The model designation of Blackhawk had previously applied to Stutz Model BB of 1928, which had used the name in the two words ‘Black’ and ‘Hawk’. It was launched in 1929 as a cheaper companion car to the larger Stutz and was regarded as a make in its own right rather than a model. It could be had with either an ohc-6 or as a straight-8, developing 85bhp and 95bhp at 3200rpm respectively. Mounted on a 127 ½ in (3236mm) wheelbase, a complete line of open and closed models – some with custom coachwork – was offered. Prices for the Blackhawk with factory coachwork ranged from $1995 to $2875. Production figures were disappointing with 1310 sold in the boom year and only 280 in 1930, a victim of the 1929 Crash.