1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Speedster / M8-44-CY25D Chassis Information

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

1929 Stutz Model M photograph

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Four-Passenger Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: M8-44-CY25D
Engine #: 30514
Sold for $192,500 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
Sold for $145,600 at 2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
The Stutz marque was a low production company that built a reputation for their speed and performance. Their 'White Squadron' racing team had a very successful reputation in the American racing scene during the teens and the Bearcat has always been considered one of the great icons of motoring.

Over the years, the company experienced many highs and lows and Harry C. Stutz eventually lost control of his company. Fred Moskovics took over the reins and fortunately for the company, he was equally visionary and brilliant as the man he replaced. Moskovics took it upon himself to produce an American car that could rival the world's best. He surrounded himself with a team of talented engineers, most notably Charles 'Pop' Greuter. His expertise included building and designing engines, and he was fascinated with the potential of overhead cam valve trains. His design for Excelsior of an over-head cam straight-eight would prove the basis for the new Stutz Eight. It was a chain driven overhead cam unit with ten main bearings, dual ignition, dual throat carburetion and cross flow porting.

To realize the potential of the new engine, a new chassis had to be built. By using a Timken worm drive rear axle, the whole chassis was able to be lowered considerably. Braking was initially handled by Timken hydrostatic then Lockheed hydraulics with oversized finned drums on all four wheels. Transmission would be first by a three-speed Warner then a four-speed Detroit Gear unit. Stutz eventually went back to the three-speed Warner in 1931.

The new Eight-Cylinder 'Safety Stutz' won every American Stock Car race entered in 1928 and was declared World's Champion. Two custom Blackhawk Speedster bodies were penned by Le Baron to take full advantage of the performance. The four-passenger speedster body was designed and built so Stutz would have a car eligible for racing that required four seats.

At the time, the 24 Hours of LeMans required passenger cars with four seats and a top. Although relatively unknown to the American public, a French Stutz agent entered the Stock Stutz Blackhawk Four-Passenger Speedster in the 1928 event. It was the only Stutz entered, and it held the lead for much of the race. Unfortunately, the Stutz finished second after losing high gear late in the race.

This particular 1929 Stutz Speedster features the 'Challenger' engine, used at LeMans, with better head porting and improved performance and flexibility. There is a four-speed transmission that only 1929 and 1930 model Stutz's have. Braking is handled by vacuum boosted Lockheed units.

The Four-Passenger, Dual-Cowl Speedster body was created by LeBaron. With a nod to the European grand tourers, it features cut-down doors, a close coupled body design, and dual cowls.

This car was once part of the AK Miller collection. Since its extraction in 1996, this Stutz has been given a full restoration.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2017


2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$175,000-$220,000 
Sale Price :
$145,600

2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$240,000-$280,000 
Sale Price :
$192,500

2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$275,000-$350,000 
Lot was not sold

2019 2
2018 2
2017 2
2016 1
2015 1
2014 1
2013 1
2012 2
2011 1
2010 2

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Stutz Series M Tonneau Cowl Speedster
Chassis#: M8-44-CY25D
Sold for $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 $101,200
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
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 Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
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 Model M image  1929 Stutz Model M image  
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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1929 Stutz Model M vehicle thumbnail image  1929 Stutz Model M vehicle thumbnail image  

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 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Phillips
Chassis Num: 88626
Engine Num: 91981
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 Model M1929 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Hibbard and Darrin
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 Speedster
Chassis Num: M24 SY01S
Engine Num: 30046
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 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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