Lot 24

1929 Stutz Series M Tonneau Cowl Speedster

Coachwork by LeBaron

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$125,000 - $150,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Formerly Part of the A.K. Miller Stutz Collection

Authentic Restoration with Dashing LeBaron Custom Coachwork

Challenger-Type Vertical Eight Engine and First Year for the Four-Speed Gearbox

Technical Specs

322 CID SOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Updraft Carburetor

113 BHP at 3,300 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Live-Axle Suspension with Leaf Springs

From its debut at the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911, Stutz cultivated an obsession with speed. Following its 1927 Stevens Trophy Cup and AAA Stock Car Champion wins and its epic 1928 Le Mans battle, the Indianapolis firm introduced its improved Series M for 1929, exemplified by this most dashing offering fitted with custom LeBaron coachwork.

Increased power came courtesy of the enlarged straight-eight engine incorporating the Challenger cylinder head and manifold improvements. When coupled with the new four-speed gearbox, the Series M delivered the best performance to date. Its mechanical prowess is complemented with LeBaron’s rakish tonneau cowl coachwork. Fitted to the generous 145" wheelbase chassis, the body features cut-down front doors, a hinged rear cowl panel, and dual fold-down windshields, transporting its four passengers in sporting style.

Long part of the famed A.K. Miller Stutz collection, this car benefited from a careful restoration and is presented in understated tones of dark red with black fenders, painted wire wheels fitted with blackwall tires, a tan canvas top, and leather upholstery. Purchased by Mark Smith at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions in 2019, the Stutz is accompanied by a set of tools, jack, and a matching tan canvas cover for the rear-mounted trunk. Configured with its top up or down, or perhaps with both windshields lowered for the ultimate in open-air motoring, its next driver, as well as its passengers, can look forward to a most exhilarating driving experience.

*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.

Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.


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