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1931 STUTZ DV-32 BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
1931 Stutz DV-32 Boattail SpeedsterFounded by Harry C. Stutz, The Stutz Motor Company was an American producer of luxury cars based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Production began in 1911 and continued until 1935.

1931 Stutz DV-32 Boattail SpeedsterIn the early years of the Depression, the company was struggling in the luxury car market. Packard had its superb V-12 and Cadillac had its magnificent V-12 and V-16. But Stutz came back like a typhoon with its innovative straight-eight engine, with four valves per cylinder and dual overhead cams. 1931 Stutz DV-32 Boattail SpeedsterThe 322-cubic inch engine put out 156 horsepower, thirteen more than Packard’s V-12 and only nine less than Cadillac’s much larger V-16.

1931 Stutz DV-32 Boattail SpeedsterIt is said that Stutz built sixteen Boattail Speedsters with the DV-32 engine. They sat on a wheel-base measuring 134 inches, and had an original sale price of $6,495. Only six of the DV-32 Boattails are thought to still exist. A few were Weymann-bodied. 1931 Stutz DV-32 Boattail SpeedsterThere are three Boattails known to have coachwork by Fleetwood. This magnificent Stutz Boattail, displayed in the Cussler Museum has a Weymann body.

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