About This 1920 Stutz
Posted: 26 May 2006
This is an excellent example of a very rare 1920 Stutz Model H All-Weather Touring car. Museum quality vehicle that has been refurbished as necessary and is mechanically excellent!
THE FOLLOWING IS THE OPINION AND STATISICS OF JOHN C. HACKETT OF CLASSIC AUTOMOTIVE CONSULTANTS. THE SPECIFICATION OF THIS 1920 STUTZ, ALL WITH EXCELLENT CONDITION RATING ARE:
* REBUILT 4.9k 113hp 6-CYLINDER BEARCAT ENGINE
* 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
* REAR END FEATURES NO NOISE OR LEAKS
* BRAND NEW COKER WHITE WALL TIRES AND MATCHING INNER TUBES
* BODY RESTORED, ORIGINAL SHEET METAL
* UNDER BODY IS CLEAN AND DRY, NO REPAIRED DAMAGE
* FRAME IS ORIGINAL, SOLID WITH NO PREVIOUS FIX
* OLDER CORRECT PAINT
* WHEELS THAT ARE CORRECT WITH PAINTED WIRES
* CORRECT SINGLE EXHAUST
* VARIOUS NICKEL PLATED PIECES OF MOLDING
* SPLIT WINDSHIELD
* UPHOLSTERY HAS BEEN BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED WITH TAN LEATHER
* ALL WEATHER CANVAS AND SIDE CURTAIN
This is a seven passenger luxury Touring Phaeton and is ready to be queen of the show every time out. This Stutz is a luxury way beyond its year of 1920 and seven passenger convertibles were special order custom cars.
We donÃ¢â‚¬™t know of another exactly like this one. Look at the photographs. If you are a collector, you will fall in love with this rare, beautiful piece of automobile history.
This 1920 Stutz has an appraised value of $125,000.00.
Stutz cars helped put the roar in the roaring twenties. The most fabled car of the roaring s was the Stutz.
Stutz was built in Indianapolis from 1911 to 1935 when it sunk under the weight of the depression. One of the most legendary stars in the American automobile firmament is Stutz. Stutz conjures an era, the roaring twenties, flappers and gangsters and college men in raccoon skin coats. Most of us were not alive then, but we heard our parents or our grandparents or our great grandparents talk about it.
The first car to bear the name Stutz was built in just five weeks and was immediately taken to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first running of the Indy 500.
In 1925, Frederick E. Moskovics took over the Stutz company and changed the car from a macho sportster to an elegant European-style luxury car. He introduced the Blackhawk in 1929, combining Stutz power with new elegant coachwork.
Under Moskovics, Stutz became well known for its safety features, like safety glass, the ‘nobackÃ¢â‚¬™ hill holder system and a chassis with an unusually low centre of gravity because of the low-slung worm drive system.
The luxury beauties that Stutz was building continued the old tradition of speed, however, particularly with the introduction in 1928 of the Stutz Black Hawk, the second legendary Stutz name. The cars were a great success, but it was a troubled time for the company.
Stutz was besieged with lawsuits, including a breach of contract claim over engine building and a breach of confidence suit by James Scripps-Booth over the low slung worm drive design Stutz adopted before Moskovics entered the picture. Moskovics resigned in 1929 and was succeeded by Edgar S. Gorrell. Gorrell wisely declined to enter the multi-cylinder v-12 and v-16 race engulfing the American luxury car field and instead came out with a dv-32 engine, a fabulously efficient four-valve-per cylinder straight eight. That engine prompted revival of the Stutz Bearcat name in 1932. But even with the great engine and the mighty Bearcat name, Stutz could not withstand the effects of the great depression.
In 1934, the company listed 36 separate models available in its line, but only six cars were built in that last year of production. The company was dissolved in 1939, nine years after the death of Harry C. Stutz.
Specs & Details
Exterior Color: red
Interior Color: brown
Source: private party
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