The Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, IN
CCS Summer Cultural Immersion Workshop 2012.
Studebaker president Sherwood Egbert and Raymond Loewy
at the Studebaker Proving Ground.
Studebaker clay modelers work on the Avanti's full size clay model in summer f 1961.
The eight-scale clay models stand in foreground.
The car was created to revive interest in the failing Studbaker brand.
and was marketed as a " prestige car" similar to the Ford Thunderbird and Buick Riviera.
Standerd equipment included a fiber glass body, seat belt, disc break and a roll bar.
Engine: V8, 289 cubic, 240 hp, $4,445
1953 Champion Starliner Hardtop
1934 Bendix commissioned this automotive products.
Bendix Corp. engineers built the car interlay by hand.
With some assistance from off-duty Studebaker employees.
The car toured internationally, and was never shown publicly in the U.S.