Some say that Studebaker made an error when it decided to develop the Avanti as a four-passenger car rather than as a direct two-passenger competitor to the Chevrolet Corvette
which was in the early stages at the time. This later version of the car might have made an interesting companion to the Studebaker cars of the late 50's and early 60's.
The Avanti seemed to be designed so that it never stopped its appealing draw of interest from the men and women who appreciated the flowing style. In 1964, after the Avanti had set
speed records and proclaimed a superior car in both muscle and quality, because of manufacturing delays, Studebaker stopped its production. At that point, two individuals,
Nathan Altman and Leo Newman, went about purchasing the manufacturing rights to the Avanti.