1963 Studebaker Avanti R2
• Factory supercharged car
• Concours quality
• Bias ply tires
• 289 cubic inch Studebaker V8 engine with Paxton supercharger producing 290 horsepower
• Factory front disc brakes, factory rollbar
• Car left the factory with grey exterior/turquoise interior and an automatic transmission. A correct conversion happened somewhere along the way
• Body tag and chassis number match. Engine is from a 1964 Avanti (could be the records were incorrect as this was a transition year car)
• Car has no known problems
• Hagerty shows this car at $65,000 + 10% add for the four speed
• Clean California title
The Studebaker Avanti was a personal luxury car built by Studebaker for the 1963 and 1964 model year. The design project was overseen by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy and his hand picked team of three car designers who were sequestered in a rented house in Palm Springs without telephones or clocks (telephones so their wives/girlfriends would not call and clocks so they lost sense of time). Loewy was under a design contract from Studebaker’s new president, Sherwood Egbert, to design a revolutionary new automobile which would get customers into Studebaker showrooms and hopefully save the company by buying the car. That new automobile was the Avanti.
The Avanti was an initial success but production and supply issues meant they could not build enough cars and the car buying public grew impatient and looked elsewhere for a sporty, luxury coupe. The Avanti died only two years after it was introduced. In total, 4,647 Avantis were built by Studebaker.
This Avanti is a somewhat rare supercharged model with a four speed transmission. It came to live in the museum in January 2019.
Call David at (805) 895-4005.
Model: Avanti R2
Engine Cyl: N/A
Engine Size: 289
Engine HP: 290
Trans: 4 speed