1980 Stutz Blackhawk

 

The original Stutz Motor Company made its American luxury cars from 1911 until 1935. In 1968, the company was revived and produced the Stutz Blackhawk from 1971 through 1978. The Blackhawk of the 1970s had a custom-build Italian body that was installed over a GM platform and engine. The first Blackhawk was purchased by Elvis Presley in 1970 for $26,500. Other famous owners included Evel Knievel and Muhammad Ali.

My Hot Wheels Stutz Blackhawk is from 1980, the year of its first casting. I found it on eBay while hunting for other blackwalls. The Hot Wheels version was produced up until 1999 in about 15 different variations. I’m not sure this is the paint job Elvis would have wanted on his car, but I think it makes a nice addition to my collection.

1980 | 1126 | Stutz Blackhawk | gray with blue, yellow and white trim | Hong Kong | blackwalls

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About marcboz

Marc Bosworth is an artist who teaches printmaking and works as an art director. He lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in Wichita with his lovely wife and their young ninja son.
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