Avanti : Studebaker and Beyond


John Hull


Through several owners and five production locations the Avanti has persevered for nearly 45 years to become an endearing icon of advanced automotive design. Rare factory photographs and other materials document the history of this fine automobile.

This photo journey takes us from Avanti’s initial beginnings with Studebaker in 1961 to the end of current production with Avanti Automotive SA de CV -the 2007 models built in Cancun, Mexico.

Eight sections represent the major changes and events under the different ownership reigns. Includes many photos of the original Avanti in the Studebaker factory.