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1930 Stutz Model M

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Harry Stutz was responsible for one of the great early American Sports cars, the Stutz Bearcat Speedster of 1914. That car featured a low hung chassis and large slow turning engine topped with minimal bodywork.

This Stutz Model M two-passenger speedster features a body by LeBaron. It is a short wheelbase model with the optional 'HC' high compression engine, which features a worm gear differential. As with other Stutz models, it features 4-wheel hydraulic brakes with variable assist and a 4-speed transmission. An additional features is the beautiful engine turned instrument panel, a unique and unusual special order, along with the bold two-tone black and yellow leather interior with arm rest, which truly compliments the as original bright yellow exterior finish featuring deep red wheels.

This history of this car, a M 2-Passenger Speedster, has been documented to 1949 when owner Joseph McNutt ran the car on the Granville Rally and the Glidden Tour. Next, it was owned by noted collector Ben Johnson, who confirmed that the paint and upholstery remained in original colors. During its life, it spent some time in the Crawford Museum. It spent several decades in the Wisconsin Auto Museum, and in 1963, it was shown in an Indianapolis newspaper where the owners had driven the car to over 100 miles per hour at an event held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

With only 17,000 miles it joined the Del Beyer collection in 1964 and was displayed at the Hartford Heritage Museum. It was also featured in Automotive Quarterly. The current owner acquired the car in 2005 with only 20,000 miles on it.

This 1930 Model M Speedster is one of only two currently known to exist. It is a truly one-off automobile, as every Stutz Model M built was unique.

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1930 Stutz Model M Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Stutz Model M

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Stutz Model M Boattail Speedster Special
Chassis#: M8-28-SY-072
Sold for USD$74,250
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
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1930 Stutz Series M Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: M8-28-SY90H
Sold for USD$445,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
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1930 Stutz Model M Two-Passenger Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: M8-24-SD220
Sold for USD$145,600
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1930 STUTZ SERIES M CABRIOLET
Chassis#: M8-46-CD25E
Sold for USD$104,500
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1930 Stutz Black Hawk
Sold for USD$42,600
  2011 Branson Collector Car Auction - Oct 22, 2011
 
1930 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight
Sold for USD$163,900
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1930 STUTZ BLACK HAWK TOURING
Sold for USD$35,200
  2003 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2003
 

Stutz Model Ms That Failed To Sell At Auction

1930 Stutz Model M's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Stutz Model M Boattail Speedster 2020 Mecum : Indy$80,000$125,000$140,000
1930 STUTZ SERIES M CABRIOLETM8-46-CD25E2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $180,000$240,000

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1930 Stutz Model M Profiles

1930 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: M8-46-CD25E
Engine #: 32550
1930 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
1930 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: M8-28-SY90H