1977 Avanti II

Launched in 1962, the Avanti was built using the chassis from the Studebaker Lark. It had a body built of fiberglass that impressed the public with its unique and confident appearance. Due to a slow production run, demand for car was low, and the car lost the millions of dollars for both Avanti and Studebaker. The company died and was picked up by Nate Atlman a Studebaker dealer, he produced the Avanti II which was produced up to 150 units.

In Detail

price $$6 041 USD
engineV8
valvetrainOHV
displacement5367 cc / 327.5 in³
bore108 mm / 4.25 in
stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in
compression10.5:1
power223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output55.9 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque488.1 nm / 360.0 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front brakesFront Disc / Rear Drum
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 38.1 x 19.7 cm / 15.0 x 7.8 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 19.7 cm / 15.0 x 7.8 in
steeringCam & Lever
curb weight1579 kg / 3481 lbs
wheelbase2769 mm / 109.0 in
front track1458 mm / 57.4 in
rear track1438 mm / 56.6 in
length4890 mm / 192.5 in
width1788 mm / 70.4 in
height1372 mm / 54.0 in
transmission3-Speed Auto
gear ratios2.40:1, 1.47:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive3.54:1
top speed~201.2 kph / 125.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~8.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph~24.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~17.5 seconds

Auction Sales History

1977 Avanti II

1963 Studebaker Avanti R2 63R 1004 – sold for $74,800 The Fourth Avanti Produced. Original Paxton-Supercharged Example. Benchmark Raymond Loewy Mid-Century Concept. Concours-Level Restoration by Marque Experts. Accompanied by Factory Build Documents.
Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company