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1971 STUTZ BLACKHAWK SERIES 1 COUPE (PURCHASED NEW BY ELVIS PRESLEY)

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Highlights

  • PURCHASED NEW BY ELVIS PRESLEY
  • DELIVERED NEW TO HIS BEVERLY HILLS HOME
  • SPECTACULAR CONDITION!
  • THE FIRST PRODUCTION STUTZ BLACKHAWK PRODUCED
  • ONE OF ONLY 14 KNOWN TO EXIST!
  • ONLY 31,856 ACTUAL MILES.
  • HANDBUILT BY CARROZZERIA PADANE IN MODENA, ITALY
  • THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR IN THE WORLD IN 1971
  • COACHWORK DESIGNED BY VIRGIL EXNER
  • DESIRABLE EARLY PRODUCTION MODEL WITH SPLIT WINDSHIELD
  • FULL DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING PHOTOS OF ELVIS PRESLEY TAKING DELIVERY
  • KNOWN TO BE ONE OF ELVIS PRESLEY'S FAVORITE CARS
  • ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC CARS TO COME TO MARKET IN YEARS!
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!!
  • Options Include:
  • 7.4 LITER 455CI V8
  • FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
  • CONNOLLY LEATHER INTERIOR (SAME AS A ROLLS-ROYCE)
  • 24 KARAT GOLD TRIM
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER SEATS
  • POWER STEERING
  • TILT STEERING WHEEL
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • BURLED WALNUT TRIM
  • WILTON WOOL CARPET
  • CHROME WIRE WHEELS
  • Elvis Presley bought the very first car sold by the new Stutz company, and the Stutz quickly became the darling of the Hollywood set; Dean Martin, Dick Martin, Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Debbie Reynolds were among the early buyers. Frank Sinatra reputedly never bought one, as he was angry that Elvis got the first car. But it was not to last. The Series I Blackhawk retailed at a huge $ 22,500 in 1971, enough to buy about four Lincoln MK IIIs. Today there are a mere 14 of these rare and historically significant series 1 cars that have survived.

    The magnificent 1971 Stutz Blackhawk featured here is finished in a gorgeous Masons Black over the Black leather interior with beautiful, Burled Walnut and 24 Karat gold trim. This iconic motorcar was the very first production Stutz Blackhawk ever produced and was delivered new to Elvis Pressley at his Beverly Hills, California home. This quickly became Elvis Presley’s favorite car, and he would continue to drive and enjoy it until his new Stutz Blackhawk in the same color would be delivered to the Las Vegas Hilton hotel where he was performing in early 1974. At that time Elvis would gift the 1971 series 1 Stutz Blackhawk to renowned celebrity physician Dr. Elias Ghanem who was not only his friend but his personal physician in Las Vegas. Elias Ghanem would continue to own, and cherish his Stutz Blackhawk until he passed in 2001, where it was then put in a respected private collection. Throughout Elvis Presley’s lifetime, he owned three Stutz and leased a 4th in California. Of the three he owned, two are in the Graceland Museum and will never become available. This is an incredible opportunity to own the only Elvis Presley Stutz that will ever be offered to the public. It is no secret that Elvis Presley’s favorite car was the Stutz Blackhawk; his 1973 Stutz would remain with him until his passing in 1977. It was also to be the car he was driving the day he passed away, a photo of Elvis Presley leaving Graceland shortly after midnight in his Stutz Blackhawk is the last known photo of Elvis Presley alive. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own what is certainly the most iconic Elvis Presley car to ever come to market. A perfect addition to any premier collection or Museum

    For you that are not familiar, here is a brief history of the Series 1 Stutz Blackhawk: “The first production” cars were then manufactured by the Carrozzeria Padane in Modena, Italy, towards the end of 1970 as 1971 models. At the time, the Carrozzeria Padane in Italy was manufacturing the Maserati Mistral, Bora, and Indy models under contract for Maserati; it also was producing the Stutz Blackhawks. The Series I Blackhawk body was constructed painstakingly, entirely by hand, and fitted with a luxurious leather and wood interior. It was, therefore, true to Exner’s (the greatest American automobile designer) original design in every way and a direct descendant of the Mercer Cobra and Exner’s own Bugatti 101 Roadster.

     

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    Year:
    1971
    Make:
    Stutz
    Model:
    Blackhawk
    Color:
    Masons Black
    VIN:
    276571A139061
    Mileage:
    31,856
    Stock Number:
    407867

    Engine:
    7.4L (455ci) V8
    Transmission:
    3-Speed Automatic
    Style:
    Coupe
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $489,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $90,400.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $399,500.00

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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