1982 Avanti Avanti II Coupe
While the Studebaker company officially became defunct in 1966, a group of Studebaker enthusiasts partnered together to purchase the tooling and manufacturing equipment required to make the Avanti. �Production continued under various company owners all of the way through the early 2000s. �For 1982, the Avanti was built upon a Chevrolet Monte Carlo chassis and featured a fiberglass body. �These are truly unique cars that make for an awesome weekend cruiser.
This 1982 Avanti II comes to us from a consignor that appreciates art, modern design, classic lines and the finer things in life. �An appreciation of the different things in life, and a successful business owner what a perfect fit! �Like driving a piece of sculpture everyday.
In true spirit of� the 60's Avanti, this black fiberglass over Khaki with burl interior accents, presents in good condition. �The fit and finish are straight and a few scratches in the exterior show some encounters with the real world. �Overall the paint is fair and has some faults as well.� Due to fiberglass there is no rust save for the inside of the� chromed spoked 15-inch wire wheels. �Black resin molded bumpers matching the raked at an angle front and rear lighting panels give the car a retro yet futuristic look. �A flat edged front bumper in chrome adds to the look. �The roofline is just sexy to say the least, mainly by making use of the rear curved and bubble glass and a short trunk deck.� Short wrap-around tail lights, a rear luggage rack and another chromed bumper complete the dual exhaust outlet back of the car. �A clean body style, very much like a contemporary minimalist avant garde work of art.�
Khaki leather wraps the high backed front bucket and rear bench seats, as well as the padded swooping contemporary styled dash. �The seats have some tuck and roll for extra support and sport smooth bolsters. �The door panels do not suffer from a lack of leather, with khaki tuck and roll within a frame of smooth uppers and brown carpeted lowers. �A wide armrest is in the center opening of the tuck and roll. as well. �Carpathian exotic polished burl peppers the wrap-around dash center and covers the center shifter console where vertical AC vents and some ball topped sliders are seen. �A padded leather armrest doubles as a handbrake covering and sits directly behind the Seattle space needle styled shift lever. �Thick pile brown carpeting makes the leather stand out even further and is plush enough to go barefoot. �Above is a smooth headliner in leather and a leather wrapped roll bar is seen for extra structural stability. �The steering wheel is a MOMO rally wheel and has a mahogany wood edge within cast billet styled aluminum spokes.
Under the forward flipping hood is a 305ci V8 producing 150hp and is attached to a 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission. This mill is fed by a 2-barrel carburetor.� A 2.72 rear axle is spinning the rear wheels.� All fairly clean in the engine bay.�
Some light surface rust peppers the undercarriage on the suspension and frame and the floorpan tubs are fiberglass and show in black.� Dual glasspack style exhaust are on and front suspension is independent coil springs.� The back is leaf springs and power disc brakes are in front and power drums on back
The car fired right up and off to the test track where it had good performance.� Not neck snapping, but still enough to get the adrenaline going providing a nice smooth ride with good handling.� Braking�was bias free and there were a few areas of concern with the horn not working, the radio silent, the tachometer not operating and the AC not blowing cold.
This resurrected fiberglass version of the Avanti� is art in motion as well as elegance personified. �This automobile includes a pantheon of extra features and is pure rolling style. �A�car that was designed for the potential buyer who believes car building is an art and the driver is showing it to the audience.� It's a win win!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia. This one of a kind building is climate controlled and security monitored and is the ultimate destination for classic and specialty car lovers. The building is located right on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with terrific frontage and exposure. Additionally, this one of a kind building houses one of the finest barn findcollections in the world with over 400 vehicles on display. The facility and grounds have plenty of room for indoor and outdoor automotive related events, car shows, car club meets, ride and drives and more.
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This wonderful facility started life as a clothing outlet mall in 1985 and then evolved into a furniture outlet mall until it closed its doors in 2011. There is a 188 room Holiday Inn with a walk-thru entrance attached to the facility that has a full-service restaurant, lounge, meeting facilities and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel just underwent a $3,000,000 renovation.
With an abundance of car collectors, car clubs and racetracks located within a short distance, this fantastic facility is ideally situated.
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