1931→1934 Stutz DV-32

The last model made by Stutz was the DV32. They produced this model from 1931 to 1934 and outfitted it some of the best American bodies of the period.

The DV32 used a version of the straight-eight engine modified by Charles “Pop” Greuter to have double overhead camshafts and hemispherical combustion chambers and 4 valves per cylinder. Thus the name ‘Dual Valve-32’ was lent to the model name.

Power was send to the rear wheels through a Warner four-speed manual transmission.

In its short production run, up to around 100 DV32s were produced. Some of the more desirable coachwork included the Convertible Victoria by Rollston and Speedster by LeBaron. After the DV32 production, the luxury car market completely dried up and with the entire Stutz brand.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1931 – 1934
released at 1931 New York Auto Show
built at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
production 100
engine Inline-8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5278 cc / 322.1 in³
bore 85.7 mm / 3.37 in
stroke 114.3 mm / 4.50 in
power 116.3 kw / 156 bhp @ 3900 rpm
specific output 29.56 bhp per litre
torque 407 nm / 300.2 ft lbs @ 2400 rpm
body / frame Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums w/Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Drums w/Vacuum Assist
f suspension Solid Axle
r suspension Live Axle
wheelbase 3683 mm / 145 in
front track 1490 mm / 58.7 in
rear track 1430 mm / 56.3 in
transmission Warner 4-Speed Manual