Avanti

4-Speed Project: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

The Avanti was Studebaker’s new personal luxury car in 1963-64. It had a fiberglass body with styling by famed designer Raymond Loewy, yet production problems prevented the car from reaching its sales projections. If things had turned out differently,… more»

Supercharged Project: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

Whether then-president Sherwood Egbert really thought the Avanti could help save Studebaker is debatable, but legend has it that the concept of the car was born on a cocktail napkin. Rushed into production in 1963, the Avanti never reached… more»

Project Car: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

UPDATE 04/21/2022: The owner of this 1963 Avanti has learned the meaning of frustration. They previously completed what appeared to be a successful auction, only for the winning bidder to back out at the last moment. Therefore, they have… more»

1 of 519: 1964 Studebaker Avanti R1

As the story goes, the Avanti was conceived on a cocktail napkin by then Studebaker President Sherwood Egbert. From early 1961 to mid-1962, fast track development work was done to go from concept to a production-ready vehicle. Egbert had… more»

Tent Find: 1983 Avanti II Coupe

The Avanti was one of Studebaker’s last attempts at staying afloat in the 1960s. But unfortunately, it was too little too late to make much difference and U.S. production ceased at the end of 1963. The brand would continue… more»

1 of 101: 1989 Avanti Convertible

The Avanti was the iconic car built by Studebaker for 1963-64, during the financial decline of the storied automobile manufacturer. Over two model years, only about 4,600 Avanti’s saw the light of day. After Studebaker quit making cars in… more»

Owned By Ricky Nelson? 1963 Studebaker Avanti

The Avanti was the forward-thinking car from Studebaker that came too late and in too few numbers to help save the company. It was built for 1963-64 until Studebaker ceased production of cars in the U.S. (they lasted through… more»

Project Or Parts? 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

When vehicle manufacturers collapse under a mountain of debt, they generally bow out with a pitiful whimper. Few people see them go, and few seem to mourn them. Studebaker was slightly different. Even though the company was on its… more»

Too Little, Too Late: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

To many, the short-lived original Avanti was one of the most unique cars of its time. It was a personal luxury automobile with a fiberglass body that was rushed into production for 1963-64 to help save Studebaker – which… more»

Known History: 1964 Studebaker Avanti R1

Sometimes buying a classic car can involve taking a leap of faith, but when you can trace the history of that car from day one, the process can be far less stressful. That is the case with this 1964… more»

Time to Bid! Lucky Collector Car Auctions Spring Classic

The 2021 Spring Classic event managed by Lucky Collector Car Auctions will feature a wide range of classics of every shape and size imaginable, happening both online and in-person June 12 and 13, 2021. This year’s collection is bursting… more»

3-For-1: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

By the time Studebaker launched the Avanti, the company was somewhat financially embarrassed. Okay, they were broke. Sadly, the Avanti was a case of too little too late for a manufacturer that had been operating for more than a… more»

Factory Supercharged: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

The Avanti delivered a lot of things during its production life, but the one thing that it couldn’t achieve was to dig Studebaker out of the financial black hole that would eventually consume the company. Today, the Avanti has… more»

Supercharged Manual: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-2

The Avanti was Studebaker’s answer to the Ford Thunderbird and intended as a halo car for the ailing independent auto manufacturer. Created under the direction of famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy, fewer than 6000 were made from April 1962… more»

Supercharged Project: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

This 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2 is a case of appearing far worse than it actually is, as despite its roughshod looks and evidence of vandalism, the car is actually quite solid underneath and comes with numerous spare parts needed… more»

Parked For 48 Years! 1964 Studebaker Avanti

It is a fact that the RMS Titanic sank because by the time the iceberg was spotted, the evasive maneuvers attempted by the crew were too little, too late. The same is true of Studebaker as a manufacturer. The… more»