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2019 Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction

1963 Studebaker Avanti

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LOT #: 534
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YEAR: 1963
MAKE: Studebaker
MODEL: Avanti
STYLE: 2 Door
TRANS: Automatic
COLOR: White


  • Personal luxury coupe by Studebaker June 1962-December 1963
  • Marketed as "America's only 4 passenger high performance car"
  • Offered combined safety-high speed
  • Broke 29 records at Bonneville Salt Flats
  • 289 ci 4.7L 240 HP engine--3 speed automatic transmission
  • Complex body shape-exterior panels by Molded Fiberglass Body (MFB)-same company as 1953 Corvette
  • Front Disc brakes-designed by British Dunlap-first American production
  • First "bottom breather design"--air enters from under hood rather than conventional grille
  • Paxon supercharger offered as option
  • Introduced 1962-New York International Show & Stockholders' Meeting
  • First Owner of Avanti-Roger Ward-winner of 1962 Indy 500
  • 1962-1,200 Avantis built
  • 1963-fewer than 4,600 built
  • 1963 Avanti factory closed
  • This Avanti-wonderful condition
  • Everything works

Auction Details

DATE: August 8th-10th 2019
Reno/Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia St
Reno, NV

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