The Studebaker Avanti was a revolutionary design. It was produced in 1962 — way ahead of its time. Raymond Loewy, the designer, was one of the celebrated industrial designers of the 1950s and 1960s. It is truly a beautiful car, in many ways.
One lives in our neighborhood. And its more broken down twin lives in an adjacent garage. (Pictured is my neighborhood Avanti’s sad eye looking downward.)
I quietly wonder if its owner will do the restoration. Please understand that I am not faulting him (or her) for delaying — I would not be courageous to attempt such a major project.
I would suggest a path to freedom and perhaps a few additional dollars would be for them to sell the car. And its twin. Guilt over unfinished project? Gone.