Avanti

Late Production Model: 1987 Avanti

The Avanti story got fairly murky as the company entered and exited different ownership groups, with the updated design lacking some of the original grace that made it such a standout when new. The later generations kept the basic… more»

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Ready To Go: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

In an ideal world, manufacturers like Studebaker would have survived and prospered. This was a company that was not only willing to push the boundaries with daring and exciting offerings but had its fair share of lateral thinkers with… more»

Supercharged 4-Speed: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

The auction ends tonight for this supercharged 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2, which is one of the rarest Avantis equipped with both the upgraded engine and four-speed manual transmission. The seller contends it has been minimally altered from new, and… more»

Early Model Project: 1964 Studebaker Avanti

The earliest Avantis – the ones made by Studebaker and featuring round headlights (not the round lenses sitting in square housings) – remain one of the ultimate bargains in collector cars today, in my opinion. Hard to find and… more»

Dry Stored for 25 Years: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Update 4/7/20 – This Avanti is back on eBay! Hopefully the seller has set a realistic reserve so it finds a new home this time. From 11/8/19 – This 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1 has been parked for 25 years,… more»

Supercharged 4-Speed: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

Another day, another supercharged Studebaker Avanti. It does seem like we are seeing Avantis pop up almost daily, an impressive trend for a car that remains quite obscure by collector car standards. The first generation Studebaker-built Avantis are the… more»

Late Production Model: 1988 Avanti

Lightning can strike twice, as we have another late production Avanti up for sale just a few days after featuring a black on black example. This 1988 model doesn’t have mileage that’s quite as low as that car’s, but… more»

10k Original Miles: 1985 Avanti II Touring Coupe

As time wore on, the Avanti brand somehow continued to survive, despite multiple changes in ownership and a serious dilution of the original formula. By modern standards, it’s truly incredible Avanti managed to survive for as long as it… more»

Round Headlight Survivor: 1964 Studebaker Avanti

If you’re going to buy an Avanti, a first-generation model built by Studebaker with the round headlights is one to shop for. I’ve got nothing against the later models, but the Avanti line went through so many transformations and… more»

Supercharged Stick Shift: 1964 Studebaker Avanti

When it comes to collecting Avantis, most enthusiasts would lean towards the first run of cars built by Studebaker. Coupled with that is the option to check the box for the factory supercharger, and for the trifecta, to find… more»

24K Miles: 1990 Avanti Touring Sedan

This 1990 Avanti “Four-Door Touring Sedan” has led quite a life, going from Palm Springs, California to Scottsdale, Arizona where it now resides. Why couldn’t I have been a reissued, hand-built, four-door Avanti?! Life is so unfair. This very… more»

Runs and Drives: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

With the company on its financial knees, 1962 was a strange time for Studebaker to introduce a premium model such as the Avanti. The fact that it remained in production as a Studebaker for little more than 18-months was… more»

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»