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
engine V8
valvetrain OHV
displacement 5367 cc / 327.5 in³
bore 108 mm / 4.25 in
stroke 82.7 mm / 3.26 in
compression 10.5:1
power 223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output 55.9 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 488.1 nm / 360.0 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front brakes Front Disc / Rear Drum
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 38.1 x 19.7 cm / 15.0 x 7.8 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 19.7 cm / 15.0 x 7.8 in
steering Cam & Lever
curb weight 1579 kg / 3481 lbs
wheelbase 2769 mm / 109.0 in
front track 1458 mm / 57.4 in
rear track 1438 mm / 56.6 in
length 4890 mm / 192.5 in
width 1788 mm / 70.4 in
height 1372 mm / 54.0 in
transmission 3-Speed Auto
gear ratios 2.40:1, 1.47:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive 3.54:1
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