Comments - Unique of the Week: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Published: Nov 24, 2012
Description: While Cadillac and Lincoln built mammoth "personal luxury coupes" in the Seventies, other automakers such as Studebaker took a different approach to the segment only a decade or so earlier. ...
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Brian Johnston Nov 25, 2012
It i ugly but in 1963 it set a bunch of bonneville lands speed world records that still stood for years after.
Matt Piccolo Nov 24, 2012
.... Ummmm.... Ok?
Ryan Patrick Clauson Nov 24, 2012
I did work on a 1970, quite possibly the ugliest car
Drew Humphrey Nov 24, 2012
The front looks like a misshapen Camaro.
Reese Fenske Nov 24, 2012
always loved these
Dustin Whisner Nov 24, 2012
Saw one of these at a car show once but had no clue what the hell it was
Jommel Marcella Nov 24, 2012
WTF?
Description: Studebaker, yet another old name for those familiar with their American automaker history, launched the Avanti in 1962 and it unfortunately only stayed on the market until the end of the 1963, due to ...
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Description: He took his doodles back to Raymond Loewy, the famous French-American designer whose firm had done work for Studebaker in the past, specifically during World War II. Only now he was charged with bring...
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Ian Voegtlin-Potter Nov 24, 2012
Cool car, wish i could buy one!
Benjamin McCormick Nov 24, 2012
Such an amazingly odd little car. Love it.
Adenis KalashNikov Ruci Nov 24, 2012
Rear looks classy. But what the hell happened at the front?!
Description: Power came from a 4.7-liter 240 horsepower V8 mated to a four-speed slushbox. It had its debut at the 1962 New York Auto Show and was generally well received for its unconventional and daring design. ...
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Description: The current owner has had it for four years and has done some major restoration work, specifically to the interior which has been redone in the original Turquoise color. It also features a new headlin...
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Lee Gardner Nov 24, 2012
Ain't it cute
Jordan Jackson Nov 25, 2012
@Owen: look really close at the front bumper and you can see the opening for the cooling fan, it hard to see due to the bumper being chrome tho
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 24, 2012
Looks really weird.
Dave Hynes Nov 24, 2012
The rad was just below the chrome bumper
Franklin Lopez Nov 24, 2012
Kinda reminds me of Wall-E
Chris Gaines Nov 24, 2012
pretty much any car with the name written on the front has something wrong with it
Ben Norton Nov 24, 2012
Owen I believe they suck a lot of air up from underneath, so it's probably not a huge difference
Daniel Levy Nov 24, 2012
I like it actually if some good designers modernized the front i think it could have a chance
Owen Tiernan Nov 24, 2012
I always wonder how hot that engine gets in cars like this with very little airflow.
Lee Gardner Nov 24, 2012
Performance transmission?
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 24, 2012
The seats look very nice, just the color is not that great.