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Introducing the 1963 Studebaker Avanti

This SCREAMS the 60s

When these Avanti cars by Studebaker were first introduced in the 1963 model year I was blown away even as a youngster. I was always interested in cars but at that time I was also just starting to learn to drive and I soaked in everything I could about the new cars.

My family lived in the country on the main highway. For years I while I was outside playing in the summer I would occasionally hear the roar of an engine like nothing else. I would stop and go to the edge of the road and it would always be the same car, a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk, supercharged. I loved that sound.

Then, when the Avanti came out that driver traded in his Hawk and now roared by in his new supercharged steed! Not even a Corvette could stop me like the sound of that Avanti. I promised myself one someday but I have been through a lot of cars including several Hawks but still looking for that Avanti. This video is a little long but very interesting. Next we will give you a Road Test!

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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  1. Hello,

    I once owned a 1963 R2. It was a solid feeling car compared to the Corvette of the same or even later era. While the video was interesting, it suddenly ended as if more were available.

  2. this car is going to auction in the next month it is all there and might even run,all parts are there seats aare shot no rust that i could see.paint needs work on hood but really could be fixed..need to be 29 years younger!!!!!!

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