1914 Stutz Bearcat
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1914 Stutz Bearcat. Price new: $2000. Top speed: 45+ mph. Uses a huge 4-cylinder, T-head engine made by Waukashaw. Each cylinder has over 100 cubic inches. Designed by Harry Stutz and known as the first sporstcar in the scant-body and scant-comfort idiom. Stutz designed the Bearcat to be a masculine machine from the drawing board and a rumor that he designed clutch springs so stiff that supposedly a woman could not operate it...a statement proven untrue by many. Built in: Indianapolis, Indiana.
Owner: Collings Foundation
Picture taken at the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts at their annual open house. June 20, 2004. The Collings Foundation has a fantastic collection of classic and vintage automobiles and airplanes including some amazing historic race cars.
Photos copyright (c) Reed Sturtevant.