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That was the sports car to have in it's day. There were (I thnk) 3 differentseries. The last one was supertuned and turbocharged by an American racerand it was the fastest prodcution in the world for a year or two.
Actually 2 different versions, R1 (which this one is)289 cubic inch w/4 barrel carb, or R2 289 cubic inch w/supercharger. There were also 9 built with an R3 engine, 304.5 cubic inch with supercharger. Andy Granatelli set land speed records at Bonneville with various Studebakers including Avanti'sDirty Dingus McGee
I actually saw one or two of those in the wild back in the day. Recognized the picture immediately.
Guy I worked with in the early 70s had one. Yes it was the a rarely seen but desirable vehicle to own.
A car ahead of its time.
Used to see a guy in '63-'64 who drove by every morning at the same time I was waiting for the bus to arrive....quite a car in those days....
Saw a beautifully restored Avanti on the road a few months ago ... then met a local Studebaker aficionado who confirmed a local guy owns it.
'sokay, but I want that Eldo in the background.
This one is, in fact, a supercharged R2. It is the first production Studebaker Avanti and is in the LeMay museum in Tacoma, WA. Note the poster in the background with the serial number 1001. Also note the small supercharged badge on the front fender.