Please note:
This is a "classic" website, trying to show how the Stutz-homepage looked shortly after I put it online, back in June 1999!
The links will bring you to other "classic"-websites, so there is not to much info here...
To read more about the first 10 years, please click here!                  To go back to the current homepage, please click here!

Virgil Max Exner, sr.

24.09.1909        Virgil Max Exner, sr. was born
1926/27             University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
1931                  "Ex" married Mildred Marie Eshleman
17.04.1933        Virgil, jr. was born
1934-38             Chief Stylist for Pontiac Division
1938-49             Chief Stylist for Studebaker
1949-52             Head of Advanced Styling Studio, Chrysler Corporation
1953-61             Chrysler Director of Styling
Summer 1962    Exner published boat designs in "Popular Boating"
December 1963 Exner published designs for "Revival Cars" in "Esquire"
                           Designs for Stutz, Duesenberg, Packard and Mercer
1966                   Presentation of the new Duesenberg
                           The prototype was built by Ghia, production never started
22.12.1973         Virgil M. Exner died
11.09.1993         Edsel B. Ford Design History Award from Ford Museum

Plymouth XNR Concept Car

official factory-picture

Chrysler D'Elegance, built by Ghia

is it only a coincidence that the VW Karmann Ghia looks so similar?