Designed by Raymond Loewy, one of America's premier industrial designers, the Avanti has achieved a near legendary status. Conceived as Studebaker's automotive division's last gasp, the Avanti has lived on for more than 45 years through numerous owners, bankruptcies, and redesigns.
This book tells the entire story from Studebaker's original design and production during the 1963-1964 model years, to the current production facilities in Cancun, Mexico. Included are many original source documents, factory photos, corporate records, advertisements, as well as first hand accounts by the participants that trace the evolution of this fascinating story.
Nice reading but you have to read the book very slow to absord everything.
It covers from the original Studebaker through the Avanti IIs through the years and still being built today - well sort of.
John Hull is an Avanti afficionado who was intimately involved with one of the most recent efforts to revive this marque.
Very thorough book detailing the life story of the classic vehicle, the Avanti. Purchased my first Avanti in December of 2013. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Donn Kaplan
It does take you from inception to the end of the Avanti. It stimulated me enough to join the Avanti club and get their quarterly mag.Published 21 months ago by Lloyd D. Friedman
My product was exactly what I was looking for, as it was a gift for my father. He absolutely loved it! Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by D. George
Once again even though you think you know everything about the Avanti something comes along to enlighten you. Read morePublished on August 31, 2008 by Mark Carson
The Studebaker Avanti ranks right up there with the All Time Great American automobile designs, like the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split window coupe, the 1963 Buick Riviera, and the... Read morePublished on August 20, 2008 by GRH "Ex WHA Jet"