Report Is it a 63 or 64? in 1963-64 Avanti Posted April 25, 2007 Well, after some more research and a couple phone calls, I believe I finally got a confirmation on the year of Avanti in question. I talked with the owner of Nostalgic Motor Cars in Michigan, as I was going to order a couple of parts. When he asked me the year of the car, we kind of got into a similar discussion to what is posted here on the forum. As many of you probably know (but I was unaware of), Nostalgic happens to own the original manifests from Studebaker. He was able to tell me that the so-called "transition cars" (or 1963 1/2) started with serial number 4808 and they made 30 of those. Hence, the last of those cars would be serial number 4838. The cars after serial number are considered 1964s. Since the one I inherited is serial number 4887, I'd say I'm looking at a 64 Avanti. He did confirm for me that only 54 1964s were made with the round headlights, like the one I happen to have. Kind of neat bit of info that adds to the fact the car means so much to me because of my family history behind it. The car is atypical (in a good way), which would definitely describe both my grandfather and father. Always nice to have a car with that kind of history. Guess it's just a bonus that the car happned to be an Avanti as well. In any case, I figured I'd post what I happened to find out. I can't thank you all enough for all the helpful information you've provided on the subject. I've got the impression the Avanti community is a small one compared to most "car communities" out there. It's nice to know it's filled with people that are genuine about being helpful to others. I consider us all lucky for that. I look forward to many more discussions with you all throughout the years to come.