Article by Ray Gregg, South Bend Tribune, April 1972
– The man who designed the Studebaker
Avanti is not hesitant to declare that there is "quite a possibility that the Avanti II
may become the American Rolls-Royce of the sports car World!" The authority for this statement is famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy
, who last week visited South Bend to buy an Avanti II as his top choice in a personal car and to tell Nathan Altman
, president of Avanti Motor Corp., what kind of interior decor he wants for the prestige-type sports vehicle. Loewy's two-day flying trip to South Bend from New York City, where he maintains one of his four "homes," was sort of a homecoming, as he renewed old friendships established while he was designer of Studebaker cars from the late 1930's until Studebaker went out of the automotive business in 1966.
Raymond Loewy and Nathan Altman with an Avant II.