1983 Avanti

RQB #3673 (total Avanti Production 8,077)

1 of 3 out of 276 built in 1983 with this color scheme

20th Anniversary year

Car has all options available from factory

V8, AT, PS, Cruise, Tilt, AC, Moonroof, Recaro seats, Blaupunkt Radio

Original Wire Wheels and Tires in storage

49800 miles

Garage kept, never driven in rain

Original build sheet was kept

Car was featured on 1983 brochure pamphlet



Inspected in 6/02

Recent Repairs:            Front Brake Cylinder replacements/pads

                                    Rear Brake pads

                                    New Rear exhaust (cat-back)

                                    New U-joints

                                    Sunroof Reseal done 12/98


This car was a driverís car not a show car. Although, with minor paint, leather, and woodwork this car could be a great show car. My father was the 3rd owner of this beautiful car, he purchased it on 9/1/90 and it had 33k miles. There were 2 previous owners, the original owner was in Florida and sold the car with 22k miles on it to another gentleman here in PA.  

My father was a complete Avanti enthusiast, collecting as much literature on the car as possible and researching this car all the way back to the production line. He grew up with his father owning a garage and knew his way around the engine, thus he did quite a bit of the work himself. Any mechanical work since 9/89 has been kept on record. Towards the late 90ís my father had been having some health problems that kept him from driving the car very often, only 2000 local miles have been driven since 1998. The car was only driven in the spring/summer and was taken to local car shows, cruise nights, ect where it of course, always draws attention. The original wheels/tires have been kept on display in our garage. My father passed away 10/02, and although this car is a limited production and very unique and well cared for, I do not have the dedication that a true Avanti owner should.  

After the recent repairs and having a well known restoration expert researching what this vehicle should sell for, the asking price will be $17,900.

Ron Schwartz, 610.390.9822, Northampton, PA  ron@virtualron.com


Profile of this beautiful car, color is classified as tahitian red, also noted as autumn maple firemist.

Sleek lines down the drivers side of the car

it's just got one of those front ends that makes people say "what the hell is that"

it's a mean looking beast from the front

Interior center console with Italian Ash Wood Veneer

Rear of the car

Drivers side engine bay, updated with chrome valve covers and air filter

view from the passenger side engine bay

hoodliner is original and intact very well

Nardi Steering wheet

passengers side view

Drivers side Reacaro seat, primarily was driven with a seatcover on, there are some wear spots on the leather and a 4" crack on the front right corner of the seat

Passengers side Recaro Seat, very slight wear

rear seats and back deck lid look real good, there are some slight wear scuffs on the rear seat

a view of the passengers side interior with the Dark Rust Leather and Philadelphia Velvet Mood Firefly carpet

Immaculate trunk and carpet

Power moonroof, fully operational...did have a leak that resulted in a full restoration of the moonroof frame in 1998

Overhead console buttons

Original wheels were kept in storage since purchase in 1990

Drivers side wheel well above tire does have a 1" crack

This passengers side front fender is is great condition, a tiny hair sized crack is found directly above the wheel.

This is the brochure released in late 1983 where the bottom right picture is the interior of this car. This was found out from speaking to various sources when the car was first purchased.

the original build sheet for this car