by Mike –
I was visiting my friends Ron and Sonya Kellogg in Southern California yesterday and sitting in their garage is one of their recent acquisitions. They bought this beautiful 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-1 Coupe at the Auctions America Burbank auction in August 2013.
This excellent Avanti was ordered new by television and film star Dick Van Dyke.
Auctions America said this,
* 289-cid, 240-hp OHV V-8 engine, three-speed automatic transmission
* White with maroon interior, deep red carpets
* Ordered new by TV and film star Dick Van Dyke’s car
* Excellent condition throughout
This is an original low mileage (less than 15,000 miles) example with what looks like the original tires and it may be the best Avanti that I have seen in person.
This subpurb Avanti sold for $29,700 US including the buyers commission.