Studebakers Ugly Duckling
Photographed in September 2018 in Palmer, South Australia
From Studebaker, a company known for gorgeous and interesting cars, the Avanti is.. interesting at best..
Studebaker produced the Avantionly between 1962 and 1963, and marketed it as "America's Only 4 Passenger High-Performance Personal Car".
The Avanti broke 29 records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. No Beauty Prizes though.
Subsequent to Studebaker's discontinuation of the model, a series of five owner arrangements continued manufacture and marketing of the Avanti model.
The Avanti was powered by a 289ci V8 with 240hp, and a Paxton Supercharger was offered as an option.
Around 4.100 Avantis were built.