This is an incredibly rare, right drive Studebaker Champion that has spent most of its life in South Africa, coming to the UK for the first time in 1989. The model is a very interesting design by Raymond Loewy who was famous for designing the original Coca Cola bottle. The car is styled with sculptured steel, was very innovative and dynamic for its day and featured flat floor entry (accommodate hat wearers), ladies peddles (easy to use with heels) and ultra light steering. Further interesting features included hill holding brakes, easy shift gears and rare flight style instruments with futuristic coloured display speedometer. We are told this is the only example known in Europe and is an ideal collector’s piece that can also be driven and used regularly with confidence. This very well presented car retains most of its original interior. We believe just the front seat base has ever been replaced and therefore shows the Studebaker has never led a hard life. The dashboard is fabulous, the upholstery has aged very well and the car is spacious and very comfortable. It is clear from the strong structure the car has been dry for most of its life. The underside is rock solid, the bodywork
259 ci 185 hp V-8, automatic transmission, power steering, power front disc brakes. This extremely solid Southwestern car has undergone a recent body off restoration with great attention to detail. The panel gaps and fit of doors is superb. Appears to be all original factory installed sheet metal The glass smooth 2 stage paint in the classic 50s Black and White compliment the design genius of Raymond Loewy, the man behind this car's legendary speedster profile. Every piece of chrome has been replated or polished to perfection. The interior has also been completely redone in the original style with correct materials. Discreetly installed Pioneer custom AM-FM CD player sound system with factory AM radio in the sparkling original dash. This car is truly stunning from every angle with no disappointments. Priced near restoration cost. $36,900.00
(SOLD) Factory produced as an R2 supercharged car, this 1963 Avanti from the Verde Collection is one of a handful sold with the dealer-installed R3 package rated at 335 HP. Ron and Fran acquired this Studebaker from the estate of the original owner before fully restoring the car. The first American production car to feature power-assisted front disc brakes, it also offers a 3-speed automatic transmission, power windows, an attractive leather bucket seat interior and factory chrome wheel covers.