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who is the best source for info about 1927/28 STuTZ speedster


j m davis phd
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The chassis number is behind the passenger side rear bumper bracket on the chassis horn.  
 

If you can get that it will determine AA (27) or BB (28).

 

also, you could post some pictures and we can help Id the body.

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4 hours ago, j m davis phd said:

looking to chat and learn about the 1927/28 STuTZ 2 passenger speedster, any and all info is greatly appreciated 

The book, The Splendid Stutz will tell you a great deal about the cars. It is for sale through the Club and is well worth the price.

The  1927/'28 2 passenger speedster description  sort-of covers a few different  body types. Some people call the Boattail Speedster just a 'speedster', whereas the catalogue refers to other body types as a 'speedster'. All were built on the short 131 inch chassis, if memory serves me. The chassis length changed in 1929 to 134.5 inches, which did not fit the older bodies.

Good luck.

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thank you all, at this point, I am trying to learn as much as I can, I find so much of the info is not very clear and looking for that one guy or guys that seem to know the speedsters inside and out.

STuTZ did lots of interesting things in constructing cars, like the windshield/cowl used on the speedster, what else was it used on?

27 body vs 28 body, tails lights? step plates? and I could go on for awhile asking questions

good reproduction makes it hard to tell the difference between the original, what are some of things to look.

do have the Splendid STuTZ and have more questions than not from reading it

are all speedsters Blackhawks or ?

sorry for the dumb questions, usually I am pretty good at car history but this one has me a little confused, really looking to learn what is correct and what is not!

thank you 

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In my old age I can't remember where I saw the ad for the 2 reproduction speedsters.   Sometime in the last month.

 

The chances of finding one real car is tiny,  the chances of finding two together is zero. 

 

When you go to look,  if you see new metal and new wood then you know you have a new body, at least in the tail.

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And Mark (smile) is correct.   The "speedster" moniker could have been a number of different body styles but these days it typically refers to the boat tail cars.

 

For example,  this was sold by RM last year and it is a "four passenger speedster",  even though it looks a lot like a 4 passenger phaeton to me.

1928StutzFourPassengerSpeedster.jpg

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good afternoon, I know I am reaching back aways and hoping,

In the mid to late 70's Dr, Davis of Wilsonville, Oregon had a 1928 STuTz Blackhawk speedster, it was sold and would like to see if anyone knows of this car, yes, I know it is a long shot, any and all info would be appreciated very much...

 

and no, I am not related to him, yes, I did know him, thank you  

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I was not aware that Dr. Davis had a 1928 Black Hawk. I do know he did own a 1929 Blackhawk speedster (roadster) and a 1929 Blackhawk parts sedan, both were 6 cylinder cars.

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