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1929 Stutz Model M

Chassis number : 31312

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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

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2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey

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

2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook

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

1929 Stutz Model M Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Stutz Model M

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Stutz Model M Dual Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron
Chassis#: M8-44-CY610
Sold for USD$78,100
  2022 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1929 Stutz Series M Tonneau Cowl Speedster
Chassis#: M8-44-CY25D
Sold for USD$145,600
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz Model M Lebaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: M844CY72E
Sold for USD$101,200
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1929 Stutz Model M Vertical 8 Town Car
Sold for USD$97,900
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Tonneau Cowl Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: SD23S
Sold for USD$212,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Tonneau Cowl Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: M8-44-CY25D
Sold for USD$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 USD$1,705,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
 
1929 STUTZ MODEL M
Chassis#: M8-21-SD 14W
Sold for USD$19,800
  2016 Bonhams : Preserving the Automobile
 
1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: M8-43-CY17A
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$176,000
  2013 Auctions America - California
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz Series M Two-Passenger Speedster
Chassis#: 31276
Sold for USD$139,000
  2012 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1929 Stutz 8 Speedster
Chassis#: 43278
Sold for USD$186,332
  2012 Coys - Techno Classica, Essen Germany
 
1929 Stutz Series M Four-Passenger Dual-Cowl Speedster
Chassis#: M843CY17A
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$82,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1930 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe
Chassis#: 31312
Sold for USD$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 USD$203,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
1929 Stutz Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
1929 Stutz M Vertical 8 Town Car
Sold for USD$105,600
  2003 Carail Museum
 
1929 STUTZ BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
Sold for USD$57,750
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Stutz Model Ms That Failed To Sell At Auction

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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1929 Stutz Model M Profiles

1929 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Lancefield
Chassis #: 31312
1929 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Town Car
Coachwork: LeBaron
1929 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Four-Passenger Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: M843CY17A
Engine #: 30.360
1929 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
1929 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Monte Carlo
Coachwork: Weymann
Chassis #: M854CD223
Engine #: 32523
1929 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Four-Passenger Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: M8-44-CY25D
Engine #: 30514
1929 Stutz Model M vehicle information
Speedster
Chassis #: M24 SY01S
Engine #: 30046