1927 Stutz AA Black Hawk Boattail Speedster
August 30, 2016
In 1926, Stutz introduced their vertical eight, so called for its unusually tall, overhead-cam straight-eight engine. The overall design marked a radical departure from earlier Stutz cars and emphasized luxury, sophistication and safety. The new "safety" chassis employed an underlying, worm-driven rear axle that made it possible for the body and frame to sit quite low. This in turn dropped the center of gravity and reduced the danger of tipping. Other "new" safety features introduced included advanced four-wheel hydraulic brakes and wire-reinforced glass in the windshield.
All Stutz vertical eight's were striking, but the Black Hawk Speedster was downright stunning. Beautiful and fast, the Black Hawk speedsters won every stock race they entered in 1927 to become that year's AAA Stock Car Champion. By 1928, the Black Hawk was America's fastest production car.
The Black Hawk set the style for the sports-luxury field for the next decade.
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