Lot 55

2013   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2013

1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe

Coachwork by The Walter M. Murphy Company

SOLD $2,365,000

Estimate

$2,250,000 - $2,750,000

Chassis

2134

Engine

J-108

Car Highlights

Considered the Prototype Disappearing-Top Roadster

“One-off” Custom Coachwork and the First Model J with This Body Style

ACD Club Level One Certification (Number D-065)

Concours-Level Fran Roxas Restoration Completed 2010

Fascinating Early History and Well-Known Ownership

Appears in 1934 Oscar-Winning Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire Movie The Gay Divorcee

Displayed at 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Three-Time Best in Show Winner

Class Winner, 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Depicted in Respected Duesenberg Texts

Technical Specs

420 CID DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Dual-Throat Downdraft Carburetor

265 BHP at 4,200 RPM

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Power-Assisted Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs and Double-Acting Hydraulic-Lever Shock Absorbers

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