1963 Studebaker AvantiEmail Send Email
1963 Studebaker AvantiEmail Send Email
Body Type:2-Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
Engine:289 CID, 90-Degree V8; Single 4-BBL Carburetor (Normally Aspirated)
Exterior Color:Avanti White
Interior:Fawn and Red with Red and Black Carpeting
Transmission:Manual Shift, 4-Speed, Floor Mounted
Comment:Rare '63 Avanti with 4 speed - Two previous owners


Original Base Price: $5980.00
Number Produced: 4647
Wheelbase: 109-Inches
Track, Front: 57.4-Inches
Track, Rear: 56.6-Inches
Length: 192.5-Inches
Curb Weight: 3195-Pounds
Engine: 90-Degree V8
Displacement: 289-cid
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
BHP (Brake Horsepower): 240
Carburetor: 4-BBL, Carter
Transmission: Warner, 4-Speed Manual (2.54:1 First Gear)
Differential: Live Hypoid with 3.7:1 (Posi-Traction was Optional)
Front Suspension: Independent Coil Springs
Rear Suspension: Leaf Springs with Solid Rear Axle
Brakes: Hydraulic Drum, 4-Wheel
Front Brakes: 11-Inch, Drum
Rear Brakes: 11-Inch Drum
Ignition: Dual-Point Distributor and Coil
Battery: 12-Volt
Tire Size: 235/55R16 mounted on Aftermarket Mag Wheels
Fuel Capacity: 21-Gallons (Premium Recommended)
Oil Capacity: 5-Quarts
Cooling System: 17-Quarts (18-Quarts with Heater)


The Studebaker Avanti is a personal, luxury sports coupe and was marketed as a “America’s only four-passenger, high-performance personal car. It was developed at the direction of Sherwood Egbert, then President of Studebaker. The design theme of the Studebaker started out as a “doodle” penned on a flight from Chicago after being appointed president after only 37 days. The Avanti was designed as a Fiberglass body mounted to the frame of a modified Studebaker Lark Daytona; the Daytona featured a 109-inch wheelbase, convertible chassis powered by a 289-cid “Hawk” engine. An unusual feature in 1963 was the use of British Dunlop designed front disc-brakes made under license to Bendix Corporation. The front end design of the Avanti was known as a “Bottom Breather”. Instead of air entering through a front grill, it was redirected under the front of the vehicle then through the radiator.