c.1970 Stitz Blackhawk VI Coupe, Chassis no. 231706
Lot 517
vers 1977 Stutz Blackhawk VI coupé Chassis no. 231706
Sold for €25,300 (US$ 32,027) inc. premium

Lot Details
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vers 1977 Stutz Blackhawk VI coupé
Chassis no. 231706
2011 a marqué le centenaire de la plus sportive des marques américaines, Stutz. La marque originale à laquelle elle doit son nom, avait disparu dans les années 1930. En l'espace d'un peu plus de deux décennies, elle avait laissé derrière elle un incroyable palmarès sportifs qui avaient débuté dès ses origines. Durant les 30 années qui suivirent, le nom de Stutz resta en sommeil, jusqu'à ce que, dans les années 1960, il ressuscitât sous une raison sociale un peu différente, la Stutz Motor Car of America. Ce n'était nul autre que Virgil Exner, avec le soutien du banquier New Yorkais James O'Connell, qui avait dessiné la voiture qui monopolisait toute l'attention. Construite sur un châssis de Pontiac moderne et animée par leur « big block », pas moins de 425 ch propulsaient cette nouvelle et luxueuse Stutz.

Elvis Presley acheta la première et devait en acquérir trois autres par la suite, tandis que de nombreuses autres personnalités du show business prenaient livraison de cet accessoire très tendance, incluant deux des membres du Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra et Dean Martin, et d'autres comme Lucille Ball et Liberace. Cette Blackhawk VI 1977est propulsée par un moteur V8 Pontiac de 7,453 cm3 modifié, accouplé à une transmission automatique à trois rapports. Elle a été acquise par Charles M. Brown à une vente aux enchères en Suisse en 1999 où elle était préservée dans une collection depuis « de nombreuses années ». La voiture a fait l'objet d'une rénovation complète, il y a une dizaine d'années, afin de la remettre dans un excellent état, extérieurement et mécaniquement. Cette Blackhawk reste en bon état et complète avec son intérieur décadent et ses options qui comprennent un toit ouvrant et des roues à rayons.

Compte tenu de son bon état, ce pourrait être l'un des meilleurs exemples survécu aujourd'hui. Sûre d'attirer les regards, entre sa performance, le design et les détails elle fournira un bon divertissement au pilote!

c.1977 Stutz Blackhawk VI Coupé
Chassis No. 231706

2011 marked the centennial of America's most sporting prewar car, Stutz. The original brand for which it is generally heralded failed in the mid-1930s, however, in a little over two decades, the company left an incredible legacy of racing success which began in their earliest days. For the next 30 or more years the Stutz name would lay dormant, until the late 1960s when it would be revived in an altogether different incarnation, as the Stutz Motor Car of America. With funding from New York banker James O'Connell, none other than famed designer Virgil Exner penned a design that as ever was sure to draw attention. Built on a contemporary Pontiac chassis and powered by their 'big block' engine, some 425bhp was on tap to propel an all new luxurious Stutz.

Elvis Presley purchased the first one, and would later buy three others, while a number of celebrities also picked up on this fashion accessory, including Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as well as Lucille Ball and Liberace. This 1977 Blackhawk VI is powered by a modified Pontiac 455 cubic inch V8, coupled to a three speed transmission. It was acquired by Charles H. Brown at auction in Switzerland in 1999, having resided in the collection that it was offered from for 'a number of years'. Approximately 10 years ago the car received a thorough refurbishment to put it into very fine mechanical and cosmetic order. The Blackhawk remains in very good shape and complete with its decadent interior and complement of features which includes a sunroof and wire wheels.

Given its condition, this may well be one of the best examples to survive today. Sure to turn a few heads when you take it out, between its performance, design and details is sure to provide good entertainment for the driver too, as it certainly did for its former owner!

Footnotes

  • No Reserve

Saleroom notices

  • Le numéro de chassis doit etre lu ainsi: 2K 57K 7P 231768 The chassis number should read - 2K 57K 7P 231768
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