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1963 Studebaker Avanti Supercharged
1963 Studebaker Avanti Supercharged
1963 Studebaker Avanti Supercharged
1963 Studebaker Avanti Supercharged
1963 Studebaker Avanti Supercharged
 

1963 Studebaker Avanti Supercharged

Manufacturer: Automodello
SKU: AM43-STU-AVA-GM
Unit of Measure: 1
Price: $119.95
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Exterior Color: Avanti Gold Metallic
Scale: 1:43
1960's: 1963
Brand: Studebaker
Status: New Arrivals
In Stock: Yes
Diecasm Payment Plan: Eligible
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Year: 1963
Exterior: Avanti Gold Metallic
Limited Edition: 499
Automodello Official Release Date: March 14th 2014

The car's design theme is the result of sketches Sherwood Egbert "doodled" on a jet-plane flight west from Chicago 37 days after becoming president of Studebaker in February, 1961." Designed by Raymond Loewy's team of Tom Kellogg, Bob Andrews and John Ebstein on a 40-day crash program, the Avanti featured a radical fiberglass body design mounted on a modified Studebaker Lark Daytona 109-inch convertible chassis with a modified 289 Hawk engine. The car was fitted with front disc-brakes which were British Dunlop designed units, made under license by Bendix, "the first American production model to offer them." A Paxton supercharger was offered as an option. The plan was to build the car bodies at Molded Fibreglass Body Co., at Ashtabula, Ohio, the same company that built the fibreglass panels for the Chevrolet Corvette back in 1953. Studebaker planned to sell 20,000 Avantis in 1962, but could build only 1,200.
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