I have owned 63R1016/63RQ-116 (and was incorrectly titled in CA as 63RQ116) since 5/85. Prior owners were Ed Reynolds-2/85 to 5/85, Gordon Y Mills-8/67 to 2/85 and possibly (unconfirmed, waiting for info from the CA DMV) a Walter M Bacca. 63R1016 was built as Avanti Turquoise/Turquoise,R2/4Speed and was sold on appropriation to the Studebaker PR dept. and shipped to Los Angeles. The shipper is tagged "A Granatelli or S H Egbert". Paxton used the car as a prototype for the R3 (B27)/Powershift setup.
/R2Andy, SDC Forum - 8 July 2013