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Open Roads, October | Lot 184

1929 Stutz Model M Dual-Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron

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$90,000 - $120,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Austin, Texas

6 - 13 October 2021


Chassis No.
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M8-44-CY610
US Title
  • Highly collectible Model M finished in striking color combination
  • 332-cu.-in. inline eight-cylinder engine with three-speed manual transmission
  • CCCA Full Classic

Born of co-founder Henry Stutz’s motorsport exploits—namely at the Indianapolis 500—Stutz Motor Car Company built some of the most exclusive, stylish, and well-engineered cars of its era, coveted by the rich and famous. A testament to their robustness and high performance, Stutz automobiles set land speed records were highly competitive in motorsports, with one finishing second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

The Stutz Model M was built on a 134.5-inch wheelbase chassis and was powered by a 332 cubic-inch inline eight-cylinder engine with an updraft Zenith carburetor. It fed power to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. The suspension system was comprised of parallel, semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear, while the hydraulic braking system featured drums at all four wheels.

This example features dual-cowl phaeton bodywork by prominent New York-based coachbuilder LeBaron. It is finished in a stunning color combination of black with a red belt line and red wire wheels. A tan soft-top covers the exquisitely crafted red leather interior with beautiful wood trim. Iconic styling details include Stutz’s noted sun god Ra radiator cap, dual fold-down windshields, dual side-mounted spares, and dual cowl lamps.

This Model M benefits from an older cosmetic restoration. Recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a “Full Classic,” it is eligible for all club activities, including Grand Classics and CARavan tours.

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