1963 Studebaker Avanti R2 4.speed. one of only 500 made.. dream find NO Reserve
- Make: Studebaker
- Model: Avanti
- SubModel: R2 supercharged 4 speed
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: R2
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 14,000
- VIN: 63R2xxxx
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 289
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: --, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Studebaker Avanti R2
The most often overlooked true performance car of the 1960s is the original 1963-64 Studebaker Avanti. This is an odd phenomenon, seeing as the Avanti was more expensive than a Corvette when new, built in limited numbers and was one of the fastest and most innovative cars of the time. Andy Granatelli helped break 29 speed records at Bonneville with factory Paxton-supercharged Avantis, which he proved could run 170 MPH in "stock" form, and 200 MPH when more heavily modified.
While the Avanti's classic mid-century modern styling may be polarizing, one can't help but appreciate the backstory. Even though Sherwood Egbert knew Studebaker was on life support when he took over the company in February 1961, he soon hired Raymond Loewy to design their new flagship car. Loewy and his team of designers retreated to a rented home in Palm Springs, California, and designed the Avanti in 40 days. Like the Corvette, the Avanti had a full fiberglass body, and its optional supercharged R2 engine produced more than 1 HP per cubic inch (289 CI/290 HP) and provided eye-opening performance. It was also the first American production car to have factory-installed disc brakes.
Unfortunately, even this revolutionary car and all the speed records in the world couldn't save Studebaker. By the end of 1963, its South Bend factory, where the Avanti was built, was shuttered. The last Avantis were sold as 1964 model-year cars, but in total only 4,647 were produced for both 1963 and 1964 model years, with just 1,883 being factory-supercharged R2 models. While most of these R2 Avantis were equipped with an automatic transmission, fewer than 500 were ordered with the optional Borg-Warner T-10 4-speed transmission, making a 4-speed R2 "the" performance Avanti to own.
This 1963 Avanti is an incredibly original, factory R2 4-speed car with one repaint...the original color was Avanti Turquoise. for the braking and fuel systems, transmission, shifter, supercharger .all original As a result, this R2â€™s matching-numbers supercharged 289/290 HP R2 engin, and that rare T-10 4-speed power to its Twin-Traction rear end with 3.73:1 gears. Combined with power steering and the aforementioned power disc brakes, it is really a fantastic car to enjoy with the added bonus of that Paxton blower .. with a copy of the original build sheet confirming the carâ€™s matching engine, chassis and body numbers, this is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a genuinely authentic 4-speed, supercharged Avanti R2.... NOT A CL0N THIS IS THE REAL DEAL.. 1 OF 500... ''SUPERCHARGED'' 4SPEED Avati...for more info call.. (951)288-0353 any time... the restored value for these rare R2. 4speed cars. at recent auction's are over $100,000 good luck bidding NOReserve!!!