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1931 Stutz Model DV-32 Convertible Victoria / MB-PC-1179 Vehicle Information

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32
High bid of $375,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - Monterey. (did not sell)
As many automakers began using large V12 and V16 engines, Stutz decided to stick with their 322 cubic-inch former BB engine which had been designed by the dean of the Stutz engineering department, Charles 'Pop' Greuter, who gave it double overhead camshafts and angled valves above hemispherical combustion chambers. In this guise, the four valves per cylinder earned it the 'DV32' name. The engine offered 125 horsepower, or about the same horsepower-per-cubic-inch ratio of the Model J Duesenberg. The gearbox was a four-speed unit built by Duesenberg's supplier, Warner.

The DV32 was capable of 80 mph, even with the heaviest formal coachwork on the longest chassis. Sadly, only about 200 examples were delivered before the company succumbed to the Great Depression.

For three decades, Rollston Company of New York City was Manhattan's most prestigious coachbuilder. They portfolio was diverse and encompassed everything from fleet roadsters to very large town cars. Their work was done to very high standards focusing on build quality, with equally impressive price tags.

The five-passenger convertible victoria was originally developed in Europe in the early 1920s and the popularized in the United States by Waterhouse and, later, Rollston, who continued producing it after Waterhouse folded. The style was distinguished by a formal top with no rear quarter windows, providing a sheltered perch for rear seat passengers when the top was raised. When lowered, the top would lie flat into a scooped 'notch' behind the doors. Other design elements included a lowered windscreen and side windows.

This Rollston Convertible Victoria is the second of seven built on the Stutz chassis. It was displayed at the Chicago Auto Show of 1931. In the 1960s, the original SV16 engine was replaced by the more desirable DV32 unit, after which the car spent many years in the well-known collection of Bill Harrah. It was eventually acquired from Harrah's Automobile Collection by Knox Kershaw. The present owner acquired it from Mr. Kershaw in the early 1990s.

The owner undertook an exhaustive, high-quality, nut-and-bolt restoration to concours levels, which was completed in the early 1990s. After the work was completed, it was shown at several events including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1994, where it was awarded Second in Class. In 2000, it was shown at the California Grand Classic of the Classic Car Club of America, where it was judged at 100 points.

The car is finished in pale blue with dark red beltlines and a black top. The interior is upholstered in dark red leather. There are Ryanlite headlights and the famous 'Ra' headlamps.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014



2013 RM Auctions - Monterey

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $375,000

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston
Chassis#: DV-PC-1294
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: DV-42-1383
Sold for USD$159,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 28261
Sold for USD$154,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1931 Stutz DV-32 Sedan
Chassis#: DV-21-1345
Sold for USD$170,500
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1931 Stutz DV-32 Speedster Phaeton
Chassis#: DV 25 1277
Sold for USD$561,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1931 Stutz DV32 Roadster
Chassis#: DV-28-1309
Sold for USD$105,300
  2008 The Richard C. Paine Jr. Collection
 
1931 Stutz DV-32 Speedster Phaeton
Chassis#: DV-25-1277
Sold for USD$517,000
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Stutz Model DV-32's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria by RollstonMB-PC-11792013 RM Auctions Monterey$375,000  
1931 Stutz DV32 Bearcat Speedster 2004 Bonhams Collector's Motorcars $350,000$450,000

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

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

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

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

Sedan
Stutz Model DV-32 Sedan

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

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

Model Year: 1932
Chassis
Stutz Model DV-32 Chassis

Model Year: 1932
Profile

Super Bearcat
Stutz Model DV-32 Super Bearcat

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

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

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1932
Profile

Convertible Sedan
Stutz Model DV-32 Convertible Sedan

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

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

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1932
Profile

Convertible Coupe
Stutz Model 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 Model 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 Model DV-32 Convertible Sedan

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

Sedan
Stutz Model DV-32 Sedan

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

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

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

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

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

Super Bearcat
Stutz Model DV-32 Super Bearcat

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

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

Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Model Year: 1933
Profile

Dual Cowl Phaeton
Stutz Model DV-32 Dual Cowl Phaeton

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

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

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

Dual Cowl Phaeton
Stutz Model 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 Model 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 Model 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 Model DV-32 Monte Carlo

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

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


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