1929 Stutz Bearcat - For Restoration!
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1923 Stutz Bearcat Roadster offered with a reserve
This rare Bearcat Roadster is largely complete and ready for restoration. The wood in the body has been redone. but thats about as far as the work has progressed. With these cars now selling well into the $200k plus range this is a very viable project and probably one of the last opportunities you will get to restore one the way you want it. The Detactible head KLDH Motor is one of Stutz best engines. and makes this a powerful car capable of highway speeds. Only a handful of these cars exist.
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Stutz was founded as the Ideal Motor Car Company in Indianapolis IN in 1911. Ideal entered a car in the Indianapoli s 500that year and placed 11th. earning it the slogan. "the car that made good in a day". The next year. the founder. Harry C Stutz . renamed the company Stutz Motor Company and began selling high-performance roadsters like the famous Stutz Bearcat. The Bearcat featured a brawny 4-cylinder T-head engine with four valves per cylinder. one of the earliest multi valve engines. B
Stutz was forced to raise money to fund his automobile production. eventually selling the company in 1919 after a falling out with the company's major stockholders. Allen Ryan. who then went bankrupt. In 1922. three Stutz investors. one of whom was Charles Schwab. gained control of the company. The new owners brought in Freerick Moskowics. formerly of Daimler Benz. Marmon. and Franklin. in 1923. Moskowics quickly refocused the company as a developer of safety cars. a recurring theme in the auto industry. In the case of Stutz. the car featured safety glass. a low center of gravity for better handling. and a hill-holding transmission called "Noback". One notable advance was the 1931 DOHC 32-valve in-line 8 (designed by Fred Duesenberg). called the "DV32" (DV for 'dual valve'). This was during the so-called "cylinders race" of the early 1930s. when makers of expensive cars were rushing to produce multi-cylinder engines. While Stutz did not have the resources to design and tool a new engine. the DV32 did allow them to their cars with a larger number than any of its competitors. who were advertising 12- and 16-cylinder engines in their own cars.
In 1927. a Stutz set a world record for speed. averaging 68 mph for 24 hours. The following year. a 4. 9 litre Stutz in the hands of by Robert Bloch and Edouard Brisson finished second at the 24 Hours of LeMans to the 4. 5 litre Bentley of Rubin and Barnato. despite losing top gear 90 minutes from the flag. the best result for an American car until 1966. That same year. development engineer and racing driver Frank Lockhartused a pair of supercharged 91ci DOHC engines in his Stutz Black Hawk Special streamliner Land Speed Record car. while Stutz set another speed record at Daytona. reaching 106. 53 mph in the hands of Gil Anderson. In 1929. three Stutzes. with bodies designed by Gordon Buehrig. built by Weymann's U. S. subsidiary. and powered by a 155 HP 322ci superchargred straight 8 ran at Le Mans. piloted by Edouard Brisson. George Eyston. and co-drivers Phillippe de Rothschild and Guy Bouriat; de Rothschild and Bouriat placed fifth after the other two cars fell out with split fuel tanks.
Production ended in 1935 after 35. 00 cars had been manufactured. The former Indianapolis factory is today known as the Stutz Business Center and is home to more than eighty artists. sculptors. photographers. designers. architects. and craftsmen. Our Ebay Policies:
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