1929 Stutz Model M Coupe / 31312 Chassis Information

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Coachwork: Lancefield
Chassis #: 31312
Sold for $715,000 at 2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook.
Sold for $660,000 at 2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey.
The Stutz Company was named after its founder, Harry Stutz, who had a strong engineering background, beginning with a spectacular initial success at Indianapolis in 1911. This victory earned the company a reputation as 'the car that made good in a day.' Along with Duesenberg, Stutz earnestly maintained a racing presence. The last Stutz was manufactured in 1934. Only 35,000 examples were produced during the company's 25-year history.

The Model M was introduced in 1929. It featured an auxiliary trunk, rumble seat, dual side-mount tires and wire wheels. Power was from a 352 cubic-inch single overhead camshaft engine offering 185 horsepower.

This 1930 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe carries chassis number 31312, and is one of only two Supercharged Model M Examples ever constructed (some sources state this is the only super charged coupe ever built and is the only surviving Lancefield Bodied Stutz out of five ever built.) . The coachwork is courtesy of Lancefield of England, thus the vehicle has very many 'European' characteristics. It was originally sold by Warwick Wright, Ltd of London, the main UK dealer.

The 325 cubic-inch single overhead camshaft engine produces 185 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox. Drum brakes provide the stopping power while a semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension in the front and rear provide a comfortable ride.

The car is exquisite, with side step plates, cycle fenders, and a sliding sunroof. The giant Zeiss headlamps provide ample light during night driving.

In 1996 it was sold at auction where it netted $151,000 in un-restored form. A restoration soon was undertaken and the finished product was covered in red and black paint. It was entered in the 1997 Peking to Paris Rally, after it had just been restored. The car had endured no testing. Even still, the car performed exceptionally well. It was not until a failed electrical part for the car to retire from the 45 day race.

The car was shown at the 50th anniversary of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it earned a Best in Class award and the Briggs Cunningham award for the most exciting car present. It was awarded Best of Show at the 2006 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance.

It went to auction in September of 2000 where the auction house, RM Auctions, sold the masterpiece for $348,000. The new owner, the legendary Skip Barber, had won the high bid. He commissioned work to be done on some of the mechanical components. The engine was sent to Holman Engineering in Springfield, Massachusetts where it received a complete mechanical rebuild of various parts.

This elegant car has toured the international concours d'Eelegance circuit, where it has racked up impressive awards.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2015

2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$500,000-$700,000 
Sale Price :
$660,000

2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$500,000-$700,000 
Sale Price :
$715,000

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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