1963 AVANTI with R-1 Studebaker V-8, Factory 4 Speed Transmission, Factory Air conditioning, and power windows! AND, Power steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, Twin Traction ( positraction ) and Tinted glass, all done in it’s original color, Avanti Gold and Elk interior.
This car was Raymond Leowy’s last and finest effort in automobile design. everything about it was modern. Leowy’s design team set up shop in Palm Springs, CA, the epicenter of Mid-Century Modern design, and, surrounded by inspiration from other famous designers and architects, produced this masterpiece! If you think I’m overdoing this, see what the New York Times had to say about Avanti recently HERE. You too can own a car that has been featured in art museums!
Stock and authentic and nice, just the way I like it. That dashboard is a beautiful brand new reproduction, and it’s spectacular! The seats and carpeting are new, too, in the correct shade and pattern. Note the 4 speed shifter and the A/C vents, a very unusual combination.
Full instrumentation – Tachometer, Speedometer, Oil gauge, amp gauge, temperature, gasoline and vacuum! and they all work, too! Most importantly for an Avanti, the car runs nice and cool, 180 all the time.
The heart of the beast, the original 289 Cubic Inch R-1 Studebaker V-8, with Carter 4 barrel carburetor. Note the original and correct ignition shielding in place. Just like a Corvette, this car is made of Fiberglass, and requires ignition shielding for the radio to work properly.