- Engine Size
- 305 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
1988 Avanti Avanti II Convertible
Unique vision, astonishing character. Open to a world of opportunities. Its signature is like no other, poised and aggressive. Polished and superbly agile a handcrafted marvel with power to take you where you are going and assurance that announces you've arrived. That's the Avanti convertible.
This 1988 Avanti II comes to us from a consigner that's appreciates art, modern design, classic lines and the finer things in life. A self-made entrepreneur SHE is confident and personable, successful and drives an Avanti. What a perfect fit.
In true spirit of Avanti this white on white, with black and burl accents, presents in very good condition. Fit and finish are very straight. White resin molded bumpers matching the raked at an angle front and rear lighting panels give the car a retro yet futuristic look. A clean body style very much like a contemporary minimalist work of art. Topping it all off is a pristine automatic up and down convertible top, actuated by a touch of a toggle switch. Chrome wire wheels complete the “Avant Garde” package.
White leather wraps the front bucket and rear bench seats, as well as the padded swooping dash. Door panels do not suffer from a lack of leather, with white covering the interior doors and creating side pockets. Carpathian exotic polished burl peppers the dash and steering wheel and covers the center shifter console. A padded leather armrest doubles as a stowage area directly behind the shift lever and is the perfect place to store touch up makeup or a hair brush making sure you are stylin' even after a top down jaunt. Thick pile jet black carpeting makes the leather stand out even further and is plush enough to go barefoot. An engraved Michael E Kelly signature is on a spoke of the steering wheel. A twice owner of Avanti manufacturing and visionary who played a crucial role in the later history of this manufacturer.
The 5.0-liter V8 producing 170hp is attached to a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission. A 10-bolt axle connects to coil sprung suspension on the rear, and double A arm suspension in the front. The front wheels feature disc brakes, and the rear wheels sport drum brakes. A dual performance exhaust is seen underside as well as a very clean rust-free frame and undercarriage.
Top up or top down, this Avanti convertible is art in motion as well as elegance personified. This automobile includes a pantheon of extra features and is pure rolling elegance. This car was designed for the consigner who believes car building is an art and a buyer who believes in making an art out of living.