This 1985 Avanti II is an excellent original example that's ready for straightforward recommissioning. Dark blue with ivory interior. It runs and drives but should be properly serviced prior to road use. The paint is also old and needs attention at this time. A very straight, solid, and honest car overall with a lot of potential. Studebaker only produced its Corvette-fighting Avanti sports coupe for two years before the car's South Bend, Indiana assembly plant closed in 1963. For many cars, this would have been the end of the line, but in fact, this design and the Avanti name were resurrected in 1965 through 1985 as the Avanti II and from 1986 through 2006 as the Avanti. Marking the end of the line for the original Studebaker-based model, this 1985 Avanti II has survived. The four-seater coupe has a sporty feel inside with heavily bolstered bucket seats, and a dash design that carries over from the original, factory-built Avanti. The best part of the Avanti II is its throwback design that is practically identical to Studebaker's original car. Equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 and 700R4 automatic transmission sourced from the Camaro Z28 of the era, the Avanti's power was impressive for the time. If you're in the market for a cool-looking classic to add to your collection, this Avanti II is the perfect car.
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