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1933 Stutz DV-32 Monte Carlo / DV-54-1559 Vehicle Information

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1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

1933 Stutz DV-32 photograph

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Sold for $935,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
Stutz was known as 'the car that made good in a day' referring to its success at the 1911 Indianapolis 500. By 1933, not to mention the second-place showing at the 1929 Le Mans, Stutz showed it was not only capable of producing fine sporting cars, but was able to deliver superior high-end luxury automobiles.

Stutz's DV-32 began with the original Stutz Vertical Eight that debuted in 1926. With limited resources, the company had to make do with this engine by continuous upgrading. The last iteration of this engine featured dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, hence the Dual-Valve 32 or DV-32. This 322 c.i. engine produced 156 horsepower and was mated to a three-speed transmission.

Only about 200 examples of the DV-32 were produced.

The Stutz DV-32 was available with both factory-built and semi-custom bodies, among them 'Chateau Line' offerings by Indianapolis's Weymann American Body Company, American licensees of the French Weymann body-construction method. Charles Weymann designed a method of using layers of cotton batting and fabric over a hardwood inner structure. It was then given an outer layer of colored Zapron synthetic leather rather than metal. The bodies were flexible, lightweight, and quiet. The Monte Carlo, available on the Chateau Line, was a five-passenger sport sedan with a low roofline and windows and a fully integrated luggage compartment within a curving tail.

Stutz offered the Monte Carlo on the DV-32 chassis from 1931 through to 1933. Shortly after production began, a new variant of Monte Carlos were offered with more resilient aluminum. In modern times, only two Monte Carlos survive on the last and most-developed 1933 DV-32 chassis. Both examples are aluminum-bodied. One example was donated by William Abbott to the Classic Car Club of America Museum, where it currently resides. This particular example, chassis number DV-54-1559, is the second example.

This Stutz DV-32 Monte Carlo, the only aluminum-bodied 1933 Weymann car, was delivered to one of Stutz's wealthy clients in 1933. The listed sales price was between $6475 and $8675, a virtual fortune in those days. The aluminum-bodied car was a $1,500 option. Stutz long-standing association with racing is evidenced by its development of the DV-32 line. This 332 cubic-inch displacement engine, with its dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and hemispherical combustion chambers producing approximately 160 horsepower is a true engineering marvel. This Monte Carlo features a three-speed synchromesh transmission, Vacuum-assisted power brakes, and thermostatically controlled hood louvers. These features plus its well-appointed interior makes this car a true icon of automobile manufacturing.

This car has several styling and design features not known to have been used on other DV-32 Monte Carlos. The hoodline is raised slightly and has been extended back, traveling back over the firewall to the windshield. It has a lowered roofline, a low-slung chassis, and an extended hood.
This Stutz was acquired by its earliest known owner, Melvin M. Bailey of Wichita, Kansas, by J.B. Nethercutt. The car was sold to Bill Harrah and it would remain in his collection until 1978, the year of Mr. Harrah's death. It was in short-term ownership in the American West before passing into the care of William Ruger Sr. It stayed in his care for many years before passing to his son, William Jr., for whom it was restored by Fran Roxas in the early 2000s. Upon completion, it was displayed at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it received a class award.

This car was at one part of the Nethercutt, Harrah, Ruger and Mitchell Collections before joining the Nicola Bulgari Collection in 2015.



2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $600,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $935,000

1933 Stutz DV-32 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1933 sales)
1933 Stutz DV-32 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: DV261560
Sold for USD$495,000
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
1933 Stutz DV-32 image  1933 Stutz DV-32 image  
1933 STUTZ DV-32 ROADSTER
Chassis#: DV241505
Sold for USD$610,673
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1933 Stutz DV-32 Monte Carlo by Weymann
Chassis#: DV-54-1559
Sold for USD$935,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1933 Stutz DV-32 image  1933 Stutz DV-32 image  
1933 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston
Chassis#: DV-PC-1558
Sold for USD$1,512,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1933 Stutz DV-32 image  1933 Stutz DV-32 image  
1933 Stutz DV-32 Five Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: DV64 1595
Sold for USD$87,750
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
1933 Stutz DV-32 image  1933 Stutz DV-32 image  
1933 Stutz DV-32 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: DV-26-1560
Sold for USD$660,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1933 Stutz DV-32 image  1933 Stutz DV-32 image  
1933 Stutz DV-32
Sold for USD$797,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Hershey
1933 Stutz DV-32 image  1933 Stutz DV-32 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1933 Stutz DV-32's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1933 Stutz DV-32 SedanDV64 15952019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $60,000$80,000
1933 STUTZ MODEL 32 DUAL COWL PHAETON 2001 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$295,000  

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Stutz DV-32 Vehicle Profiles
Convertible Coupe
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Coupe

Engine Num: DV32597
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Convertible Victoria
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Convertible Sedan
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 28261
Engine Num: DV33096
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Stutz DV-32 Sedan

Chassis Num: DV-21-1345
Engine Num: DV33019G
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Speedster Phaeton
Stutz DV-32 Speedster Phaeton

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-25-1277
Engine Num: 32996
Model Year: 1931
Convertible Victoria
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1294
Engine Num: DV-33007
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Victoria
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: MB-PC-1179
Engine Num: DV-33284
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Bearcat
Stutz DV-32 Bearcat

Model Year: 1932
Chassis
Stutz DV-32 Chassis

Model Year: 1932
Profile

Super Bearcat
Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat

Model Year: 1932
Profile
Boattail Speedster
Stutz DV-32 Boattail Speedster

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1932
Profile
Boattail Speedster
Stutz DV-32 Boattail Speedster

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1932
Profile

Convertible Sedan
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1932
Roadster
Stutz DV-32 Roadster

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1932
Profile
Speedster
Stutz DV-32 Speedster

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1932
Profile

Convertible Coupe
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-128-2012
Engine Num: DV-33001
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Sedan
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-26-1474
Engine Num: DV-33319
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Sedan
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-42-1450
Engine Num: DV-33165
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Stutz DV-32 Sedan

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-60-1448
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Victoria
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1294
Model Year: 1932
Profile
Convertible Victoria
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1452
Engine Num: DV-33168
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History

Super Bearcat
Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat

Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV-SB-1456
Model Year: 1932
Profile
Super Bearcat
Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat

Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV-SB-1486
Engine Num: DV33194
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Stutz DV-32 Roadster

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV1479
Model Year: 1932
Profile

Super Bearcat
Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat

Chassis Num: DV33068
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History
Super Bearcat
Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat

Model Year: 1933
Convertible Coupe
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1933
Profile

Dual Cowl Phaeton
Stutz DV-32 Dual Cowl Phaeton

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1933
Profile
Convertible Victoria
Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Model Year: 1933
Profile
Victoria Convertible
Stutz DV-32 Victoria Convertible

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 261560
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History

Dual Cowl Phaeton
Stutz DV-32 Dual Cowl Phaeton

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-26-1560
Engine Num: DV 33271
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History
Monte Carlo
Stutz DV-32 Monte Carlo

Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV-54-1559
Engine Num: DV-33270
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History
Victoria Convertible
Stutz DV-32 Victoria Convertible

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1558
Engine Num: DV-33268
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History

Monte Carlo
Stutz DV-32 Monte Carlo

Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV331-17
Model Year: 1933
Profile
Sedan
Stutz DV-32 Sedan

Chassis Num: DV64 1595
Engine Num: 33306
Model Year: 1933
Profile and Auction History


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