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1931 Stutz Model DV-32 Convertible Victoria / DV-PC-1294 Vehicle 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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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 :
USD $800,000-USD $1,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,100,000

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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