Avanti designers

Last week we lost the last member of the four-man design team responsible for the Avanti, John Ebstein. John worked for Raymond Loewy, helping design everything from the Lucky Strike logo to streamlined locomotives. In 1961, Loewy was asked to create a sports car that would bring Studebaker back from the brink. Loewy placed John Ebstein in charge and hired Tom Kellogg to draw and Robert Andrews to build scale models. The design team was "locked" in Palm Springs, CA bungalow to dream the design. Loewy, of course, would keep them to his vision of a forward-thinking, clean sports car. Mr. Ebstein will be missed in the automotive world. Picture shows (left to right) Tom Kellogg, Raymond Loewy, Bob Andrews and John Ebstein in front of the rented house where the Avanti was born.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    You May Like
    Links by Zergnet
    Cars for Sale Near You

    Share This Photo X