1930 Blackhawk

The 1930 Blackhawk was one of the several junior makes launched in the heady late Twenties and quietly dropped shortly after the Wall Street crash. It was introduced in 1929 as a companion to Stutz and based on the 1928 Model BB. The 1930 Blackhawk was offered with an advanced 85-horsepower overhead-cam six or a more conventional L-head straight eight by Continental.

First-year production for the 1930 Blackhawk was a disappointing 1,310 units. Although sixes were listed for 1930, it is believed that only eights were actually built.

The 1930 Blackhawk was priced in the $2,000-2,800 range and thus an upper-medium car, though one wonders how it came to be rated a Classic. It has no relation to the famous Stutz Black Hawk (two words) speedster.

Pluses of the 1930 Blackhawk:

  • Solid, four-square Classic styling, recognizably Stutz up front
  • Wide range of body types including three Weymann styles each model
  • CCCA Classic status
  • Rare

Minuses of the 1930 Blackhawk:

  • Leisurely performance from the fairly modest powerplants
  • Parts dicey
  • High operating costs

Production of the 1930 Blackhawk:
280 (calendar year)

Specifications of the 1930 Blackhawk:
Wheelbase, inches: 127.5
Length, inches: NA
Weight, pounds: NA
Price, new: $2,000-$2,800

Engines for the 1930 Blackhawk:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohc I-6 241.5 cid 85 1930
sv I-8 268.5 cid 90 1930

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