Alice Cooper with the Avanti
1964 Studebaker Avanti RestoMod: Now here is an interesting automobile that was owned and upgraded by Alice Cooper. Its a 1964 Studebaker Avanti and its powered with a Corvette LT-1 engine with an Automatic Overdrive transmission connected to a classic Lokar shifter. This car runs and drives very well and will simply light up the tires with a push of the throttle, should you have the need and desire to do so. It also has functioning A/C provided by Vintage Air, along with a nice digital screen display audio system. Power windows were added, as well as upgraded Autometer gauges.
The Corvette LT-1 engine was tuned by Arizona TPI and produces 320-hp, which certainly gives the car commanding power. The Avanti’s exhaust has a very pleasing growl to it and folks will know when you are arriving. This upgrade was done by Alice himself.
This Avanti drives very nicely down the road straight and true, it brakes properly and effortlessly. This car is c
ertainly not perfect, however its a blast to own and drive. The current owner is extremely meticulous about every detail and pride of ownership clearly shows throughout.
1963-64 Avanti’s are rare in itself, however a nice added feature is being celebrity owned and upgraded to modern driving conveniences. Give me a call on this one.
Please visit the Studebaker Drivers Club website for more information and fun facts on Avanti’s.