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- Sand Grey
- Seller: StreetsideNashville
- Phone: 615-930-0600
Iconic styling meets reliable components - that's why you want an Avanti II. And this rare 1984 example is preserved, loaded, and is absolutely interesting. So it's amazing you can get such a distinct coupe offered at an affordable price.
The Avanti was the boldest Studebaker to hit the streets, but it was also one of their costliest cars. The initial production only lived a few years, but there were a select few who understood the significance of the car penned by the legendary Raymond Loewy. They kept it going with small-batch, handcrafted coupes like this Avanti II. It makes for a car that is part of a rich history of a dream that was too beautiful to die. As you look through this example, you will find a car that reflects its period while still getting the right investments to keep its luxury image. The Sand Gray paint is a later application that still keeps the right 1980s attitude. It has the right touches of aged-in in style to almost look factory, and on a fiberglass car, that means you're not looking for panel corrosion. The fiberglass construction was also key to the Avanti's artistic blend of crisp lines and gentle curves. So it's great to see them on display so cleanly - including the hallmark flat front end and offset cowl of the hood. Wire wheels, color-matched bumpers, and full-length pinstriping are all part of the details that make this such a premium classic.
The interior shows off even more of this car's thoughtful style. The red pinstripe of the outside is a preview of all the deep red you'll see inside. And nice beige inserts harmonize with the exterior paint as it's used to accent the door panels and seats. There are great classic details, like the toggle switches and working courtesy light. And the low odometer is believed to represent the full actual mileage. As a hand-built luxury coupe, this came with a long list of desirable features, like power windows, power locks, and a sunroof. The air conditioning has even been upgraded to R134a refrigerant, but it will need servicing to blow cold again. And the radio is now an AM/FM/CD unit with hands-free Bluetooth hidden in the glovebox. A well-bolstered bucket seat, Nardi sports steering wheel, and cool Avanti gauges are all there to remind you that this was always made to be a driver's car.
While this car was built in South Bend - just like the best Studebakers - the Avanti II motor is a High Output Chevy 305 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor on top. So it's iconic styling on the outside, but the mechanical side of this classic is robust and easy to maintain. In fact, since this is the setup borrowed from the Monte Carlo of this era, you get the same kind of torque-filled and easy-driving nature as that personal luxury coupe. Plus, with power steering, power brakes, front discs, and four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, this one really does have all the right ingredients to be a great anytime classic.
Complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records, it's amazing you can get this much distinction for an obtainable price. So don't miss out on a special Avanti II. Call today!!!