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The Long and Tumultuous Life Of The Avanti

If entrepreneur Mike Kelly hadn’t been arrested on felony charges 10 years ago, the Studebaker Avanti might still be around today. Although production wasn’t continuous, when the dust from three states and two countries settled in 2007, the Avanti had survived for 45 years — eclipsed only by icons like the VW Beetle and Morgan Plus 4. Considering history’s long list of defunct cars like the Bricklin, DeLorean and Tucker, the Avanti’s survival — and the story behind its extended run — is nothing short of remarkable.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/03/27/under-the-spell

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