That bit doesn't surprise me, it was a beautiful piece of Mid-Century modern design of which < 10,000 original examples exist made by an underdog company as part of their last hail mary to save themselves.
What I find amusing is that it just gets uglier and worse the more it stays in production.
Original: Very nice, lithe shape. Almost cute, doesn't embarrass itself next to contemporary European sports cars or the American boulevardiers (or the Corvette):
1970s: Still an Avanti, but the details are now slighly off
1980s: Body-colored everything, proportions are now slightly but noticeably off on account of worn tooling and it being built on a Caprice chassis
1990s: Avanti Sedan available
2000s: Mustang with bodykit. Owner of the brand goes to the slammer over Ponzi Scheme. Brand is finally mercy killed