Moving Car

Studebaker Avanti 1963-1965 & Avanti II 1965 and beyond

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Studebaker Avanti Avanti II
Studebaker Avanti Avanti
Studebaker Avanti Rear Studebaker Avanti Front
Studebaker Avanti Engine

Studebaker Avanti (1963-1965)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
115-130 (depending on source)
0-60 mph
8-10 (depending on source)
1/4 mile
16.5-17.5 (depending on source)
BHP
240
Engine capacity CC/CU
4737/289
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
192.4
Width (in)
70.4
Height (in)
53.9

Additional Info: The original Studebaker Avanti could be ordered with single or quad carburettors or even a supercharger. The supercharged version used a Paxton supercharger developing 290bhp and was called the Avanti R2 with a 0-60 of around 7.3 secs. Other high performance versions were built as experiments, called the R3 (supercharged with 335bhp), R4 (normally aspirated with 280bhp) and R5 (2 superchargers puttng out 575bhp).

 

Avanti II (1965-1969)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
125
0-60 mph
7.5-8.8 (depending on source)
1/4 mile
15.5-17.5 (depending on source)
BHP
300 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
360-380 @3200rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
5354/327
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
192.5
Width (in)
70.4
Height (in)
54

Additional Info: The 4 speed manual cars are quicker to 60 and down the 1/4 mile. The Avanti II was built from 1965 by Leo Newman and Nathan Altman after buying the name, tooling and production rights from Studebaker. The 289cu was replaced by the 327cu engine from the Corvette, which was then replaced by a 350cu engine (195-270bhp) in 1969, then by a 400cu (180bhp) engine and then finally by a 305cu engine (155-190bhp). The Avanti II has had many changes made to it throughout its history with various owners having come and gone who built numerous prototypes and some production continuation models along the way.