Lot 123

2011   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2011

1931 Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe

Coachwork by Walter M. Murphy Co.

SOLD $10,340,000

Chassis

2478

Engine

J-460

Car Highlights

The Most Elegant American Automobile

An Early Frank Hershey Design Masterpiece

One-Off Coupe Coachwork by Murphy

An Abundance of Bespoke Features

Part of The Whittell Duesenberg Collection for Two Decades

Outstanding Documented Provenance

An Exceptionally Correct and Genuine Model J

Only Five Owners and 12,500 Miles from New

Pebble Beach Class-Winning Restoration

Technical Specs

420 CID DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Schebler Dual-Throat Updraft Carburetor

265 BHP at 4,200 RPM

3-Speed Manual Gearbox with Freewheeling

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Live-Axle Suspension With Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Double-Acting Hydraulic-Lever Shock Absorbers

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