For those readers who are interested, in researching the Avanti/Ford connection, I found two web sites, one for Avanti Motor Corp and the other for Studebaker Motor Corp.
I had assumed this was a mistake, but after contacting Studebaker, I was informed that they are separate companies. Now Studebaker at this time is only manufacturing motorcycles, but they do have plans in the near future to offer a sports coupe ( unnamed as of yet) and a sports utility vehicle, both will have the Studebaker name and be Ford powered.
I was further informed that while these vehicles would use Ford powertrains, they would have new chassis designed in house. I look forward to hearing more about these new models when they are announced. But one question arises, Avanti uses the Studebaker name on their Hummer clone, will they be forced to rename it? Will there be legal action? When I know, you will.