1964 Studebaker Avanti R2 Teal Blue Metallic

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Description

This particular Avanti R2 is an excellent example of what the factory was capable of and received a high-quality restoration at some point. Showing to be a late-production, numbers-matching car shipped from the factory in October of 1963, it is titled as a 1964 and wears the square headlight bezels defining that year. The P6432 Turquoise paint on the fiberglass body is from the original color pallet but is new since the restoration. The chrome bumpers and stainless trim are in great shape, as is the factory glass. A third brake light has been added for extra safety, as has LED taillights.

Under the reverse-hinged hood hides the secret to its speed records — a supercharged, numbers-matching 289ci V8 (bored to 305ci during the rebuild). One can't miss the beautiful orange belt-driven Paxton R2 model supercharger snaking its way across the top of the engine shoving air into the chrome carburetor hat. This combination was said to produce 290hp in its day, giving it excellent acceleration while still allowing low rpm cruising. The chassis features an independent front suspension with a leaf-spring rear suspension, which works well in combination with the Dana 44 differential (3.73:1 ratio). Paired with a TCI-built GM 200R4 four-speed-overdrive automatic and a custom aluminum driveshaft, it shifts smoothly and effortlessly. Getting the car slowed is a set of power disc brakes on all four corners. One can also note the factory dual exhaust pipes exiting the tail. You won't have any problem driving this car; it gets 18.1mpg on 87-octane fuel!

The interior is dripping with midcentury modern styling, featuring four slim-section vinyl bucket seats with an aircraft-style wraparound wood-veneered control panel. The Avanti Dash features a padded tuck-and-roll stitched vinyl with a neat little feature of a vanity mirror in the glove compartment for your passenger. To not molest the original dash, the previous owner added a Pioneer CD stereo on the passenger side, which can be removed easily for purists. The chrome and stainless center console shows a little age near the Avanti name but still shows well. It has a small but groovy gearshift lever, with air control levers that match the same ball-on-stem theme. The contrasting black carpet really makes the turquoise vinyl pop while drawing your attention to the wood steering wheel and gauge cluster. It is '60s styling at it's best with attention to detail on handles, latches, and levers.

Attributes

Make Studebaker
Model Avanti R2
Year 1964
Mileage 11,897
Engine 289ci
Interior Color Teal
Exterior Color Teal Blue Metallic
Transmission Automatic
Number of Cylinders 8
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) R5388
Fuel Type Gasoline

$ 13700.00