Lot #107

1923 H.C.S. Touring Car / Former A.K. Miller Car

  • Auction Estimate
    $70,000-$90,000
  • Sale Type
    Reserve
  • Year
    1923
  • Make
    Henry Clayton Stutz (H.C.S.)
  • Model
    S4-6
  • Style
    Touring
  • VIN #
    3092
  • Mileage
    TMU
  • Exterior Color
    Dark Green
  • Interior Color
    Brown
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Engine Size
    80hp
  • Transmission
    3sp Manual

Price Realized: 67,100

Details

This 1923 H.C.S. (Henry Clayton Stutz) Touring Car, #3092, was purchased at the Christie’s auction of the A.K. Miller collection on September 7, 1996. It was lot #022. At the time of purchase this H.C.S. was amazingly complete. Frame off restoration of the automobile began soon after purchase and was completed in 2009. The car retains the original leather on the back of the front seat and on all of the rear seat and rear panels . There was no rust through the body panels and most of the hardware is original. The engine was was disassembled, inspected and restored to true working order. The cylinder head was surfaced and new valves were made . This H.C.S. has won the Stowe Antique & Classic show twice. It was invited to the Celebration of Automobiles in Indianapolis May 10th, 2014, and took third in class (Class B - American Classic Open) there. A true one-of-a-kind automobile with a historic collection pedigree, it is believed that this car is one of only two running complete H.C.S. 6 cylinder touring cars known to exist.

The owner rates the following on a scale of Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, Excellent.

Engine: Good Body: Excellent Chassis/Frame: Excellent Tires: Excellent Coachwork/Interior: Very Good Electrical Equipment: Very Good Transmission: Very Good Paint: Excellent Overall Condition: Very Good

Vehicle sold with a Vermont registration.

*Sale prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium

Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
    Good
  • Body
    Excellent
  • Chassis/Frame
    Excellent
  • Tires
    Excellent
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
    Excellent
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)