LeMay-AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM has in its collection, the car that has been designated as Avanti #1001, the first production Avanti sold in America. The car at one time was altered to the condition shown on this page (as it looked when donated to the museum) and is in need of full restoration to bring the car back to the way it looked the day it was first sold. The car was donated to the museum by Dr. Daniel Cook of Lakewood Washington.
Once completed, this Studebaker Avanti will be one of our top exhibiting cars, telling the story of American automotive manufacturing, innovative design and engineering! We have teamed teaming up with Studebaker historians, Avanti members and clubs to assist with the restoration.
YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF THE RESCUE OF THIS HISTORIC CAR!
After inspecting the Avanti we have determined the car to be very restorable but needing parts replaced, or rebuilt. The level of restoration was determined by the amount of parts and donation’s for the car. All donors contributing funds, parts, and/labor will be acknowledged for helping restore this historic Avanti.
We decided this car deserved a show quality restoration to original specifications, as specified when it was first produced.
All donations are tax deductible and you can help sponsor part, or all of this project.
DO YOU HAVE A PART OR SERVICE TO DONATE? PLEASE CONTACT the
Collection Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-683-3967
WORK IS IN PROGRESS!