If you go back to 1971 and want to gift yourself one of the most expensive machines around, you have a couple of choices: you could pick on a sporty Corvette selling for $5,500, there is also a pick up a fully-loaded Cadillac Sedan for $7,000 and then there is also a Ferrari Daytona retailing at $15,000. A Rolls-Royce at this time is selling at $19,000 while the Lamborghini Miura is priced at $20,000.
But then there is a Stutz Blackhawk. Only a select few could afford a $27,000 Stutz Blackhawk. It was a seriously expensive car at the time but most importantly its engineering was at another level.
The Stutz Motor Company came back to life in August 1968. He collaborated with renowned Chrysler stylist Virgil Exner who breathed great design to the new Blackhawk.
This design gave the Blackhawk a spare tire that protruded through the trunk lid. Through lots of troubles, the Blackhawk debuted in January 1970 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. It sold for between $22,500 to $75,000.
The initial Blackhawks came as coupes, although sedans were later produced. Convertible versions were christened D’Italia and Bearcat. Whichever way you had your Stutz Blackhawks you had, you were sure to be driving the exquisite car of the day favored by elite entertainers.
It is said that about six a month were handbuilt in Italy and shipped to the U.S. Approximately 500 to 600 cars had been sold by 1987 when manufacturing came to a halt.
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