April 26: Studebaker Avanti debuts on this date in 1962

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Avanti photo courtesy GmanViz / Flickr

Fifty-one years ago today -- April 26, 1962 -- the Studebaker Avanti made its public debut at the New York International Auto Show. Check out the promo video of Andy Granatelli setting a production car speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats after the jump:

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