Indy Auction This Week
Larry Jewett - May 14, 2012 10:02 AM
This 1926 Stutz Model 695 Roadster is Lot S125 and is scheduled to cross the block on national television on Saturday, May 19 as part of the Mecum Spring Classic.
A First in Class award winner at the 2009 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance, this brilliant 1926 Stutz Model 695 Roadster is one of just two known examples carrying unique bodywork by the Weyman-American Body Company of Indianapolis. Built using aircraft construction techniques inspired by Charles Weyman’s European aviation background, the car is most notably distinguished by its dramatic Red leather-covered aluminum body (with matching steel fenders and engine cover) and beautifully crafted Red crocodile-skin upholstery. Other rare touches include Chicago Balloon front and rear bumpers, dual Tripp driving lights and running board spotlight, a very rare passenger mirror/spotlight and the original rechromed running board-mounted fuel can. This outstanding machine completed a tour of northern Europe in 1997 under the power of its original OHV 288/80 HP Stutz Speedway Six engine, a fitting outing for a European-influenced American tourer with the heart of an Indianapolis racer.
More than 2,100 cars afe expected to cross the block at the event, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, May 15-20. Complete details can be found at www.mecum.com