Studebaker Avanti Review

1964 Studebaker Avanti R-1 289 from North America

Model year1964
Year of manufacture1963
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 289 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired18490 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles

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...

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 1 review