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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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