My Car Quest

September 27, 2020

The Studebaker Avanti

by Mike Gulett - In a last ditch effort to save the company in 1961 new Studebaker president, Sherwood Egbert, wanted a sports car to excite new buyers. Studebaker made the Avanti between June 1962 and December 1963 and marketed it as "America's … [Read more...]

Who Was George Tilp? – A Big Phil Hill Supporter – Part Two

by Mike - Geoffrey Horton told me that his uncle, George Tilp, would bring his old race cars to his farm in New Jersey and let family members drive them around the farm. Below is a photo of 12 year old Geoffrey Horton doing just that in 1960. … [Read more...]

Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD – 1963-1964 Studebaker Avanti

by Mike - Previously we have featured the Porsche 928, the Datsun 510 Sedan, the Jensen Interceptor and the Volvo 1800 series as examples of collector cars that can be had for less than $50,000 USD. Today it is the Studebaker Avanti made … [Read more...]

The Strange Romance Between Studebaker & Porsche

by Wallace Wyss - Y’know, when my publisher at Enthusiast Books asked me to revive my out-of-print book Porsche 356 Photo Album, I thought hey “How hard could it be?” with only four models, the pre-A, the A, the B and the C. But the more I dig … [Read more...]

Studebaker Avanti For Sale – Once Owned By Dick Van Dyke – Now Sold!

This rare Studebaker Avanti has SOLD on My Car Quest and is on its way from Southern California to another part of Southern California! Congratulations to both the seller and the buyer. This Avanti almost went to Europe but at the end of … [Read more...]

Price Reduction – Studebaker Avanti For Sale

Advertisement by Mike - The owner has authorized a price reduction of this original 1963 Studebaker Avanti that was once owned by Dick Van Dyke. This beautiful Avanti has 12,000 original miles! The price is now only $39,900. This Avanti was … [Read more...]