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Studebaker Avanti R-4957b

My name is Avanti.

I'm special, not just because I'm a rare car, but because I'm among the most rare. I'm a Paxton supercharged R2 that was specially built to debut at the Beverly Hills Hilton with actress Debbie Reynolds driving me!
I only have 28,662 documented miles on me and I have my original bill of sale along with my ownership records and most of my service records. I don?t have my original owner?s manual but I do have records of my restoration done by Southwest Avanti in 1989.
I look and run nearly as well as the day I was new and the time I was reborn at the hands of Southwest. My 289 CID V8 engine has a Paxton Supercharger that helps me push 290 HP. My automatic transmission is a special high-performance version of the Borg-Warner torque converter cum 3-speed, for smooth riding.
My rich black leather interior will hold you oh so softly. By the way, I do have a little flaw-one minor seam separation on the driver?s rear seat bottom. My body is nearly perfect and is a deep, shiny black with soft rubber seals and gaskets, clear glass and no significant flaws.
I'm nearly flawless inside, outside and underside. I've had three owners; one in Anaheim, one in Kyle, TX and my current owner in Bay City, MI. Each has cared for me like the special gal I am.
I'm fine, fine, fine. And I'm not cheap or easy. I'm looking for a new home and admirer ? someone who understands me and will appreciate me. I'm it and you won?t be disappointed ? EVER!

Hopefully yours,


P.S. Bid on me today before someone else takes me home!