Come to think of it, using the exterior 'Pirates Buckles' on the inside of an Avanti almost HAD to be a Loewy idea that Studebaker liked and decided to copy.
No doubt Loewy liked the 'look' of those 'buckles', and decided to use them to fill what he considered to be a 'void' found on the upper interior trim panel.
I believe that Studebaker stylists would not have thought of re-using an exterior trim piece on the interior of their cars if they didn't see what Loewy did and liked it.
Can anyone think of any other automobile exterior trim piece that was carried over to the interior? (Not just with Studebaker, but ANY domestic auto manufacturer)