AVANTI-ORIGINAL

Price: US $29,100.00 Item location: Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: AVANTI
  • Trim: ORIGINAL
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 16,547
  • VIN: R5562
  • Engine size: R1-289 CUBIC INCHES-240 HORSEPOWER
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, POWER STEERING-POWER DISC BRAKES
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1964 Studebaker AVANTI

FOR SALE IS A 1964 STUDEBAKER AVANTI WITH SERIAL #5562.THIS AVANTI IS ORIGINAL WITH 16,000 WELL DOCUMENTED MILES. I WILL DESCRIBE THE CAR THE BEST I CAN, ND IF I MISS ANYTHING, LEASE INQUIRE.

SERIAL #5643 WAS THE LAST STUDEBAKER ENGINE POWERED AVANTI PRODUCED IN SOUTH BEND. THIS FINE EXAMPLE OF SERIAL #R5562 IS ONE OF THE LATE PRODUCTIONS WHICH WAS BUILT IN OCTOBER OF 1963.

THE AVANTI WAS DELIVERED NEW TO BETSY GILMER OF TUCSON, RIZONA, OVEMBER 15, 963. BETSY DROVE THIS AVANTI FOR A TOTAL OF 13,597 MILES. PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS OF PAPER TRAIL SINCE THE AVANTI WAS NEW. THE AVANTI RESIDED THERE TILL AUGUST 25, 992 WHEN IT WAS PURCHASED BY JIM FEDDICK OF TUCSON, RIZONA, ND WAS IN HIS COLLECTION. THE AVANTI WAS THEN SOLD TO CHARLES BURNELL JULY 3, 006 OF DISCOVERY BAY, ALIFORNIA. I PURCHASED THE AVANTI IN MAY OF 2007.

  • THE DRIVELINE IS AN R1 (289 CUBIC INCHES WITH 240 HORSEPOWER) AUTOMATIC WITH A 3.54 REAR AXLE.

  • THE AVANTI HAS POWER STEERING AND POWER BRAKES, IR CONDITIONING AND TINTED GLASS.

  • THIS AVANTI HAD NEW PAINT WHILE UNDER JIM FEDDICK’S OWNERSHIP ON 4/24/04.

  • WHEN I PURCHASED THE AVANTI, MADE THE FOLLOWING REPAIRS TO THE CAR.

  • NOS RADIATOR

  • ALL NEW HOSES, LL NEW FREEZE PLUGS, ND NEW WATER PUMP

  • NEW VALVE STEM OIL SEALS

  • NEW VALVE COVER GASKETS

  • ALL NEW BELTS

  • ALL NEW IGNITION ITEMS INCLUDING SPARK PLUGS, PARK PLUG WIRES, OINTS,

    CONDENSOR, AP, ND ROTOR

  • NEW STARTER BENDIX

  • NEW FRONT SHOCKS

  • NEW MASTER CYLINDER

  • NEW STEERING SEALS

  • TRANS SERVICE AND NEW SEALS

  • COMPLETE STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM, ND EXHAUST MANIFOLD GASKETS

  • NEW BATTERY.

  • I HAVE DRIVEN THIS CAR LESS THAN 100 MILES SINCE 2007, S I HAVE OTHER CARS I TAKE TO SHOWS. THIS CAR HAS LOTS AND LOTS OF DOCUMENTATION FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER. THE CAR HAS RADIAL TIRES ON IT, ND THEY MAKE IT DRIVE AND RIDE LIKE A DREAM. I DO HAVE A CORRECT SET OF FIRESTONE DELUXE CHAMPION TIRES-6.70X15- ON WHEELS I WOULD CONSIDER SELLING WITH THE CAR.

    YES, HE CAR DOES HAVE A JACK AND HANDLE, S MANY AVANTI JACKS AND HANDLES DISAPPEARED AS THEY JUST LAYED IN THE TRUNK.

    THE FORTUNATE BUYER RECEIVES ALL THE DOCUMENTATION FOR THE CAR

    I HAVE BEEN AROUND, ORKED ON, ND RESTORED STUDEBAKERS FOR OVER 50 YEARS, ND HAVE KNOWN PEOPLE TO SPEND BETWEEN 50K AND 125K ON RESTORING THEIR AVANTI’S. HERE YOU CAN PURCHASE A RARE ORIGINAL FOR LESS.

    ENJOY THE PICTURES AND CONTACT WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

    On Oct-27-15 at 04:27:13 PDT, eller added the following information:

    There was a question on the seats being black in color. In 1964 all Avanti interiors were a solid color. Fortunately I am a member of Studebaker drivers club and the members supplied me with the answer. Thank you for your help!I also added a picture of the build sheet.


    I remember this car. The interior has been a topic of discussion. The question is whether Betsy had it changed by the dealer when she bought it or if the dealer changed it before it was sold. She had the car until she died and in her collection of papers there were several letters about people including Ed Reynolds wanting to buy the car. It was the literal little old lady in tennis shoes that drove the car maybe a mile away to go to the store. It had 13,000 miles on it. My guess and only a guess, s that Betsy liked getting in and out of the car with the thinner seat back and that is why it was changed. As I say, nly a guess. When she died, got a call from someone handling the estate as to value. I did not put a value on it; suggested they call others and they had decided to place sealed bids on the car. Jim Feddick held back and quietly listened to people talking then at the end of the day placed a bid that was slightly higher than the last bid and won the car. After Jim died, ost track of the car. Anyway, hat is the way the car had seats in it. Hope this helps