1931 Stutz Model DV-32 Convertible Victoria / DV-PC-1294 Chassis Information

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1931 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

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Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Chassis #: DV-PC-1294
Engine #: DV-33007
Sold for $1,100,000 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
The Rollston design number 159, a convertible Victoria for the Stutz chassis, was drawn on December 30th of 1930. The design had a formal top that lacked rear quarter windows, and provided sheltered perch for rear-seat passengers when the top was raised. When the top was lowered, the top would lie flat into a scooped 'notch' behind the doors. Other design features included long doors and a lowered windscreen. The design had originally been developed in Europe in the early 1920s. Waterhouse and later, Rollston, helped popularize the design in the United States in the early 1920s.

It is believed that six Rollston-built Convertible Victorias were eventually built. This particular example, wearing body number 507-A, is believed to have been the first Rollston body built on the DV-32 chassis. The car was originally painted Pyramid Gray, only to have been changed to all-over black with silver striping before delivery. The car was originally to have Eagle Ottawa Persian Morocco leather and all of its hardware chrome plated.

Upon completion, the car was sent to Toronto, Ontario, where local dealer V&S Motors sold it to John Paris Bickell. It is believed that the car remained in his care until his passing in 1951, after which it was sold to Samuel Foote of Toronto. It remained with him until 1962, when it was sold to Gary Campbell. Around 1968, it was sold to Dr. Donald Vesley, from whom Stan Staniszewski of Troy, Michigan, purchased it around 1978.

Mr. Staniszewski began the Stutz's restoration, which progressed off and on for some three decades. In late 2010, Mr. Staniszewski sold the Stutz to its present owner, Richard Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's own Old Iron Works of Montgomery, Texas, began the restoration anew to modern concours standards, which was completed in 2013. It was taken back to the original color scheme specified on the Rollston build sheet.

Since its completion, the car has won numerous awards, most prominently Best of Show victories at Keels and Wheels and the Louisville Concours d'Elegance, as well as Best in Class at Amelia Island and Chairman's Choice at the Milwaukee Masterpiece.

The car rides on a wheelbase of 134.5 inches and weighs 4,850 pounds. It is powered by a 322 cubic-inch, inline 8-cylinder engine developing 113 horsepower. It sold for $2,995 in 1931.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2016


2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$800,000-$1,000,000 
Sale Price :
$1,100,000

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston
Chassis#: DV-PC-1294
Sold for $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 $159,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1931 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 28261
Sold for $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 $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 $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 $105,300
  2008 The Richard C. Paine Jr. Collection
 
1931 Stutz DV-32 Speedster Phaeton
Chassis#: DV-25-1277
Sold for $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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321931 Convertible Coupe
Engine Num: DV32597
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321931 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 28261
Engine Num: DV33096
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321931 Sedan
Chassis Num: DV-21-1345
Engine Num: DV33019G
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321931 Speedster Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-25-1277
Engine Num: 32996
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1294
Engine Num: DV-33007
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: MB-PC-1179
Engine Num: DV-33284
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Speedster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-128-2012
Engine Num: DV-33001
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-26-1474
Engine Num: DV-33319
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-42-1450
Engine Num: DV-33165
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-60-1448
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1294
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1452
Engine Num: DV-33168
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Super Bearcat
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV-SB-1456
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Super Bearcat
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV-SB-1486
Engine Num: DV33194
Chassis information for the Stutz Model DV-321932 Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV1479
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Victoria Convertible
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 261560
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: DV-26-1560
Engine Num: DV 33271
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Monte Carlo
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV-54-1559
Engine Num: DV-33270
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Victoria Convertible
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: DV-PC-1558
Engine Num: DV-33268
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Monte Carlo
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: DV331-17
Chassis information for the Stutz DV-321933 Sedan
Chassis Num: DV64 1595
Engine Num: 33306


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