By: Brooklands Books .
This book traces the development of Studebaker's Avanti from its 1962 introduction. Designed to be a four-seater muscle car and sporty "personal" car it used fibreglass because there was not a single straight line on the body. They used a 289 V8 from 1951 hotted up. Later the R2 engine was supercharged putting out close to 300bhp. Unfortunately sales did not match expectations and production ceased in 1964. Production was taken up by an erstwhile dealer using a Chevy V8 engine who continued until 1982. The company passed though several other hands until finally ceasing production in 1991.
It consists of contemporary road tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, buyer's guides, design, driving impressions.
Models covered include:
R1, R2, R3 and Avanti II in Coupe and Convertible forms.