V6 and V8
manual or automatic
hp, 300 hp, 460 hp
Avanti has had a long and bumpy history which has seen the 'Avanti'
name change hands several times, and production locations and
platforms change just as much.
The original Studebaker Avanti was built between 1962 and 1964.
After Studebaker closed, the Avanti survived in the form of
the Avanti II.
The Avanti II had been saved by two Indiana, USA, based Studebaker
dealerships who bought the tools and moulds to make the car.
The Avanti II was powered by a 5.4 litre Chevrolet V8 and hand
built to order in very small numbers.
In 1982 the Avanti was sold again. The new Avanti was given
a more up to date chassis and suspension, and a convertible
model was also introduced.
In 1986 the Avanti name changed hands again, production was
moved to Ohio, and the cars continued to be sold until 1991.
In 2000 the Avanti appeared yet again (pictured), this time
in Georgia, USA. This time the car was based on a modified Chevrolet
Corvette drivetrain and it featured all the trimmings expected
in a modern American sports car. The new company hopes to sell
around 150 hand made cars each year.
Related external links:
- Avanti Motor Corporation official