1963 Avanti, R1 289 V8, Turquoise, Automatic, Sports Car, Restored, Excellent
- Condition: Used
- Make: Studebaker
- Model: Avanti
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Coupe 2-Door
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 68,000
- Color: Turquoise
- Engine size: 289 R1- 240 Factory Horsepower
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Fawn
- Safety options: Front Disk Brakes, Factory Padded Safety Rollbar, Front Seat Belts, Padded Dash
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Studebaker Avanti
CraigslistRestored 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1 Coupe
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This 1963 Studebaker R1 Avanti is in excellent restored condition showing 68,000 actual miles and sports a striking "Avanti Turquoise" exterior with a "Fawn" colored interior.This outstanding fiberglass sports carretains its original detailed 289 cubic inch R1 V8 - 240 horsepower engine. The 4 barrel carbureted engine idles and revs very smooth with a rumble of (factory similar) dual glasspack exhausts. The automatic transmission shifts smooth and consistently. The car has power steering and power front disc brakes andboth function correctly. The fiberglass body, interior, engine and engine compartment have been completely restored and everything on the car, including theAM radio, works well. The paint is excellent and the chrome is deep and brilliant. The car has newer original style (period correct) bias ply narrow white sidewall tires in good condition with no cracking and with plenty of tread. Mechanically, electrically, and cosmetically this car is ready to drive and show. ThisAvanti drives straight and true down the road with no brake pull. The steering box is nice and tight with no play in the steering. This Avanti is extremely fun to drive and proud to show at events.
This Studebaker sports car has always been in climate controlled garage since restored and has been shown primarily at Studebaker Drivers Club events since the 1990's. This design classic is owned, operated and maintained by a family of dedicated and mechanically knowledgeable enthusiasts whose grandfather and father once owned and worked at the family's Studebaker dealership in northeastern Illinois.
A little automotive history: This beautifulAvanti was designed by a team of handpicked designer-stylists by world renowned Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy.Mr. Loewyset upa styling studioin a rented house in Palm Springs California explicitly for the Studebaker Avanti design project. Famed designers Raymond Loewy, John Epstein, Tom Kellogg, Robert Andrews and Bob Doehler were the key stylists who brought to life this brilliant styling tour de force - futuristic automobile. Today these Industrial Design legendsare the acknowledged Studebaker Avanti "Hero Stylists" to members of the (SDC) "Studebaker Drivers Club" and the (AOAI) "Avanti Owners Association International" car clubs.
I would be happy to answer questions if you contact me through eBay however, please do not ask me to disclose my reserve. This Avanti has a clear Illinois title and is sold as is where is with absolutely no warranty expressed or implied. See all photos included within this listing formore explicit visual detail.
Do not miss the opportunity to own this beautiful car. I am an honest seller, and for a car of this high caliber, I have put on a very reasonable "reserve" price. In addition, this Avanti has been professionally appraised well above its reserve. The car is located south of the Chicago metro area and showings can be arranged when given sufficient notice.
The buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup and shipping costs. In addition, an out of the country buyer is responsible for any and all taxes, customs, and duties due upon bringing a vehicle into their country. This car can be reasonably driven anywhere but if it is being transported, please call me first to coordinate pickup arrangements. If you have any questions, please feel free toemail me through eBay before you place a bid. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time.
I will not accept full payment by PayPal. Personal checks will be acceptedbut must becleared by my bank before releasing vehicle and title. No third party checks please.I require a$500 deposit by cash, PayPal or wire transfer to my bank(due within 48 hours) when auction is ended. Full payment is due within 14 daysafter auctions close. Please contact me for any alternative payment arrangements.
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