of… more»

Estate Sale Find: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

This 1963 Studebaker Avanti is part of an estate clean-out in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. The first picture here shows a car that has clearly been forgotten under a cheap car cover, but the previous owner was… more»

55,000 Mile Survivor: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-1

The Studebaker Avantis come up for sale with some regularity, but more often that not, they are the less desirable later cars or fairly haggard R-1 projects. This example is neither of those, as it’s a desirable R-1 in… more»

Striking Appearance: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

This 1963 Studebaker Avanti is anything but standard and original, and in its current form, it is nothing if not distinctive. It will be interesting to see how our readers react to this car because I’m pretty sure that… more»

No Reserve: 1978 Studebaker Avanti II

We rarely get to see stories of an owner actually acknowledging that they won’t get around to a project, and sell it while there’s still time to preserve it. That seems to be the case with this 1978 Studebaker… more»

Barn Find Stude: 1967 Avanti II

As has been reported on these pages many times, the Avanti went through a variety of ownership and design changes after Studebaker pulled the plug. This example is a 1967 model, otherwise known as an Avanti II, and is… more»

Desirable Manual: 1974 Avanti II

If you can’t find a first-edition Studebaker Avanti assembled in the Studebaker plant, the Avanti II with a manual transmission is the next best thing. These were still built on a Studebaker-designed chassis, even as engine options gradually became… more»

Outside for Five: 1979 Studebaker Avanti II

The seller of this 1979 Studebaker Avanti II sounds more optimistic than I’d expect given the intro photo on the craigslist listing. The Avanti II, from the era following the conclusion of Studebaker production but while still in the… more»

Project Quality: 1964 Studebaker Avanti

This 1964 Studebaker Avanti is far from perfect, but that’s sort of the point. As a genuine Studebaker-built example, it will always be desirable, but it’s not so perfect to put it out of reach of mere mortals. The… more»

Doctor’s Orders: 1991 Avanti Convertible

This Avanti convertible is reported to have spent its entire life in Malibu, California where it was owned by a surgeon who purchased it new in 1991.  The current owner acquired the car from the “fussy” doctor and brought… more»

Closing Its Doors: Utah’s Only Classic Salvage Yard

Prepare to be bummed out: a haven of vintage cars and parts that’s been an Utah institution for decades is set to wind down in June. McBride’s Auto Wrecking in Grantsville, Utah is being forced to shutter after new… more»

Accident Victim: New Mexico Barn Find Avanti II

Avantis are a curious car, with different generations representing another chapter the model’s tumultous history. The genuine, Studebaker-built early cars perhaps carry the most prestige, as later models were built by a variety of ownership groups with increasingly ordinary… more»