My Goal of Getting a Stutz Blackhawk VII Realized 25 Years Later.

Evening Folks!!

After my Saturday blog post, I ran across a few other old photos of cars and such I have had and stories to go along with it. Tomorrow I will post my 1977 Cadillac Story and how hard it was to buy.

I saw one for the first time when I was in High School. When I was 18 or 19 I went into this car dealership with my friend on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. I wanted to show him a car I wanted someday. A car that I had a picture of and was unlike any other back in the 1970's. This was the only dealer in the USA however the car was outfitted in Torino Italy and used a Grand Prix Chasis.

They had one on the showroom floor. Mink Carpet, 24ct. Gold knobs, wheels and looked wild! They only made a few. Elvis had one. Dean Martin had another. Most owned by celebs. The price tag, a whopping $57,000 in days that a new Cadillac was $8888. I went back to look at it again a few years later. I still loved it.

Now in 1998 I really did not need this car and my taste has changed over the years. But on the other hand it was one of the earliest goals I ever set so what the hell. The red car below is the Stutz Blackhawk 7. It was in Beverly Hills and I bought it on ebay. I had it shipped to Florida. I kept it about 2 years and got rid of it. It was a beast. 6000 lbs. But it was another 'Mission Accomplished.'

Below the Red Stutz is my 33ft 1983 Bluebird Motorhome that I traveled in to do trade shows with in the mid-late 1980's. I lived in that one and the 1976 Bluebird I owned before that one. That was another 'Club' I found myself in but did not belong. I went to the factory a couple times in Fort Valley, Georgia. In those days the owners of these motorhomes were mainly retired Generals and Judges and CEO's. They were enjoying their golden years and I was enjoying my formative ones. We had nothing in common. But I really enjoyed traveling the country in a house with wheels after living out of a car for so many years.

1976 Stutz Blackhawk on Top. 1983 Bluebird Motorhome on Bottom.

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz

4 thoughts on “My Goal of Getting a Stutz Blackhawk VII Realized 25 Years Later.

  1. Jan.Kings

    Hi Rick,
    You are an American success story and an inspiration to all of us.
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    Many thanks.

  2. Vannessa Gabbett

    It’s good to know that the goals someone’s dreamed of came true, and he/she achieved it years later. That car you saw when you were in high school stayed in your memory. And when you saw it again years later, you bought it for yourself. I wish I can do the same thing as you did.


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