For sale at auction: Lot #61.1 - Built at the direction of Studebakers then President Sherwood Egbert, the Avanti Coupe was manufactured between June 1962 and December 1963. After the demise of Studebaker, the Avanti would go on to gain iconic status with enthusiasts, and underwent ongoing custom production by a succession of entrepreneurs. After the closure of Studebaker's factory on 20 December 1963, the Avanti model name, tooling and plant space were sold to two South Bend Studebaker dealers, Nate Altman and Leo Newman, who hand-built small numbers of cars. They introduced a slightly modified version of the car in 1965 under the brand name "Avanti II" which initially had a 327 ci. (5.4 L) Chevrolet Corvette engine. This evolved to the 350, the 400 and, finally the 305. All Avanti 11's were built on leftover Studebaker chassis until 1987. This particular car is one of the last built on the original Studebaker chassis still with it's original owner as delivered from the factory in 1983. It is offered today with all it's paperwork including original factory Bill of Sale, Window Sticker, and Warranty Card. This is an extremely rare opportunity to own a stunning original example of this legendary automobile. The Naples Florida Avanti dealer custom ordered. This his last Avanti as a dealer. He has never sold it. It is a new 1983 automobile.