Bob's Studebaker Resource Website

A partial registry of owners of the Avanti Automobile. Registrants included are members of the Avanti Chat group and other interested parties. No addresses or phone numbers will be included to protect privacy.

4647 Avantis were built by the Studebaker Corporation from June 1962 - December 1963. 1389 models were manufactured in 1962. 3258 units were manufactured in 1963. Of these, 2418 were 1963 models, 30 were transitional, 54 were 1964 models with round headlights and 764 were 1964 models throughout....



Raymond Loewy
Nov 5, 1893 - July 14, 1986

Robert F. Andrews
1937 - April 5, 1991

Tom Kellog
1932- August 14, 2003

John Ebstein
May 14, 1912 - Feb 18, 2005

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The "X" Files

Development of the 1962 Avanti Prototype,
Turning Wheels, November 1999



63 - 64 Monthly Production


66-91 Production


Introduction of the
1963 Studebaker Avanti

(Turning Wheels, June 1992)

The Six Week Wonder

Fred Fox
Turning Wheels, January 1977



Running changes

Production of 1963 R1/R2

R1 - 2,282 / R2 - 1,552


Production of 1964 R1/R2

R1 - 519 / R2 - 281 / R3 - 9 / R4 - 0



The Lancia Loremo

Art Unger, Turning Wheels, December 2007

Ian Fleming with his Avanti

Sporting Motorist 1963


The 1962 Design Study Prototypes

Photos courtesy of Don Jones, Keystone Chapter


    The first Production Studebaker Avanti, serial number 63R1001, was donated to the Harold E. LeMay Museum. R1001 came with the second Avanti engine, supercharged # RS1002.

    Notes:Ref: Service Letter # G-1964-3B, dtd 13 May 1964. SUBJECT: Car Serial Number - Avanti Models. "Effective with Serial Number R-3100 the year designation (63 prefix to the serial number) was removed from the serial number plate.
    After the above serial number all Avanti models are identified only by the letter "R" followed by the serial number."

    NOTE: As said previously, it's been found that quite a few cars are registered, within the States DMV with erroneous year assignments. This could have to do with the fact, that many 63 cars that weren't sold in that model year, were later sold as 64 models.
    Further, when the factory shut down, early (1963)cars that were assigned to the engineering department, for development, were renovated with 64 trim and sold as such.

R-1001 - R-1999
R-2000- R-2999
R-3001 - R-3999
R-4001 - R-4999
R-5001 - R-5653
RQA
RQB
1984 - 91
AVX 1996 -
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EX-2942, The "Due Cento"