Raymond Loewy must be the most prolific industrial designer who’s ever lived. After the Coke bottle, the Greyhound Scenicruiser and the interior of Howard Hughes’s Boeing 307, he designed the coolest American sports coupé. Loewy’s Avanti is a 1963 model and here is how it’s described by Los Angeles Modern Auctions:
It was tagged for Raymond Loewy and was actually personally picked up by Avanti designer Thomas Kellogg on April 29, 1963 and delivered to Mr. Loewy. Since Kellogg is from southern California, it is presumed that he drove the car back to California for Loewy’s use in Palm Springs.
The auction will be held on December 11 and the car is expected to fetch $60,000–$80,000. Just the thing for a very Jalopnik Christmas.
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Modern Auctions