To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVEEstimate:
$30,000 - $40,000
- Formerly of the renowned A.K. Miller Collection
- Still preserved in its Miller finishes and patina
- Charming features including Derco luggage trunk
- Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic
- Fabulous character!
This Stutz Series G is significant as one of the cars from the
famed Stutz hoard of A.K. Miller, who began assembling a barn full
of Indianapolis's finest during the late 1930s and continued for
decades, acquiring some of the most significant surviving Stutzes.
Mr. Miller often quickly repainted the cars in a brush-finished
"house livery" of red with black fenders, and such is still worn by
this Series G today.
The car was sold at the Miller estate auction of 1996 to David
Reeder of Fort Smith, Arkansas. It later passed in 2007 to Gary
Kuck of Lincoln, Nebraska, from whom Dennis Mitosinka purchased it
ten years later.
Aside from having been returned to running and driving order, the
car is still much as it left the Miller barns. It is still wearing
a functional later upholstery job, "protected" by the remnants of
long-used summer covers, and still overseen by the same weathered
black top with its beveled backlight. The radiator shell and
headlamps were re-plated many years ago, before or during Mr.
Miller's ownership. The car retains the Stutz oil change plaque on
the dashboard, which is original and well-preserved, and the doors
still close well. Underneath, much patina can be found, as is to be
expected, but overall the car remains in solid shape and would be a
shame to restore. In his ownership, Mr. Mitosinka replaced several
small hardware pieces and installed a correct carburetor. A
charming addition is a period Derco luggage trunk on the running
board, while the Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels and dual spotlights
add an elegant accent. At the time of cataloguing, the car had
recorded 53,674 miles.
Every Stutz enthusiast knows the legend of A.K. Miller, and offered
here is the opportunity to acquire a car very much as it left his
famous Vermont "Stutz Mews."To view this car and others currently
consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mt20