RARE VINTAGE STUTZ ROADSTER

1925-Stutz-695-RoadsterIf you were present for the awards ceremony at the 2009 Meadow Brook Concours at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills, Michigan you probably remember seeing this 1926 Stutz 695 Roadster in all its show quality glory. It was at that event that it took a First Place in class. We Be Autos, a specialty broker, tells us it is one of just two known examples carrying unique bodywork by the Weyman-American Body Company of Indianapolis, built using aircraft construction techniques inspired by Charles Weyman’s European aviation background. The car is most notably distinguished by its dramatic red leather-covered aluminum body and beautifully crafted in red crocodile-skin upholstery. Note that it has matching steel fenders and steel engine cover. For its day it was a bit “over the top.” There are more “one-off” design elements, such as the unique Chicago Balloon front and rear bumpers, dual Tripp driving lights and running board spotlight, a very rare passenger mirror with spotlight and the original rechromed running board-mounted fuel can. The owners took this car on a tour of Northern Europe in 1997, with its original OHV 288/80 horsepower Stutz Speedway Six engine forging the way. They say it also still has its original 3-speed manual transmission. This car has been SOLD.

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