1932 Stutz DV32SOLD

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Exterior Color: Blue

The Great Depression quickly brought Stutz to its knees, but not before Charles "Pop" Greuter had a chance to deliver one last, brilliant, design that capped the glorious history of Stutz, "The Car That Made Good in a Day," and brought the marque to a fitting end. It was the DV-32, a 4-valve per cylinder, dual overhead camshaft 322 cubic inch inline eight cylinder that matched any of its competition in sophistication, power and performance. Its 156 horsepower was power to be reckoned with by competitors and challenged Stutz drivers. Stutz also featured four-wheel hydraulic brakes since 1929, far earlier than any of its competitors, and dual ignition. With that sophisticated chassis and engine as a base the company offered a daunting array of coachwork, advertising thirty-six "custom and standard" bodies, all of them guaranteed to do 100mph. Even the four-door sedans, such as this gorgeous 1932 in Blue with Dark Blue fenders and beltline accent set off with Yellow coachlines, were handsome, sporting, distinctive high performance automobiles, the gentlemen's hot rods of their day. Upholstered in succulent Camel cloth with Brown carpets, it has dual sidemounts, wire wheels attractively finished with Blue rims and chrome spokes and centers, dual chrome horns, Ryanlite headlights (and Stutz's attractive matching fender marker lights), chrome hood hinges and hood side vent doors. The interior is fully appointed including lap robe rope, a folding footrest, rollup window shades and an abundance of finely finished wood trim. The dashboard is the businesslike, well-instrumented layout appropriate to the DV-32's performance. A Waltham clock is integrated with the rear view mirror and the front seats feature unusual sun visors which are hinged on the roof over a foot back from the windshield so they can effectively shield the driver's and passenger's eyes from glare. Under the hood the engine is beautifully presented and has been updated with the improved downdraft Stromberg dual throat carburetor which Stutz adopted later in the DV-32's run (a simple change which involves only turning the original updraft intake manifold over and fitting the later carburetor.) It has been fully restored down to the last nut and bolt (with photo documentation) and looks like it, a super CCCA Full Classic (tm) that has covered only a few miles since the restoration was completed. It will continue to "make good", just as Harry Stutz's first car did on that day at Indianapolis in 1911.

Reference Number 87281

as of 6/22/2010

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Car 1932 Stutz DV32
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