1963 Studebaker Avanti
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1963 Studebaker Avanti R1 - Survivor - Supercharged - Magnesium Wheels - RARE!!


1963 Studebaker Avanti R1
Mostly All Original Survivor
Rare Dealer Installed R2 Paxton Supercharged Option
Ultra Rare Halibrand 15” Magnesium Wheels
Original 289ci Engine with Automatic Transmission
1 of 2,282 Avanti R1's built in 1963
Only 63k Document Original Miles by Oil Change Tags
Mostly All Original Paint
All Original Interior
Just Came out of an Estate & Large Private Collection
Totally Mechanically Gone Through
Runs & Drives Excellent!
Extremely Rare Find
One of the Finest Survivor Studebaker Avanti's around

Our Quick Condition Guide - (Condition Rating Scale: #1 Perfect, #2 Near Perfect driver, #3 Excellent driver, #4 Nice driver, #5 Needs Work, #6 Parts. Each section is rated based on the type of vehicle it represents being part of.)

Overview Of Entire Vehicle: *Condition #3+ (Excellent Driver/Survivor)

This 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1 is a true survivor that is mostly all original from front to back. With only 63k pampered original miles. The Silver Mist Metallic Paint looks to be mostly all original with a completely all original interior right down to the carpet. This R1 is loaded with unique options, including the R2 Paxton Supercharged option which was possibly dealer installed, as it is all correct with the correct supercharged carburetor. It even has the ultra rare and valuable, original set of 15” Halibrand magnesium wheels. The way this car is equipped, it could have been a very special car from new. It probably still has its build sheet hidden in the car someplace, as it is so original. This vehicle was just acquired out of an estate of a very large private collection. Do not miss out on your chance to own, one of the finest surviving Studebaker Avanti's around.


Correct 289ci Engine
Dealer Installed R2 Paxton Supercharger
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Brakes
AM Radio
Wood Grain Steering Wheel and Dash
15” Halibrand Magnesium Wheels


Car Vin Numbers are R4787
Engine Number is R3274
Trim Tag Number is RQ3592, which matches Chalk Mark under the hood

Exterior: *Condition #3

This car is mostly all original with about 90% original paint that is in excellent condition with a great shine with only minor chips touched up due to the age. The body on this Avanti is very straight and is in amazing condition. It has never been hit, hurt or apart. All of the original chrome, rubber, lenses, and glass are in excellent condition. This is definitely one of the cleanest, mostly original Studebaker Avanti's around. The Halibrand magnesium wheels are originals, not reproductions. A set recently sold on Ebay for around $7k. It has an older set dunlop tires that look good but if your going to be driving it. I would replace them due to age.

Interior: *Condition #2-

The black interior is completely all-original right down to the carpet. The interior is absolutely gorgeous and the only reason for the 2- is the original carpet does have a little fading as seen in the video as well as a small sag in the headliner. The headliner, can easily taken out and reglued down. All of the chrome, wood, and dish pad is in perfect condition and looks like new. Everything inside is in working condition with the exception of the clock, but all of the lights and other gauges work correctly. The trunk has what appears to be the original spare wheel with the original jack instructions and looks amazing with all of the factory bound carpet.

Mechanically: *Condition #3

This 289ci engine in this Avanti appears to be original according to the numbers and is in strong running condition. It has an added R2 Paxton Supercharger on it and a factory supercharged carburetor. We strongly believe the supercharged was put on at the dealership when new as it look to have been on the car since day one and is all correct. Mechanically, the brakes were just gone through, the carburetor was rebuilt and the fuel system was also just gone through and fully cleaned. The originality of this vehicle continues under the hood with the original hood pad, ignition shielding, weather stripping, wiper bag, and chalk marking from the factory that matches the trim tag. You will not be disappointed by the drivability on this one.

Under Carriage: *Condition #3

This Under Carriage on this vehicle is clean as can be. The frame is completely rust free and the suspension appears to be original but tight feeling. The only thing that looks recently replaced is the exhaust. The rest of the car does not appear to leak at all and is very clean and original.

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If you have any additional questions please call us at 480-281-2059. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements. I also welcome all International buyers. The car is located in beautiful sunny Scottsdale, AZ.

*About Our Collector Car Rating Guide:

We at Classic Car Investments have given each of our vehicles an over all condition rating and a separate condition rating for each major part of the vehicle. These ratings are given to each vehicle, by us, based on our educated professional opinion from decades of experience. Condition ratings can be looked at differently based on each individual buyer. Please use this rating as a purely a guide to help you gauge the condition of the vehicle with out physically looking at in person. Which we always suggest is the best way to buy a collector car but today can be tough with our hectic, busy schedules. We are being honest as possible in our ads and want to show you everything about each vehicle, with every media possible including pictures, video, sounds, text and ratings system similar to most consumer product rating systems out there. But of course tailored to collector cars. We want our customer to feel confident buying our cars from any location in the world and know what they are getting. With showing you, the buyer all the negatives as well as the positives on every vehicle and educating the buyer in the process. Buy our vehicles with confidence!

The rating is based on a 1 to 6 rating scale. #1 flawless car that is almost perfect, #2 near perfect car but can be driven, #3 excellent driver, that is most likely show quality with minor flaws (Most Classic Cars), #4 nice driver that has some flaws, #5 project car or great restoration project and #6 being a complete parts car. Plus and minus signs behind the number, indicate it is on the higher or lower side on the described condition in our opinion.


Engine Type
Engine Size
289ci Supercharged
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Silver Mist Metallic
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
Engine Size
289ci Supercharged
Transmission Type
Body Style

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