The early ’70s saw the return of one of the most famous classic American brands – Stutz. A New York banker resurrected the company and invested heavily in marketing, design, and bespoke production. Stutz commissioned various Italian companies to produce retro-inspired bodies. They were designed on Pontiac Grand Prix chassis and using its drivetrain and 455 V8 (via Auto Evolution).
The first car was the Blackhawk, which entered production in late 1970. Due to its unique style and strong marketing, Stutz soon became one of the most in-demand American cars. Although costing over $20,000 in 1971, close to the price of a new Rolls Royce, Stutz found many celebrity customers due to its many attractive qualities.