1964 Studebaker Avanti R-1 289

Summary:

Mid 60's WOW!!

Faults:

Oil pressure hose.

Battery.

General Comments:

63 1/2 Avanti Low one owner miles when I bought. Third Avanti I have owned. Nothing to say other than it is a time capsule just as it was when new. Starts and runs "like a watch".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd December, 2008

7th Sep 2010, 17:09

It runs like a Studebaker. That's what you say. Here it comes, there it goes. They really don't make cars like the Avanti anymore. And the issue of "Would I buy another car from Studebaker?" is irrelevant since Studebaker exited the car making business over 30 years ago.

3rd Mar 2011, 06:25

Can any real owner comment more on the car? I would like to know how these cars are doing now when they have 50 years of usage on the road. Is it worth it to buy a well preserved Avanti? How is maintenance, etc.? Please write...

5th Jul 2014, 18:29

I'm waiting for them to make a comeback! :)

6th Jul 2014, 16:53

Keep waiting.

As far as buying an Avanti as a daily driver, as impractical as that certainly is, it would make far more sense to buy a restored Avanti II or one of the later iterations from the 1980's - early 90's. Still has most of the original Avanti look with a (more) modern drivetrain and creature comforts.