1920 Stutz Series H / 5067 Chassis Information

Bearcat
Chassis Num: 5067
Engine Num: 5122
Sold for $341,000 at 2014 Bonhams.
Sold for $451,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company.
Soon after Harry C. Stutz completed building the prototype Bearcat racer, it was entered in the 1911 inaugural Indianapolis 500 race. The untested car did rather well, finishing the race and beating many established brands, earning the Stutz the slogan 'The Car That Made Good In A Day'.

The Bearcat was first offered to the public in 1912 and was essentially a road-worthy version of the highly successful Stutz racers that followed the original Indy car. The Bearcat featured a 'monocle' round glass windscreen - only for the driver - buck seats and no convertible top. They were constructed around an underslung chassis, ensuring a lower center of gravity and good handling characteristics due to its lightweight design. In early form, the car was powered by a Wisconsin T-head engine. The engine was later replaced by a Stutz-built, sixteen-valve, four-cylinder unit that was based heavily on Stutz's racing experience. The Stutz 'White Squadron' racers were powered by a similar engine, featuring four valves per cylinder.

To cope with the more powerful engine, Stutz added a heavier chassis and modern coachwork. The wheelbase was still light and short, measuring 120 inches, with the center of gravity being moved even lower by placing the tank down low in the rear, with a rear deck fitted to hold a couple of raked spares in racing fashion.

Chassis no. 5067
This car was owned for many years by Valentine of Vermont. Valentine located this car in Michigan, and purchased it because of its authenticity and completeness. The body was in need of repairs to metal and woodwork, its original light-gauge short Stutz Bearcat frame was complete, original, and unmodified. Soon after the purchase, the Bearcat was treated to a nearly two-decade long restoration by Tom Bachelor, who is currently the owner of this car.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014

Chassis# 5067

2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
Estimated Value:$400,000-$500,000 
Sale Price$451,000
2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
Sale Price$341,000

Analysis

Chassis number 5067 Auction Sales History
2017$451,000
2014$341,000

2017 2
2014 1
2012 1
2011 1
2009 1
2008 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$250,500$451,0002
2014$341,000$341,0001
2012$52,250$52,2501
2011$260,000$260,0001
2009$49,500$49,5001
2008$253,000$253,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1920 sales)
1920 Stutz Model H Seven-Passenger Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 7201
Sold for $50,000
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers: Texas Classic Auction
 
1920 Stutz Series H Bearcat
Chassis#: 5067
Sold for $451,000
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
    
1920 Stutz Series H Bearcat
Chassis#: 5067
Sold for $341,000
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
    
1920 Stutz Model H Seven-Passenger Touring
Chassis#: 8035
Sold for $52,250
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
    
1920 Stutz Bearcat
Chassis#: 6425
Sold for $260,000
  2011 Bonhams - Port Townsend Aero Museum
 
1920 Stutz Series H
Chassis#: 8035
Sold for $49,500
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
    
1920 STUTZ BEARCAT
Sold for $253,000
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction 2008
 

No Sale

1920 Stutz Series H's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1920 Stutz Model H Seven-Passenger Sport Phaeton72012016 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction $110,000$130,000
1920 Stutz Model H 2012 Branson Auction Spring 2012$55,000  

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