In 2002, I got in contact with Jim Milliken, who had
worked from 1974 to 1993 in Saudi Arabia.
There he got interested in Stutz automobiles.
On this website he will share some of his photos and stories:
Jim visited the Stutz factory at Cavallermaggiore,
Italy, two times.
There he was able to see the Gazelle/Defender, but of course, he had no permission to take photos.
At Saudi Arabia, Jim had also the possibility to see several Bears escorting the King.
I'd like to have a video-tape of these events...
A friend of Jim owned this 1976
There were some engine problems...
Jim had a look, and he was really surprised to find some paper in the intake manifold,
he removed it, and was even more surprised to find some goose-bones...
The first owner seemed to have heated his picknick on the engine!
When Jim's friend had shipped the car to the United
the dock-workers opened the sunroof, and left it open during a big rain...
So he had to give up the car :o(
A late Blackhawk, still waiting for a buyer:
A car to love, or to hate:
This Blackhawk was converted to a Convertible,
the chrome-trim got plated with gold.
The bumpers, and the radiator were painted...
... even the rear-lights were redone.
Gold, whereever you can look.
I hate the Convertible conversion, and the rear-lights, but I like the rest.
Even a IV-Porte has to
have a check.
He is in good company,
next to it there is another Quattroporte, but that was built by Maserati.
Another IV-Porte, still in the sales-room.
A different one, standing next to the late Blackhawk,
which is shown above.
Have a look at the different small front-lights!
Another white IV-Porte, standing at the used-car-lot.
A different view of the same car.
Do you prefer a bigger one?
So here is a rare Victoria!
When this photo was taken, the car was brandnew,
a super-rare Bearcat II.
I'd like to make a trip to Saudi Arabia!
But I think the stutzy times have gone...
Jim, thank you very much for all these wonderful, and interesting Stutz-pictures!
Here you can have a look at Jim's Stutz Collection:
1988 Bearcat II
Studebaker Golden Hawk