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1915 Stutz Bearcat
1915 Stutz Bearcat information
RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
Sold for $368,500 at
2006 RM Auctions
Sold for $330,000 at
2010 RM Auctions
This Stutz Bearcat was discovered in a shipping container in England during the early 1980s. The vehicle had several European accessories at the time, that may have been installed when the car was first shipped to England. The car was imported to the United States by a California-based collector, and was soon restored and driven for several years in California before being sold to a new owner. The car found several more owners over the years, before being acquired by an owner in 2004. A through, ground-up, professional restoration soon began, which included a complete engine rebuild. A short time after the work was completed, the car was shown at the Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance in 2005, where it competed in the featured 'Magnificent Brass Cars' class. The current owner acquired the car in 2006.
This Bearcat is powered by a 390 cubic-inch, four-cylinder, T-head engine cast in pairs and capable of producing 50 horsepower. There is a three-speed selective sliding transaxle and two-wheel mechanical rear brakes.
In 2010, this Bearcat was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $275,000 - $350,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $330,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010