Posted in 1963, 1981, Avanti, Avanti II, Daniel Strohl, Hemmings, studebaker

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1981 Avanti II


The Studebaker Avanti was a real example of what might have been for Studebaker and at least the Avanti II carried on for a considerable time after the original Avanti (seen below) ceased production.

Some details here from Wikipedia

The Avanti II is an American performance sports coupe based on the Studebaker Avanti and marketed through a succession of five different ownership arrangements subsequent to Studebaker‘s discontinuation of the model. After the closure of Studebaker’s South Bend factory on December 20, 1963, cars carrying the Avanti nameplate were initially produced from left-over Studebaker components and later, by the Avanti Motor Company from General Motors and Ford chassis and engines. Very few cars were made before all production ceased in 2006.

This car is really in pristine condition. Beautiful British racing green with camel leather Recaro seats. Upholstery and carpeting is all excellent. It has only 52000 original miles on it. The frame and hog troughes are solid and rust-free. The car has power disc brakes (Turner), power steering, power windows, power sunroof, A/C and rear luggage rack. Everthing works except the A/C which needs a condenser. The Chevy 305 V8 has been completely “de-smogged” and runs really strong. The car has rebuilt kingpins, new brake master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders, new front shocks, new all stainless true dual exhaust and new tires. This car runs flawlessly and rides and handles like new. It needs absolutely nothing to enjoy driving and/or showing. I am reluctantly selling it due to lack of storage space.

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