An absolutely exceptional example of this mostly all original and stock Avanti R2 Supercharged 289/289HP 4BBL V8 2-door coupe with 9:1 compression ratio in its original ‘Avanti White’ factory color paint and boasting it’s extraordinarily rare and desirable factory 4-speed manual transmission and original matching #’s engine and virtually fully loaded with factory options including: power steering, power disc brakes, tinted glass with sun band, hill holder, HD springs front & rear, electric windows, twin traction, radio & antenna, rear speaker, all vinyl front bucket seats, full deep pile carpeting, padded instrument panel, rear seat center armrest, exterior bright trim including windows & rocker panel moldings, and original 289 V8 Supercharged R2 Super Jet Thrust engine!
Reportedly one of less than 500 in total factory 4-spd Supercharged R2’s ever built between the 1963-64 production years!
Other facts about this particular car: Studebaker National Museum Copy of original build sheet, Matching #’s engine # RS 1103, Serial # 63R 1203, Supercharger, 4-speed floor shifter
This particular example was originally purchased on 9/13/1962 at L.S Kerr Motors Inc of Cleveland Heights, OH to its original owner and it is a simply superb example in all respects in mostly all original condition with original factory color ‘Avanti White’ paint and ‘Red’ interior and with believed to be 78,071 original miles on it’s original matching #’s engine and with no history of any accidents or damage, recently purchased from its long time southern California who has restored the car mechanically and cosmetically only as required over the years and with no expense spared and only using original restored or NOS parts.
This particular example came virtually fully factory equipped and remains to this day.
This is a rare mostly all stock example, in its original ‘Avanti White’ color and seriously striking ‘Red’ interior, owned for many years by reportedly one long time southern California owner and which had been sitting covered in a climate controlled garage for many years. Its life in bone-dry climates proved very forgiving so those famous “hog troughs” which look as good as the day they were installed in South Bend. The original matching #’s supercharged R2 engine itself is extremely strong and powerful and the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, a simply lovely car to drive with virtually any conceivable preventive maintenance issue obviously having already been attended to for turn-key peace of mind driving for many years to come.