1929 Stutz Blackhawk

The Blackhawk was an automobile manufactured by Stutz Motor Car Company in Indianapolis from 1929 to 1930.  It was not as powerful or expensive as contemporary Stutzes, which is most likely why it was marketed as a separate make.  The year previously, there was a Stutz model called the Black Hawk, doubtlessly leading to confusion for more than one customer.  The car was available with either an overhead cam six-cylinder or straight eight engine, with maximum outputs of 85 bph and 95 bph respectively.

There was a great deal of promotion for the marque, and first years sales were decent at 1310, but second year sales dropped to only 280.  The brand was discontinued by years end, another early victim of the depression.

Taken at the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival.

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