Production Orders or Build Sheets for the 1963-1964 Studebaker Avanti – Production Orders (Build Sheets) are one common form of documentation used as proof of a vehicle's initial production status. The original production order for 1963-1964 Studebaker Avantis is a 5 in. x 8 in. form. Some, but not all, of the information will be typed with a 1960s period typewriter, though some items may be stamped or hand written.
The build sheet will likely include some, but not all, of the following information: Date to Ship, Date Written, Sales Order No, Item, Quantity, Inst. Book, Line No, Factory Order No, Body No, Ign. Key Number, Trunk Key No, Final Assy. Date, Engine Number, Serial No, Destination, Region Code, Date Shipped, Ship VIA, Shipper Number, Description of Unit and Equipment. Shown at the bottom left of the form in small type is "W704" in a box, and to the right of that is "INSTRUCTIONS: Prepared by Car Order Dept. Distribute as required." At the bottom center under "Studebaker" is "PASSENGER CAR PRODUCTION ORDER – FINAL ASSEMBLY LINE and at the bottom right is "CAR ORDER & BILLING COPY, PRODUCTION RECORD COPY, or similar reference.
Where to find Production Orders or Build Sheets for your Avanti.
The Studebaker National Museum sells Avanti Production Orders in the museum store. The Museum Store is located inside the museum at 201 S. Chapin Street; South Bend, Indiana 46601. Store Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm EST and Sunday 12pm-5pm EST. Call (574) 235-9714 or (888) 391-5600 for more information.
The Production Orders can also be bought online: Open Online Store Main Page
or Open Online Store Production Orders
Nostalgic Motors also has Avanti production orders. Nostalgic Motors is located at 47400 Avante Dr. Wixom, Michigan 48393. Call (248) 349-4884 for more information. Online at www.avantiparts.net
An unusual Avanti Build Sheet for a prototype car built for the Studebaker Engineering Department and later redesignated "63R 5650" a serial number that is actually higher than the the last production Avanti "64R 5643."