This Super clean and Strong 1983 Avanti GT is a very good car overall with excellent road worthiness. You will not have to go to the bank to get money to fill the gas tank either as she gets 26 mpg on the rebuilt 305 GM motor and Automatic Over Drive transmission with only 20k miles on it.
This car is super fun to drive and was really built before her time.
305 V8 motor with 20k miles, Studebaker Chassis, Edelbrock Carburetor, Automatic Overdrive Transmission with Air Conditioning, Full Gauge package, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Power Windows, Tilt Wheel, Moon Roof, Recaro seats, GM Electronic Ignition, Dana 44 Differential, Custom Aluminized Dual Exhaust, Centerline Wheels and new Goodrich T/A tires.
She is painted nice Black paint, has a super solid Fiberglass body with a Gold Interior.
Be different and stand alone with this nice 1983 Avanti GT.
Located in Washington Township, Michigan 48095, USA and always stored inside.
Asking: $13,900.00 obo
Call Tim Sleeman for more information at: 586-838-0097
1983 Avanti GT Trivia
Avanti Motor Corporation was sold to Stephen H. 'Steve' Blake on October, 20, 1982. Blake was a real estate developer and self-proclaimed "car nut". He became an Avanti enthusiast one day when his Maserati would not start. That incident led him on a search for something gorgeous that does not break. What he found was the Avanti II.
Upon purchase of the company, Blake set about to change almost everything. The most obvious change was to the Avanti's appearance. The body was reworked with integrated resin bumpers. He also changed the way employees were managed, he engineered a race car, an anniversary edition, and a convertible. His whirlwind appearance in South Bend generated much enthusiasm in the press and auto community resulting in 1983 being the highest volume year ever. (289)
But all was not well... Blake's impulsive management style, quick changes, and bad luck caused problems. The 1983 Avantis were panned by the press as having poor fit and finish and generally low production quality. The biggest blow was Blake's failure to test a new paint used on 1984 models. The formulation was intended to provide a more durable show quality finish. Instead it was a nightmare. Angry customers were
returning their cars with sheets of paint literally falling of the doors. Blake repainted 270 cars. Some of them several times. Sales dropped and suddenly Blake was unable to pay his taxes or creditors.
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