2011 is the centennial year of one of Americas' great marques, Stutz. The company consistently produced interesting, sporting and mechanically sophisticated designs, of which the most highly regarded, elusive and sought after is the famed DV-32.
In the early Thirties luxury manufacturers struggled for market share in a heavily depressed sales environment. The great Depression had obliterated the market for high priced cars and companies were closing or being absorbed right and left. Great names like Cadillac were surviving as a result of introducing novel new products like the Sixteen then Twelve cylinder models, it was clear that they needed to differentiate to standout and multi cylinder engines were getting the attention.
Only Duesenberg stood out as being such an exceptional product that they did not need to change their 32 valve twin cam straight eight. The Stutz Company was aware of the problem but they had very little resources to offer as a defense. Th