1963 Studebaker Avanti

Picture by Randall.Lohr

  • 1968
  • 12
  • 1
  • February 20, 2014
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18-135
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2, 0,+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes PP5 PS4 NIK Lightroom
Studebaker Avanti


20 Feb 01:28

1963-64 Studebaker Avanti The rakish 1963-64 Studebaker Avanti was among the most daring 1960s American cars, a modern masterpiece with totally unique American styling that even top exotic Italian auto stylists wouldn't attempt to do. The Avanti had advanced safety features, when no U.S. automaker particularly gave a darn about safety. Such features included a built-in roll bar, padded interior and door latches that became structural body members when closed. Performance? An Avanti with a supercharged V-8 was one of the fastest 1960s autos. A supercharged model hit 168 mph, while a modified version reached 196 mph--a staggering speed for a 1960s production street car. Some 29 Bonneville speed records were smashed by a supercharged Avanti. Safety? The Avanti (Italian for "forward") was the first mass-produced fiberglass-body four-passenger American car. It also was the first such car to use caliper-style disc brakes. Sexy? James Bond author Ian Fleming ordered a black Avanti and shipped it to foreign countries he visited outside his native England. Ricky Nelson, the second most popular (behind Elvis) rock and roll singer of the late 1950s and early 1960s, also owned an Avanti (which I drove one evening in the 1980s because it was for sale at a Ft. Lauderdale exotic car dealer). In short, the Avanti was a modern masterpiece. Too bad it didn't last long enough to help the veteran Studebaker Corp. from failing in the United States in late 1963.

20 Feb 01:59

I remember this One quite well Randy and feel in Love with it's Sleek Design. Once had an opportunity to buy a used one back in the 70's but did not have the money at the time. Chrome rims much like the ones on the early Mustangs. Favorite!

20 Feb 04:08

10 Nice and shiny. Excellent mood

20 Feb 04:13

Terrific B&W capture.

20 Feb 09:38

Great shot Randall.

20 Feb 14:17

I like it

20 Feb 15:05


20 Feb 17:21

9 for me

20 Feb 17:46

I like this one in b&W ! and you got a b&w bonus point. So its a 11 !

20 Feb 19:00


20 Feb 19:03

the car looks perfect, the background not so much. so a 9 from me

20 Feb 22:39


26 Feb 18:36

sexy and classic. Classy.

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