The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Avanti Avanti. We make the process of selling your Avanti Avanti quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Avanti Avanti is a fastback sports sedan built by the Avanti Motor Company from 1964 to 1981. New owners purchased the company after the deaths of the founders, Altman and Newman. The car design had originated with the Studebaker Avanti, from the early 1960s. It was a unique sports sedan design with a coke bottle shape and wedged shaped nose. It had a slanted back with a wide section of back glass that looked as if it was designed by a fine Italian sports car, paired with uniquely American design elements.
When Studebaker went under, the factory, tooling and leftover parts were bought by a Studebaker dealer and his partner, who were determined to save this unique and important design. They incorporated their new company as the Avanti Motor Corporation. They at first assembled cars from the leftover parts, then switched engines and made only minor design changes. More extensive changes to the design and components came after the founders died and the company was bought out, in 1982, by real-estate developer Stephen H. Blake. He dropped the “II” and renamed the car simply as the “Avanti.”
The Avanti still kept enough of its body design to be recognizable, but it updated its components. For example a 1984 Avanti was powered by a 5.0 L V-8 engine. It used RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a manual 5-speed transmission. Its engine was 305.2 cid, with advertised power of 134.5 kW / 180 hp / 183 PS, and torque of 325 Nm / 240 lb-ft. Top speed was 98 km/h or 123 mph. It had a 0-60 mph time of just 9.8 seconds and a 0-100 km/h of only 10.3 seconds. 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) was just 17.7 seconds.
Even though these were built in small volumes, many survivors still exist because of their well-made, rust-free fiberglass bodies.