1984 AVANTI TOURING COUPE - 1 of 50! Hagerty Condition Code 3!

1984 Studebaker Avanti Tour

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
SubModel: Avanti Tour
Type: Coupe
Year: 1984
Mileage: 41670
VIN: 12AAV1235E1003863
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Schererville, Indiana, United States
Extras
Power Locks
Sunroof
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Description for Studebaker 1984

Fully loaded, ce cold A/C (converted to R134), ooks & runs great, ow mileage, o accidents, erformance tires, ower everything, ery clean interior! This 1984 Avanti Coupe is one of the first 50 cars built by Steve Blake in 1984, esignated as a Touring Coupe and only 12 were built in white. Body is fiberglass. It features the forward “rake” of the Studebaker Avanti, lack out trim, estern BBS wheels with high performance tires, nd two-tone Recaro C-Seats. As with all original Touring Coupes, his vehicle features the steering wheel which was etched with the signature of Zora Arkus Duntov, ldquo;father” of the Corvette.The Touring coupes were powered by a Chevy 305 V8 and a 4-Speed Automatic transmission w/Overdrive. This vehicle has nearly every factory option: Power moonroof (that does not leak), ull hand-crafted leather interior, lack aluminum dash/panels, imited-edition cast aluminum wheels, tc. Everything works, hough some minor paint touch-ups are needed. This particular car was one of a very few chosen to participate in the Avanti Timeline Exhibit of significant Avanti’s produced, elebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Avanti, t the Studebaker National Meet in 2012.Owner has original letter (addressed to them) and brochure from the Avanti Motor Corporation dated January 3, 984 and signed by Stephen H. Blake, hairman and CEO of Avanti. Factory build sheet and Owner’s Manual also present.The original 50 Touring Coupes listed at an MSRP of $36,995 when first sold and this one has a clean, ccident-free title. The white Touring Coupe was featured on page 60 of John Hull's book “Avanti, tudebaker and Beyond”. It was also presented at the Chicago Motor Show in 1984.Speaking of condition and values… The Hagerty Price Report hits the 1984 Avanti Touring Coupe at an average price of $16,028. The Condition Code 2 vehicles are valued at $23,200 and Condition Code 3 vehicles at $15,800. We are assessing this vehicle as CC3 and it is priced accordingly. It’s a good, onest car. If you are looking for a Concours level Avanti… this would need to have the paint refreshed.Avanti - its name means “forward” in Italian. The history...In the spring of 1961, herwood Egbert, he new president of Studebaker, ired Raymond Loewy to revitalize the Studebaker public image by designing a radical luxury sport coupe. Loewy agreed to take on the job, espite the rush schedule. He recruited a design team consisting of experienced designers and former Loewy employees, ohn Ebstein and Robert Andrews, s well as Tom Kellogg, young student from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The team gathered in Palm Springs and sequestered themselves in a house leased solely for the purpose of developing the new car design.The Studebaker board approved the concept and the Avanti went into production a few months later. It was a Studebaker for less than two model years then continued as the Avanti II until 1983 and later on simply as the Avanti.As with other post-war Studebakers, he comparably exotic Avanti is also blessed with a devoted fan base and a number of active clubs, oth brand-inclusive and Avanti-exclusive, ho strongly support Avanti owners and provide great parts and service resources.

Hog troughs and rear frame cross-member are solid and have been treated with POR-15. Car came out of long-term storage in 2009. Carburetor was rebuilt, adiator re-cored, uel pump replaced and necessary issues with fuel lines and fuel tank addressed. Master cylinder was replaced in 2012 with correct parts from Nostalgic Motor Cars. Right side muffler was replaced this year.

Speaking of condition and values… The Hagerty Price Report hits the 1984 Avanti Touring Coupe at an average price of $16,028. The Condition Code 2 vehicles are valued at $23,200 and Condition Code 3 vehicles at $15,800. We are assessing this vehicle as CC3 and it is priced accordingly. It’s a good, onest car.

Those that know GM 305 engines realize that most have a front seal that seeps below the timing chain and that the rear main also seeps. This engine is no exception. It runs well and should be no cause for alarm. Those that know Avanti’s realize the power steering pumps are notorious for seeping and again this vehicle is no exception. Normal condition for a 31-year old Avanti.