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1963 Studebaker R2 Supercharged Avanti

V8 - 4 Speed Manual - Stunning Restoration

Lot # 1874
Location Depew, NY 14043
Seller Dealer
4 Speed Manual
Sold For: $44,500 Questions



This 1963 Studebaker Avanti is one of 1,833 R2 variants produced for the 1963 and 1964 model years and is powered by a V8 linked to a four-speed manual transmission. The car has been refinished in a bronze metallic paint over beige upholstery, and additional equipment includes 15″ Torq Thrust-style wheels, power-assisted steering and front disc brakes, a dual exhaust system, and a Studebaker push-button radio. The car was refurbished under prior ownership and was acquired by the selling dealer in March 2023. This Avanti is now offered by the selling dealer in New York with spare and removed parts, a fire extinguisher, an emergency jack, related literature, an Owner’s Guide, service records, and a clean Pennsylvania title.

The fiberglass body was refinished in a bronze metallic paint under prior ownership, and exterior details include chrome bumpers, “Supercharged” fender badging, a driver-side mirror, and dual polished exhaust outlets. Scratches and paint chips are depicted in the photo gallery below as well as close-up images detailing lighting, badging, and trim.

Torq Thrust-style 15″ wheels are finished in gray with bright lips and are mounted with 225/75 Cornell 1000 front- and 255/60 Futura rear tires. The car is equipped with power steering and braking is handled by power-assisted front discs and rear drums

The cabin features front bucket seats and a rear bench trimmed in beige upholstery along with a color-coordinated dash covering, door panels, and center console. Appointments include hand-crank side windows, lap belts, an ashtray, beige Avanti-branded floor mats, and a Studebaker push-button radio. Wear is present on the headliner and rear trim panels.

The two-spoke steering wheel fronts Stewart Warner instrumentation that includes a 160-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 3,800 miles and true mileage is unknown.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission.

Documentation accompanying the car includes related literature, a Studebaker Owner’s Guide, and service records that are said to date back to 1974.

The Pennsylvania title carries an “Antique” brand.


1963 R2 Supercharged Avanti


1963 R2 Supercharged Avanti


1963 R2 Supercharged Avanti


1963 R2 Supercharged Avanti




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Ended On: 01/19/2024 at 6:22 pm EST


Result: Sold for $44,500
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Item condition: New

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Highest bidder was: a**********s

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
a**********s 01/18/2024 11:45 am EST $35,000
k*******5 01/13/2024 11:01 am EST $34,000
k*******5 01/12/2024 10:51 am EST $31,000
Auction started 01/19/2024 3:00 pm EST
  • BasilClassicCars says:

    winner bidder is not being held responsible for winning bid due to misinformation within the ad. The ad is being edited to reflect the auction findings, sorry for inconvenience to everyone

  • BasilClassicCars says:

    While we know the vehicle does not have original motor, does not take away from the uniqueness and performance as demonstrated in the attached video. True original vehicles are doing in the 75 range while this vehicle is in similar condition we do not expect that number out of it. Best of luck to all bidders on it!

  • avantifan says:

    Saying this car was restored to original condition, except for the color change is a gross misrepresentation- not cool! The motor in the car now is not even an Avanti motor. Although it was built up to look like one, it could have serious mechanical issues when combined with a supercharger it wasn’t designed for. And that’s not the only non-original item – see its recent Bring a Trailer auction for more information. always best to be transparent and honest – thanks!

  • Florida24 says:

    On Bring A Trailer this car had a non numbers matching engine and even an overwhelming possibility it’s not an R2 engine at all. What has changed and how.

  • ACC Auctions says:

    Photos of the undercarriage are now at the end of the photo gallery

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