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Jay Leno Shows Off His 1918 Stutz Bearcat
Jay Leno’s Garage features a wide range of custom-built cars from collectors and enthusiasts from all over. Occasionally, he gives viewers a peak into his own collection. The latest episode of Leno’s internet show (by the way, it will soon make its TV debut), Jay shows us his 1918 Stutz Bearcat.
The nearly 100-year-old convertible may seem familiar to loyal fans, as the antique ride was one of the first ever showcased on the show. Leno has owned the car for about 20 years, the first 10 years or so were a bit rocky with repairs. The Bearcat has been restored three times, with the most recent making the ride reliable enough for Leno to drive regularly.
We have to say, we are impressed with the Bearcat’s figures (for a car that came out toward the end of World War I). Leno tells us the car puts out roughly 80 horsepower and hits a top speed of 85 mph. Check out this classic from (quite literally), Jay Leno’s Garage:
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