Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1963 Studebaker Avanti (or Advanti)

The seller of this Avanti is either selling it for someone else, or somehow acquired this car, but has no idea what he has. He's calling it an Advanti. (And, yeah, I know, I'm the last person who should be pointing out the typos and mis-spellings of someone else. Usually, though, I get the name of the car right. Usually.)

I don't know enough about Avantis to tell from the pictures if there is anything rare or unusual about this car.

Anyone who is doing a search for "Avanti" is not going to find this car. There's a pretty good chance this guy's phone isn't ringing off the hook. There's an opportunity here to scoop up this car at a bargain price. If you're looking for an Avanti, it's worth the call. (Or, as the seller says, "U snooze u loose!" - Don't you hate it when you get all loose while snoozing...)

Located in Lakeland, FL, click here to see the Craigslist ad.


Opel Rekord A + B said...

I really like the styling of this car!

Opel Rekord A + B said...

And I just read on wiki that these wereonly built in 62 and 63, 5800 of them.. quite rare cars! but it also says that after the factory closed in 1963 many replica cars were built... got to look out for that if your after an original one...

Blair Russell said...

Yeah it's true, after the two years of Studebaker Avanti cars, some people came together and made cars from those frames and they were simply known as Avanti II.

From what I know, unless the front and back end were taken from a Studebaker Avanti and put on an Avanti II, it is an original. If you look around online you'll find some great articles on the story of this vehicle.

And, both Avanti's have been featured before on this site.

Bill said...

i'm in Florida about 100 miles from Lakeland for this week. I may run over and look at this. Seat covers unoriginal, dash has a cover, and I don't see the A/C compressor. Interior pic shows the A/C controls, so it should be there...My better half purchased a good running one of these with a fully known history from new this past July, for less than twice what this fellow wants for a barn car. If I get over to look at it I'll post more.