Mar. 15th 2012 – auto of the day – THE AUTO OF THE DAY
1928 Stutz BB HC Coupe
Original HC motor – Very rare 1 of 1
San Francisco Sports Cars is proud to offer this 1928 Stutz for sale.Very rare, 1 of 1 1928 Stutz “Corsica” coupe bodied in 1933, original, unrestored, incredible! This one off Stutz was commissioned by a prominent winery owner through Corsica Coachworks to be built into the stunning coupe you see here today, she is well known and has not been offered for sale in many, many years.
Having her original HC motor and having been painted only 1 time in the early fifties, she should be eligible to show in any preservation class including Pebble Beach. The car could then be restored and shown again as a freshly redone masterpiece. According to the 2 most recent appraisals, her story is as follows:
The 2nd body coupe was built on a very rare model BB chassis, this chassis was only built 1 year. The original body is unknown although it is believed to have been a boattail roadster. It is known that the car started it’s life in a right hand drive country, presumably England. In about 1930 the car found its way from the UK to Australia where it was first owned by an Australian winery owner and next a Circus owner where she was billed as the fastest car in the world!
It is believed that the car was sold to an American in about 1950 when it was shipped stateside, painted blue with orange wheels and enjoyed ever since. The car has been in some of the best collectors hands ever since and has never been restored in any way. We have just spent a considerable amount to make her roadworthy once again and have receipts for all work performed. The car starts, stops, and runs without fuss and is a marvel to see and hear once again.
Asking market correct price, trade ins gladly considered. Leasing and finance options are available.
March 19th Bid: US$69,660
Comment: A one off, would be extraordinary once restored, and is pretty cool as is, would surely be worth US$500,000 or even a MIL if the story is real.