Hardig, E. and deBlumenthal, M., "The Avanti by Studebaker," SAE Technical Paper 630048, 1963, doi:10.4271/630048.
The Studebaker Avanti is an all new, four passenger, prestige type vehicle. It employs several features never before offered by American manufacturers to the motoring public. Among these is the use of molded fiberglass for a closed body and caliper type disc brakes. Engineering details on design and development describe the integration of exceptional performance, pinpoint handling, and outstanding braking ability, with the functional beauty of European influenced body styling.The Avanti is acclaimed one of the safest vehicles on the road. Coupled with chassis improvements are innovations in the passenger compartment which include a roll bar, fully padded interior, and placement of controls similar to an aircraft.