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Very nice 1963 Avanti with Paxton supercharger and R3 bonnet carb cover. I own the car about 6 years. I only used it to attend local car shows. The car is very high show quality, not driven in rain. Paint is in excellent condition, only a few paint chips in hood area fron normal road driving. The interior apears to be original light beige. Selling car to reduce my collection and purchase a Dodge Viper.

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1963 Studebaker Avanti R-1 - Upgraded to R-2 Supercharged version specs - Ground up restored - Show Condition-very rare only 3,834 produced

You are bidding on a fully restored from the ground up mint condition Avanti R-1 was upgraded performance wise to a proper R-2 version spec. Paxton Supercharged version with a superb quality of restoration work on one of the finest R-1 1963 Studebaker Avanti’s in the country in like new condition. This is the Avanti you have been waiting to own and it will not disappoint even the most discerning/fussiest collectors with gorgeous show quality urethane paint to its pristine full leather aircraft cockpit designed interior as you can easily see by closely examining the pictures but please try to remember that no matter how beautiful the pictures, they do not do this gem justice. Seeing and driving this incredible machine up close and in person will delight any Avanti lover. Avanti’s were designed by aircraft minded engineers and were built with incredible integrity, design, and precision. They are all hand built automobiles that have aircraft like precision and build quality about them and are a very well thought out classic performance machine built to a higher quality standard that was a cut above other auto makers of their day. If you have been searching for a 1963 Studebaker Avanti with the upgraded R-2 Supercharger, then you owe it to yourself to pay very close attention to the details of this gorgeous Avanti.

The Details;

This Avanti was meticulously and expertly restored with no-expense spared and at a high quality show level. The proper color is Avanti Red and is refinished to perfection with a base/clear urethane over an absolutely laser straight fiberglass factory body. All of the chrome, trim, stainless, emblems, and glass are superb throughout and show beautifully. Correct gorgeous Avanti polished wheels complement the appearance with originality and lovely period styling. The interior can only be described as breathtaking, immaculate, one of the best that you will ever see and absolutely show quality throughout. The undercarriage is immaculate, solid as day 1 and just a delight to examine as you would expect on an Avanti of this quality.

The Mechanicals;

The heart of this Avanti is its believed to be original 289 V-8 that was totally rebuilt at the time of restoration and upgraded to R-2 engine specifications with the addition of a correct Paxton Supercharger installed. This Avanti has tremendous power to the rear wheels and will impress any muscle car enthusiast. It runs out 100% like new and has no known issues. Mated to a fully automatic transmission, power steering and power disc front brakes. This Avanti is an amazing automobile to drive with superb road characteristics, excellent handling and performance that were world class in its day and sill remarkable 43 years later. This Avanti had all its mechanical systems completely gone through at the time of restoration with a proper rebuilt and have 100% turn-key operation with no known issues.

The Options 1963 Avanti R-1;

* Full R-2 upgraded Paxton Supercharger
* Original 289 V-8 OHV Bore 3.56” Stroke 3.52” displacement 289ci standard compression
10.25 to 1 upgraded supercharged compression 9 to 1
* Power brakes disc front 11.5” drum rear 11.0
* 3-speed automatic transmission
* Power steering
* Tinted glass
* Full leather interior
* Factory polished alloy wheels
* Original radio
* And so much more…

Recent work includes all new brakes, new rear main crank seal, oil-pan gasket, and new correct battery.
Here is a totally restored to factory original specifications R-1 Avanti upgraded to R-2 supercharger performance specifications in museum quality condition, a very rare automobile with only 3.834 hand built Studebaker Avanti’s produced in 1963 and a mere 809 in 1964 over the course of only a 2 year Studebaker production before Studebaker shut down production of automobiles in Studebaker’s South Bend Facilities. Hence a very rare Studebaker produced Avanti in showroom turn-key restored condition. This is an ultimate sacrifice sale by its long time private collector. This is an exclusive 10 day eBay auction. Please be assured that this car has been accurately described so bid with ultimate confidence. Thank you for your sincere interest and good luck to all bidders.
Terms of Sale:

Need to have a deposit of 10% of purchased price within 72 hours of end of auction. Balance due within 5 business days of end of auction acceptable forms of payment are wire transfer, cashiers check (U.S. Bank only), or cash. Funds must clear prior to shipment vehicle. Seller reserves the right to reject anyone with no feedback or negative feedback. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time. Do not bid on this car unless you are prepared to complete the transaction. Buyer will pay all shipping costs also, car is being sold as is, where is condition with no warranties implied or expressed! All inspections of vehicle must be done prior to end of auction.