June 13, 2015

1980 Stutz Blackhawk

1980 Stutz Blackhawk For Sale By Second Owner

It's an American personal luxury car manufactured by Stutz Motor Company, as the picture is a sixth generation of the Stutz Blackhawk released in 1980, a unique and quite rare 4-door sedan. It's handbuilt in Italy, is belived only 350 Blackhawks ever made and sold in 1980, and this one of them.

The Blackhawk is presented well in the photos. Everything works, that was listed on Craigslist about ten days ago and was still online when we posted it here. Hard to find imperfections from here, if you're interested, a closer inspection is a must.

Detail by seller
This 1980 Stutz Blackhawk four door was once owned by James O'Donnell, president of Stutz Motor Company. It has covered less than 32,000 miles, and has been with it's current owner for more than a decade.

James O'Donnell stated that fewer than 600 of these American luxury cars were manufactured between 1971 and 1987, there were far fewer four door models, than the two door. The Virgil Exner designed Stutz was priced higher than the Rolls Royce of the same year, this super rare automobile, favored by the hollywood crowd, is sure to be a wonderful addition to any collection. Be a part of the Graceland Stutz Car Show, or just drive it around for all those amazed looks from admirers.

The very first Blackhawk sold, was purchased by Elvis Presley on October 9, 1970. Other famous owners are said to include Dick Martin, Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin (who owned three and crashed his 1972 Blackhawk), Robert Goulet, Evel Knievel, Wilson Pickett, Johnnie Taylor, Johnny Cash, Curd Jurgens, Larry Holmes, Liberace, Willie Nelson, Lou Brock, Isaac Hayes, Muhammed Ali, George Foreman, Tom Jones, Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Al Pacino, Wayne Newton, Barry White and Kenny Rodgers. The Shah of Iran reportedly owned twelve of them.

This 1980 model had the Pontiac Bonneville chassis with the Oldsmobile 403 cu. in. engine, has never been restored, and although it is driven short distance regularly, it would benefit from a new sympathetic owner. The front seat and dash will need recovering. The paint has suffered from the Florida sun, and some rust bubbles will need attention. Some light electrical work is needed to get some gauges and lights working correctly.