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An early production-model Studebaker Avanti was ready, despite a UAW strike, by April 1962, for the New York International Auto Show. When it was unveiled on April 26 the show had already opened, but Studebaker had kept the car under wraps for days until a shareholder’s meeting in South Bend, where a second prototype was simultaneously unveiled. Both unveilings were a sensation. In 2007 the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto included an Avanti in a re-creation of the original display at the 1962 show. In 1983-84 Stephen Blake dazzled crowds by assembling half a dozen Avantis at the Washington Auto Show where admirers chattered about the car that was "years ahead of its time."
Promotional Flyer Front
Front side of the original flyer given out at the 1962 New York International Auto Show.
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Flip side of the Flyer given out at the 1962 New York International Auto Show.
2007 Toronto Auto Show
The 63 Studebaker Avanti unveiling at the 1962 New York International Auto Show was recreated as part of a Studebaker tribute at the 2007 Toronto Auto Show.
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