Classic Duesenberg

03-14-2005, 02:26 AM

03-14-2005, 07:17 PM

Jaguar D-Type
05-13-2005, 04:32 PM
Duesenberg J Franay Convertible Sedan

Straight eight!

Jaguar D-Type
05-13-2005, 04:57 PM
Duesenberg SJ Mormon Meteor Speedster. It could do over 155 mph in 1935!

It sold for $4,455,000 million last year at Pebble Beach The famous Duesenberg was the top-selling car at the Pebble Beach Auction and set a world record as the highest price ever paid for an American automobile at auction. It was also the fourth highest price paid for a collector car at auction in the last decade. It was last sold in 1959.

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Jaguar D-Type
05-18-2005, 11:44 PM
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton

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It ended up selling for $1,320,000.

Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 01:48 AM
Duesenberg was the greatest American car maker. They have awesome build quality, styling, performance, and racing heritage.

1930 Duesenberg Imperial Cabriolet

Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 01:59 AM
1932 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe

Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 04:55 PM
1927 Duesenberg Model X Sports Roadster

1929 Duesenberg Derham DC Phaeton

1929 Duesenberg Model J Derham AW Cabriolet

1929 Duesenberg Model J Lebaron convertible berline

1929 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton

Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 04:57 PM
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Boattail speedster

1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy DC Phaeton

1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Sport Sedan

Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 05:34 PM
A Duesenberg won the 1921 French Grand Prix.

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Jimmy Murphy won the race.

Albert Guyot driving a Duesenberg.

Jimmy Murphy and Ernie Olson

Jimmy Murphy

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Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 06:17 PM
Duesenberg won the Indianapolis 500 in 1922, 1924, 1925, and 1927.

Arthur Thurman and riding mechanic Nicholas Molinero, posing for the official photograph after qualifying for the 1919 Indianapolis "500". Thurman was killed and Molinero critically injured when they crashed in the third turn on the 44th lap of the race.

Arthur Thurmanís Duesenberg after the fatal crash at Indy.

William Spence drove a Duesenberg in the 1929 Indianapolis 500, but did not live through it.

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Jimmy Murphy won the 1922 Indianapolis 500.

Starting lineup of 1922 Indianapolis 500 with the National Pace Car in front of the field.

George Souders, #32 Duesenberg. 1927 Indianapolis 500

Peter DePaolo became first man to average over 100 mph at the 1925 Indianapolis 500.

Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 06:22 PM
1930 Duesenberg Model J LaGrande D.C. Phaeton

1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe

1931 Duesenberg Indy Racer

1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster

Jaguar D-Type
05-26-2005, 06:39 PM
1931 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Formal Sedan

1932 Duesenberg Indianapolis 500 Racer

1932 Duesenberg Model J Judkins Victoria Coupe

Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 05:46 PM
1932 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron D.C. Phaeton

1932 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Victoria

1932 Duesenberg Model SJ Bohman & Schwartz Fabric Bodied Coupe

1932 Duesenberg Model SJ LaGrange D.C. Phaeton

1932 Duesenberg Model SJ Murphy Boattail speedster

1933 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Sedan

1933 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Torpedo Victoria

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Brunn Riviera Sports Convertible

Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 05:49 PM
Duesenberg SJ Mormon Meteor

Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 06:02 PM
1935 Duesenberg Fernandez & Darren Convertible Victoria

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Lagrande DC Phaeton

Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 06:12 PM
Here are two Duesenberg Model SSJ LaGrande Sports Roadsters.

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Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 06:14 PM
1937 Duesenberg Model SJ Dorman & Schwartz convertible coupe

Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 06:16 PM
Duesenberg J Rollston Convertible Berline

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Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 07:31 PM
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Boattail

Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 07:36 PM
1932 Duesenberg LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton

1932 Duesenberg Model SJ Boattail Speedster

Jaguar D-Type
05-27-2005, 09:17 PM
1937 Duesenberg SJ Roadster

Jaguar D-Type
05-30-2005, 01:49 AM
1935 Duesenberg J Torpedo Phaeton with coachwork by Walker La Grande.

Jaguar D-Type
05-31-2005, 07:33 PM

Duesenberg 183 Grand Prix

Duesenberg Model X McFarlan Speedster. According to Randy Ema, the country's top Duesenberg authority, only 13 Model X's were built and only four Model X's survive today. They fit in between the Duesenberg Model A and the famous Models J and SJ, which were built from 1929 to 1937.

Duesenberg Model J Derham Dual Cowl Phaeton

Duesenberg Model J LaGrande Dual Cowl Phaeton

Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe. Coach-builder Murphy was one of Duesenberg's main suppliers

Duesenberg Model J Rollston Formal Saloon

Duesenberg Model SJ LaGrande Dual Cowl Phaeton

Duesenberg Model J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton

1932 Duesenberg Model SJ Bohman & Schwartz Fabric Bodied Coupe

Jaguar D-Type
05-31-2005, 07:41 PM

Jaguar D-Type
05-31-2005, 07:50 PM
This Duesenberg Model J Convertible sold for $825,000 at the 2003 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance.

Jaguar D-Type
06-25-2005, 06:27 PM
Jay Leno's favorite car is the Duesenberg SJ.

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People are always asking me which of my cars are my favorites. I usually give 'em a flip answer like, "Which of your children are your favorites?" But seriously, like everybody in the old-car hobby, I do have cars I like better than any others. My list will probably differ from other people's but that's what makes this fun. Here we go. First on my list is the Duesenberg SJ. To me, it's probably the greatest American car, and it's certainly one of the greatest cars of all time. It's one of the few cars that I think people will still be restoring hundreds of years from now, because nothing in it is biodegradable. The steel, the block, everything is of such weight, depth and thickness that it's constantly rebuildable. You could pull a Duesenberg chassis out of a swamp it had been in since 1925, just kinda clean it up a bit, and it would be as strong as it was when it left the factory. That's in contrast to new cars like, for example, BMWs, where 80 percent of the car is recyclable. Obviously, you have to have that these days. I don't know what the restorer in the year 2050 is going to do with cars of today, but he'll still be able to restore a Duesenberg. It's also one of the greatest classic cars, to me, because you can drive it like a modern car even though it's 65 years old or more. You can comfortably go 70 to 80 mph on the freeway. At a time when the speed limit was 45, a Duesenberg could go 120. It's sooooo strong. You're not constantly having to say, "Oh, sorry, go around me," to all the beep-beeps from behind you, as so often happens with some old cars. I also like the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe. It's a nice car, actually a great car, to drive, but you feel like it's pretty much made of baling wire. It's not a physically strong car. You can put 10 people in a Duesenberg. It stops. It goes around corners. There's no cowl shake. It's a big, heavy car. But the Bugatti, well, it's a little bit spindly. Bugattis are technically interesting, though. My Type 57 has a supercharged twin-cam straight Eight like a Duesenberg, but it's a smaller 3.3-liter engine. The Duesy is 7.0-liters. And the styling is terrific. Some people actually think it's a new car, but it's an original 1937 Type 57SC engine and chassis, fitted with a new body. And it's probably the most visually stunning car that I own."

Jaguar D-Type
06-29-2005, 07:46 PM
1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster

07-13-2005, 03:15 PM
i love that very first yellow one thats hot :biggrin:

Jaguar D-Type
08-23-2005, 12:32 AM
1932 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Sedan

This 1935 Duesenberg SJ Walker LaGrande Torpedo Phaeton recently sold for $1.5 million.

Jaguar D-Type
09-02-2005, 12:30 AM
Duesenberg Model J Franay Convertible Sedan

Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe

Duesenberg Model X Locke Sedan

Duesenberg Model SJ

Jaguar D-Type
09-25-2005, 06:29 PM
Clark Gable's 1935 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe

This Duesenberg was originally owned by movie star Clark Gable, who commissioned Bohman & Schwartz, coachbuilders in Pasadena, California, to restyle this Model J Convertible Coupe - a car originally built by the Rollston Body Company of New York.

Designer W. Everett Miller worked closely with Gable to carry out his wishes, and the result remains a stunning and personal statement as bold and rakish as the actor himself.

The top was lowered to fit the steeply canted windshield, the hood was extended past the firewall to the windshield, and unique air scoops were added to the top of the hood. The sweeping fender lines and the dual rear-mounted spares further lengthen the automobile; the design, overall, is breathtaking and beautiful.

Clark Gable drove this car on many trips during his romance with star, Carole Lombard. Following her tragic death in an airplane crash, Gable left the Duesenberg in Canada with the hope it would be sold and he'd never have to see it again.

This Duesenberg has a 420 cubic inch I-8 with 265 hp at 4,200 rpm. It went for $16,000 when it was new. It can be seen at the Blackhawk Museum.

Duesenberg SJ Bohman & Schwartz Town Car

Duesenberg J Bohman & Schwartz Roadster

Duesenberg SJ Murphy

Jaguar D-Type
10-25-2005, 01:57 AM
William Randolph Hearst was the original owner of this 1930 Duesenberg Model J Hibbard & Darrin Imperial Cabriolet.

This 1937 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline was one of the last Duesenbergs ever built.

Duesenberg Model SJ Rollson Fully Collapsible Town Car

Shortly after the production of the Duesenberg J ceased a wealthy German interest expressed his interest in acquiring a Duesenberg of his own. A 1931 demonstrator was still in the factory with a damaged cylinder and its LeBaron body removed and fitted on another chassis. Bauer went ahead and bought the chassis from Felz Motors who had purchased many of the chassis for spares. The extravagant German had the chassis lengthened and the engine patched up, ready to receive its new body.

Bauer himself had drawn up the designs for his Duesenberg and wanted Germany's finest coachbuilder Erdmann & Rossi to execute the body. In March 1938 the chassis was moved by rail to New York to be shipped to Germany, but the escalating situation in Europe convinced Bauer to stay in the United States. He now turned to Rollson, the reorganized coachbuilder previously known as Rollston, to complete his body. Early in 1940 the 'last' Duesenberg was completed and Bauer took delivery of one of the most striking of them all.

What Bauer had tried to achieve was to build the longest car ever to hit the road and had done so by actual lengthening and applying some visual tricks. One of these 'tricks' was the absence of running boards, which together with moving the spare tires to the back of the car gave the impression of a massive wheelbase. The nose longer as well with a new grill mounted in front of the radiator. To top things off he had the largest example of Duesenberg's traditional radiator ornament made. The interior was relatively straightforward, except for the purple upholstery.

In a stunningly original condition this unique creation was on show at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it was entered in the preservation class and received a second in class award.


Jaguar D-Type
10-27-2005, 06:37 PM

Jaguar D-Type
11-07-2005, 06:42 PM
1930 Duesenburg Model J Tourster

Jaguar D-Type
12-05-2005, 08:53 PM
1930 Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe

1929 Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe

1931 Model J Franay Convertible Sedan

1931 Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe

1935 Model J Judkins Berline

1935 Model J Rollston Tortpedo Victoria

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Jaguar D-Type
01-01-2006, 09:09 PM
1931 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Victoria

Jaguar D-Type
02-06-2006, 09:05 PM
1935 Duesenberg SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton

1935 Duesenberg SJ Murphy Disappearing Top Convertible

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