After a period of corporate instability and the departure of Harry Stutz in the early 1920s, the Stutz Motor Car Company came under the direction of Hungarian-born engineer Fredrick Moskovics. Moskovics completely redesigned the Stutz car, giving it a new eight-cylinder, overhead-cam engine, a double-drop chassis frame, a worm gear rear axle, safety glass, and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. The latter feature was noteworthy for its design. This system was termed “hydrostatic,” and it used water with an anti-freeze additive, but it was used for one year only. Although somewhat boxy in comparison to competitors, the Stutz rode several inches lower. It soon became known as the “Safety Stutz” with the “Vertical Eight” engine, which were terms that would be used for the remainder of the company’s life.
The wonderful Broughton Sedan offered here has enjoyed a “frame-off” restoration with no expense spared. As you can imagine the Stutz is presented in fabulous condition; the chrome, paint, interior and roof are all truly excellent. The Straight Eight engine runs extremely well and with plenty of power, it provides a rewarding driving experience. The Stutz has been imported into the UK with all taxes paid and is offered with its US title document.
Beautifully finished in regency red with a sumptuous brown leather interior, we are confident this Vertical Eight would be a splendid addition to any collection.
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