RARE GEM UNVEILED! Supercharged 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2!

RARE GEM UNVEILED! Supercharged 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2!

In Episode 103 of ‘Cars, Shops & Collections’ we revisit Mark Sivek to see his latest his purchase… A 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2 – Supercharged!

We first met Mark back in Episode 77 where he showed us his Rare 1977 Pontiac Can Am. Mark has since sold the Can Am and recently purchased his 1963 Avanti R II.

This 1963 Avanti is a survivor quality car spending its entire life within one family. With its original paint and gorgeous red interior this car is a show stopper! Power is provided by a legendary 290hp, 289ci V8 with a centrifugal blower!

Mark has a passion for the rare classics! Enjoy the walk around and ride along as Mark drops historical knowledge on this rare piece of Automotive history!


The Studebaker Avanti R2, introduced in 1963, emerged as a pinnacle of innovation and style in the automotive industry. Born out of a desire to revitalize the struggling Studebaker brand, the Avanti R2 embodied the company's commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and engineering. Conceived as a high-performance luxury coupe, the Avanti R2 featured a sleek, futuristic design penned by the legendary industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Its distinctive features included a fiberglass body, a pronounced front grille, and a sleek profile that set it apart from other vehicles of its time.

Under the hood, the Avanti R2 boasted impressive power and performance, equipped with a supercharged V8 engine capable of delivering exhilarating speed and acceleration. This engineering marvel, combined with its striking aesthetics and advanced features such as disc brakes and optional air conditioning, positioned the Avanti R2 as a formidable contender in the luxury car market. Despite the challenges faced by Studebaker in the competitive automotive landscape, the Avanti R2 remains a cherished symbol of innovation and elegance, revered by enthusiasts and collectors alike for its timeless appeal and groundbreaking design.

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