Stutz Model H Seven-Passenger Touring
Stutz was called the “car that made good in a day” because of its 11th place finish in the inaugural 1911 Indianapolis 500. Amazingly, the Stutz in the race had been one of the first off the build line, with no special preparation, and was driven from the Indianapolis Stutz plant directly to the race track. Harry Stutz capitalized on racing wins and created the famous Stutz Bearcat. Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker drove a Bearcat from Los Angeles to New York City in 1915, setting a coast-to-coast record in 11 days, seven hours and 15 minutes.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
80 bhp, 360.8 cu. in. T-head, four-valve four-cylinder engine with twin spark ignition, three-speed manual transaxle, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and two-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 130"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Eugene Robertson