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1963 Studebaker Avanti for sale in Local pick-up only

Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Studebaker
Model: Avanti
Type: Coupe
Year: 1963
Mileage: 20621
VIN: 63R2788
Color: Red
Engine size: 289 V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Studebaker Avanti 1963

Here's one of the most beautiful and unique American cars around. And not only is there an instant appeal to owning one of the original Studebaker Avantis, but also this one was restored to be an award-winner. So you're going to love everything from the proper V8 power, to the stylish A/C interior.

The Avanti was the boldest Studebaker to hit the streets. The design was penned by the legendary Raymond Loewy. It was one of this hallmark designs, and made out of fiberglass, which was still revolutionary for its time. That means it was also one of Studebaker's costliest cars. They didn't stay in production long, and so there is always extra value in having a genuine Studebaker Avanti like this. Plus, this example really has pedigree. It's the product of a multi-year restoration by Allen Barth, a valued member of the Studebaker community. Plus, there's over $29,000 in restoration receipts from a professional shop invested in this car over the years. So the result today is a coupe that has an attractive radiance in its special Avanti Red paint. And there's an awesome shine on everything from the form-fitting chrome bumpers, to the full window trim, to the desirable round headlight bezels that signal this is an early model. It's this level of quality that gets you a car that took 1st place in the Avanti class at the Can Am regional meet in 2014.

Just like the exterior, the interior is unique and attractive. This is an awesome triple tone of white, black, and red. These colors were expertly integrated, right down to the black piping on the red carpeting. You can tell that they invested nicely in here, because it has a great retro look, but a far fresh feel. The door panels and dash have the unmistakable look of 1960s cool. And it's complete, right down to the AM radio that's still on display. The tuck and roll appearance of the dash, aircraft-inspired toggle switches, wraparound gauge panel with large speedo and tach are all part of a very classic and cool presentation. And because this is a premium classic, you get all the right features, including power windows and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning.

When it comes to award-worthy cars, the engine bay is never left out of the investment. That's why this looks clean, stock, and powerful. The 289 cubic-inch V8 is a true hardy Studebaker powerplant. This is believed to be the original block still in the car, and the upgraded Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor ensures you get proper power in this sleek coupe. It fires up nicely and runs like a classic that still loves the road. The three-speed automatic transmission is smooth as it feeds the limited-slip rear end. Plus, power steering and power brakes w/discs up front make the kind of classic that's easy to show off near or far.

The sale comes with some great paperwork, like the owner's manual packet, a reproduction window sticker, maintenance records, and service manuals. And even the original A/C compressor comes with the sale, too. This is the rare first-year Avanti that's ready for a discerning owner. Is that you?

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