Two options: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

The puzzled look you see in the photo is that of the nose of a Studebaker Avanti R2, the most powerful version of this family of American cars.

This was in fact a car conceived in a very modern way: a sporty-looking coupe, capable of carrying four people even for long journeys but at the same powerful thanks to its V8 289 c.i. fed by a Paxton supercharger, capable of producing 289 hp: in 1963 the European cars with these power levels were only racing ones.

The car in this article was purchased in the USA and imported to the Netherlands as you see it: a survivor with an extraordinary patina, thanks also to the fiberglass body. In addition to its original engine, it is also equipped with a four-speed gearbox, always appreciated by European collectors. The seller says the car runs and drives without problems, and that the future owner can choose whether to keep it as it is or restore it. Find it for sale at €32,500 (today $39,000) here in Brummen, Netherlands.


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