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Stutz Duplex

the Stutz Duplex built by Carrozzeria Padane.

Vehicle Overview

The Stutz Duplex is believed to be an exceedingly rare vehicle, with only two specimens known to have been produced. One of these is believed to have been crafted by Carrozzeria Padane in 1971. During the initial months of 1970, Officine Padane, concurrently building the first three Blackhawk models, undertook the construction of a distinctive four-door sedan. This sedan was stylistically elongated, drawing inspiration from the design cues of the iconic Blackhawk. The Stutz Duplex, while technically based on the Blackhawk, represented a departure from the standard two-door sports car configuration. It retained the essential aesthetic elements and luxurious features that defined the Blackhawk series but extended these into a sedan format, offering enhanced practicality and passenger accommodation. Carrozzeria Padane’s involvement in crafting this unique vehicle underscored their capability and craftsmanship in adapting and extending existing automotive designs to meet specialized customer demands. The result was a limited-production sedan that blended American engineering with Italian styling sensibilities, appealing to a niche market segment seeking exclusivity and luxury. Although specific details about the Stutz Duplex are scarce due to its rarity, its existence highlights Stutz’s endeavor to diversify its lineup beyond traditional sports cars, catering to affluent buyers who valued both performance and comfort. The Stutz Duplex remains a rare and noteworthy example of bespoke automotive design, reflecting an era when custom coachbuilding thrived and bespoke luxury automobiles were crafted to individual specifications.

stutz duplex
Photo courtesy of Hyman Ltd.

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    1971
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    Stutz
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    Duplex
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    Padane
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