- 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 Want to buy? Contact seller!
1964 Studebaker AVANTIFOR 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.
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
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