This exceptional 1963 Studebaker Avanti is a two owner car.
It was purchased from the original owner
in 1968. Designed by the famous Industrial Designer, Mr. Raymond
Loewy. It's 1 of 4,643 Studebaker Avanti's built from
1963 to 1964. The current owner used the car as a daily driver until the
early 2000. At that time he made the decision to do a major rework, turning it
into possibly the best custom Avanti in the US. Approx 3000 miles since the completed
restoration and re-build.
It has been featured in numerous magazines and TV Shows, including Spike
TV with Tyrese and El Gardeo TV Argentina
Motor Channel, and Blacktop Magazine featured it in the
June 2014 Issue. It is a consistent First Place or
Show Winner in shows ranging from the
Annual La Palma Studebaker Show,
Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance , and is consistently invited to the Rodeo Drive
Concours and took
place in Radical Custom Class at the
Grand National Roadster Show.
This Avanti has had
almost every part either replaced or rebuilt including a complete new wiring
harness. Custom features include: A modified 289 R1 engine complete with
Polished Sanden AC compressor charged with Freon 134 and a Paxton 10 lb. boost supercharger.
The Engine breaths through a new Edelbrock
Carburetor and exhausts through modified Corvette side pipes.
A custom-made radiator with both an engine fan
and a thermostatically controlled electric fan insures more than adequate
cooling. The front suspension is rebuilt stock and the rear suspension is V-12
Jaguar widened 8". It stops using 4 wheel disc brakes which are activated
by a new chrome dual master cylinder and a custom
rebuilt brake booster.
It rides on new radial tires fitted on new
Dayton stainless steel wire wheels, which are removable via Jaguar
winged knock offs, custom engraved with the Avanti Logo. The body has been
modified with a hand formed Fiberglass airdam fitted with tunneled...