1932 Stutz Model DV-32 Super Bearcat Vehicle Profile

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-32 photograph

1932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-321932 Stutz Model DV-32
Super Bearcat
Harry Stutz built his reputation on speed. The first Bearcats, built in 1914, were the reigning champion of the American sports car scene. It was a lightweight, low slung raucous monster using a large slow revving 4-cylinder engine, producing 60 horsepower.

Lacking the financial resources of its competitors, Cadillac, Packard and Lincoln, who were building V-12 and V-16 engines, Stutz had its eight-cylinder DV-32. It featured twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, and hemispherical combustion chambers, boasted 156 horsepower and an astounding 300 lb-ft of torque - good for a guaranteed 100 mph. While it could not match the Cadillac and Marmon 16-cylinder cars or the Duesenberg J in raw power, at nearly half a horsepower per cubic inch it surpassed all but the Duesenberg in efficiency.

Stutz built 10 Super Bearcats, beginning in 1932. Eight still exist. The Super Bearcat sports a dual overhead cam 8-cylinder motor (known as the DV32), displacing 322 cubic-inches and producing 156 horsepower. This combined with a shortened chassis and lightweight coachwork allowed the Super Bearcat to exceed 90 MPH.

The DV-32 was a conundrum for Stutz; it was the company's greatest achievement and also its swan song. By the time it was introduced, Stutz's day was nearing its sunset. Between 1932 and 1934, fewer than 200 DV-32s were built. This is one of approximately eight Super Bearcats known to have survived.

This car was restored by Fran Roxas in 2000, and subsequently took Best in Class at Pebble Beach that year.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 1
2018 1
2015 2
2014 1
2012 1
2011 1
2009 1
2005 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$863,000$863,0001
2018$544,000$544,0001
2015$767,250$1,012,0002
2014$154,000$154,0001
2012$522,500$522,5001
2011$539,000$539,0001
2009$594,000$594,0001
2005$781,000$781,0001
2004$78,100$78,1001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston
Chassis#: DV-PC-1452
Sold for $863,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: DV-128-2012
Sold for $544,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV32 Tonneau Cowl Four-Passenger Speedster by LeBaron
Chassis#: DV-26-1474
Sold for $522,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat Convertible
Chassis#: DV-SB-1486
Sold for $1,012,000
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV32 Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: DV-42-1450
Sold for $154,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: DV-128-2012
Sold for $522,500
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat
Chassis#: DV33068
Sold for $539,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz Model DV-32
Sold for $594,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: DV33001
Sold for $781,000
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  1932 Stutz Model DV-32 image  
1932 Stutz DV-32 Hollywood Sport
Sold for $78,100
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1932 Stutz Model DV-32's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 STUTZ DV32 LEBARON SEDANDV-60-14482015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto$95,000$150,000$350,000
1932 Stutz DV32 Four Door Sedan 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$130,000  
1932 Stutz DV-32 2010 Leake Auctions Tulsa, Oklahoma$130,000  

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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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