Many of the finest bespoke creations on Stutz chassis were produced at the Rollston Company of New York City, who, for three decades, was Manhattan’s most prestigious coachbuilder.
Rollston produced an astonishingly diverse portfolio of work, encompassing everything from fleet roadsters to massive town cars, which were all distinguished by exceptional build quality and were priced accordingly.
The Convertible Victoria design was originally developed in Europe in the early 1920s and subsequently popularized in the United States at Waterhouse.
The style is distinguished by a formal top with no rear quarter windows. This provides a sheltered perch for rear-seat passengers when the top was raised.
When lowered, the top would lie flat into a scooped “notch” behind the doors, giving the Rollston Convertible Victoria a smooth, clean contour across the beltline. Long doors and a lowered windshield served to accentuate the length and elegance of the design.