Historic Car in Historic Garden District

Beautiful Sunday morning – perfect weather and not much traffic.  Great for fulfilling David’s request (Raymond Loewy’s son-in-law) of taking the Loewy Avanti out for a spin to check the car’s road worthiness.  The mechanical repair work checked out fine.  Good […]

Avanti Dreaming

1976 Loewy Avanti Engine Video

Raymond Loewy’s personal 1976 Avanti.  After storage and sitting on display (not running) for approximately 8 years, this historic Avanti is running again and almost road worthy. New parts on the suspension and brakes, rebuilt carburator, boiled out – repaired radiator, inspected gas tank and […]

Loewy Update

Suspension and Brake Repairs on 1976 Raymond Loewy Avanti

R1 Avanti Progress

Body has been stripped by soda blasting. I’ll use this fast and tidy method again! Chassis rebuild is nicely underway. Photo Credits – GBZ

Photo Highlights From SE Zone Meet

43nd Annual Southeast Zone MeetMarch 18-19, 2011 Tifton, Georgia 57 Commander Tom’s Business Coupe (with every possible option)50 Champion Studemino 63 Daytona   Supercharged Avanti II   64 Avanti Interior   Jeff Rice and his new Stude – 53 Racecarwaiting […]

R1 Tear Down

R1 restoration underway.  Prior to rebuild.I’m bumping the engine horse with a re-ground cam, hyperutectic pistons, gapless rings, R3 intake valves, ARP rod bolts and main studs, plus I’m porteing the heads for better flow. Adding a modified supercharger set-up for performance […]

R3 Engine Compartment

It’s coming together! How about this factory color cherry red underside?

R3 Color

 Custom mix pearlized Avanti turquoise

Raymond Loewy Avanti

Photo – Courtesy of Loewy Design This Avanti arrived at the shop yesterday, brought down by transport from the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Indiana.  It’s Raymond Loewy’s personal Avanti.  The car is in the care of the Loewy family and has […]

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