1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Speedster / M843CY17A Chassis Information

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

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Four-Passenger Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: M843CY17A
Engine # 30.360
Sold for $282,000 at 2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale.
Sold for $302,500 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction.
The company that bore Harry C. Stutz's surname was a low production, quality company that had a reputation for their performance and speed. They were victorious in the American racing scene, and were a dominant force with the 'White Squadron' racing team. Their Bearcat models have become immortalized and will always be considered as one of the great icons of motoring.

Throughout the lifespan of the company, it experienced its shares of 'ups and downs.' Harry C. Stutz eventually lost control of his company and was replaced by Fred Moskovics, who was an equally brilliant man and a visionary. Moskovics resume included work at Marmon and he was inspired by many great European marques such as Alfa Romeo, Daimler, Mercedes, and Bentley.

Part of the formula for the Stutz cars performance success was their low chassis and powerful Eight cylinder motor. By using a Timken worm drive rear axle the entire chassis could be lowered considerably. This setup was also used to the same effect in the Double Six Daimler and the low chassis Invictas.

Timken hydrostatic brakes were initially used but later replaced with Lockheed hydraulics with oversized finned drums at all four corners. A Warner three-speed transmission was used, later replaced by a four-speed Detroit Gear unit. At the time, four-speed gearbox was a novelty in the United States and very few automakers used it. Eventually, Stutz went back to the three-speed Warner in 1931.

The new Eight-cylinder 'Safety Stutz' proved their potential on the racing circuit, for in 1928 their Stutz won every American Stock Car race entered and was declared World's Champion. Two custom Blackhawk Speedster bodies were penned by Le Baron to take full advantage of the performance. The four-passenger speedster body was designed and built so Stutz would have a car eligible for racing that required four seats.

The 24 Hours of LeMans was the most famous race requiring passenger cars with four seats and a top. At the time, this event was relatively unknown in America but was the highlight on the European racing calendar. A French Stutz agent entered the Stock Stutz Blackhawk Four-Passenger Speedster int he 1928 event. This was the only Stutz entered in the race, and it held the lead for much of the race, battling off an entire team of works Bentleys. Unfortunately, a loss of high gear late in the race forced the Stutz to finish second.

Chasis M843CY17A
This Four-Passenger Dual-Cowl Speedster Model M features the 'Challenger' engine, used at LeMans, with better head porting and improved performance and flexibility. There is a four-speed transmission that only 1929 and 1930 model Stutz were given. The brakes are the vacuum boosted Lockheed units which proved to be far superior to the Timken design of earlier models.

The LeBaron Speedster bodywork is elegant and 'European', with cut-down doors, dual cowl configuration and a close coupled design.

This vehicle was once part of the Briggs Cunningham collection and featured in his book 'Connoisseur's Choice - Racing, Sports and Touring Cars.' After its time in the Cunningham collection, it went to the Stutz Club founding member William Ruger.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Quail Lodge auction presented by Bonhams. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $282,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011

2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$275,000-$325,000 
Sale Price :
$302,500

2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale

Sale Price :
$282,000

2018 2
2017 2
2016 1
2015 1
2014 1
2013 1
2012 2
2011 1
2010 2
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$155,350$212,8002
2017$948,750$1,705,0002
2016$19,800$19,8001
2015$302,500$302,5001
2014$264,000$264,0001
2013$176,000$176,0001
2012$162,666$186,3322
2011$282,000$282,0001
2010$371,250$660,0002
2006$715,000$715,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Stutz Model M Vertical 8 Town Car
Sold for $97,900
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Tonneau Cowl Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: SD23S
Sold for $212,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Tonneau Cowl Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: M8-44-CY25D
Sold for $192,500
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe by Lancefield
Chassis#: M-C-31312
Sold for $1,705,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
 
1929 STUTZ MODEL M
Chassis#: M8-21-SD 14W
Sold for $19,800
  2016 Bonhams : Preserving the Automobile
 
1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: M8-43-CY17A
Sold for $302,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz Model M Monte Carlo
Chassis#: M854CD223
Sold for $264,000
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Speedster
Chassis#: M24 SY01S
Sold for $176,000
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1929 Stutz Series M Two-Passenger Speedster
Chassis#: 31276
Sold for $139,000
  2012 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1929 Stutz 8 Speedster
Chassis#: 43278
Sold for $186,332
  2012 Coys - Techno Classica, Essen Germany
 
1929 Stutz Series M Four-Passenger Dual-Cowl Speedster
Chassis#: M843CY17A
Sold for $282,000
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1930 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe
Chassis#: 31312
Sold for $660,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Town Car
Chassis#: M867CD19S
Sold for $82,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1930 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe
Chassis#: 31312
Sold for $715,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Speedster
Chassis#: 30046
Sold for $203,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1929 Stutz M Vertical 8 Town Car
Sold for $105,600
  2003 Carail Museum
 
1929 STUTZ BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
Sold for $57,750
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 
1929 STUTZ BLACKHAWK SPEEDSTER
Sold for $49,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Scottsdale Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1929 Stutz Model M's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 Stutz Series M Four-Passenger, Dual-Cowl SpeedsterM8-44-CY25D2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $275,000$350,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Stutz Model AA1927 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Robbins Body Corp
Chassis Num: AA-C18-86501
Engine Num: 84675
Chassis information for the Stutz Model BB1928 Touring Car
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model BB1928 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Phillips
Chassis information for the Stutz Model BB1928 Sedan
Chassis Num: BB74Y
Engine Num: 92089C
Chassis information for the Stutz Model BB1928 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Robbins Body Corp
Chassis Num: BBC4BB27C
Engine Num: 91470
Chassis information for the Stutz Supercharged1929 LeMans Tourer
Coachbuilder: Lancefield
Chassis information for the Stutz Model M1929 Town Car
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model M1929 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Lancefield
Chassis Num: 31312
Chassis information for the Stutz Model M1929 Four-Passenger Speedster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: M8-44-CY25D
Engine Num: 30514
Chassis information for the Stutz Model M1929 Four-Passenger Speedster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: M843CY17A
Engine Num: 30.360
Chassis information for the Stutz Model M1929 Monte Carlo
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: M854CD223
Engine Num: 32523
Chassis information for the Stutz Model MB1930 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis information for the Stutz Model MB1930 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis information for the Stutz Model M1930 Speedster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model MB1930 Versailles
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: M8-36-SD19S
Engine Num: 32327
Chassis information for the Stutz Model M1930 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: M8-46-CD25E
Engine Num: 32550
Chassis information for the Stutz Model MB1931 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model MB1931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company


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