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One of a kind 1963 Avanti


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I have for sale an Avanti for sale with the following items. It is not completed, but engine fires and runs. It is available for your inspection at Phil Harris"s Fairborn Studebaker, about 20 minutes from Dayton, should you be at the Avanti or Studebaker national meet. PM me for my phone number for further information or schedule an appointment. You may call Phil Harris is you wish.


Here are numerous photos on Facebook.



Unique 1963 Studebaker Avanti for sale. All stainless steel frame. LS1 engine starts and runs. All parts there to finish the body, a second body (Avanti II) is available. Price $25,000


Fabricated stainless steel frame with large X member for rigidity.

Engine and transmission is installed approximately 10 inches rearward,

Chassis designed to run exhaust under rocker panels.

Everything is essentially flat bottom to the chassis itself.



All coil over shocks, front and rear.

C4 Corvette front suspension mounting points narrowed 3 inches.

ZF rack and pinion

C4 Corvette rear suspension narrowed 4 inches and adapted to viper differential. Stainless camber bars with heims, new aluminum half shafts, new tie rods with heims.



LS1 motor with Tremec T56

LS7 air intake assembly has been adapted to the LS1, and installed in a cold air box.

Viper Dana 44HD differential, changed from 3.07 ratio to 3.54, setup by Intrax.

Utilizing a Walbro GS392 inline fuel pump with a Corvette FPR.

GTO fuel rail covers modified to accept Studebaker script.



LS7 stainless exhaust headers , fabricated with tapered 3” collectors, 2 ½” diameter x 8 “ stainless flex couplings, stainless chambered mufflers acting as hidden side pipes. Exhaust turn outs exit just in front of the rear wheels. All are stainless mandrel bends.




Corvette C5 dual piston calipers with 13” rotors, both front and rear.

Hydroboost adapted to firewall, in lieu of vacuum booster.



Moved battery to under the car, where rear seat was. Mounted flush to the bottom of frame.

Fabricated a fused electrical distribution panel where rear seat was, with a powered battery disconnect.

Installed Bussmann fuse panels in both ends of the dash. Dash is removable for servicing.

New gauges, with brilliant red LED lighting. Controlled with a proper under dash LED dimmer.

Electrical fan for radiator, controlled by computer, can be manually over ridden.

No key to start, utilizes overhead rocker switches for ignition.

Fabricated new brackets to place CS130 alternator very low on passenger side of engine.



Front: 235/50/17 Kumho ASX on 17 x 8 ½ real magnesium wheels.

Rear: 255/45/18 Kumho ASX on 18 x 9 ½ real magnesium wheels.



Now a two seater. Utilizing Solara seats with fabricated mounts.

Dash has been moved rearward 5 inches.

Eliminated floor console.

Made new dash overlay, eliminated key switch from dash.

Installed a new Ididit tilt steering column, with new Nardi steering wheel.

Installed Corvette C5 swing pedal assemblies for brake and clutch pedals.

Installed a vent in hood with stainless steel wire mesh.




Feeds both the hydroboost and rack and pinion. It is plumbed with an inline filter as well as an oil cooler. Utilizes Parker stainless flex lines, as well as a remote reservoir.








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That is quite a build/car.  You just have to find the one person, or more, that has the same interests as you do.  The price seems fair for what has been done.  It is not for me.  I believe that you would do better with a finished car.

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