Dan I'm with Dan, just breathtaking. We always leave positive feedback and do so following the receipt of positive feedback from the buyer. Interesting story along those lines. Thus, the Model J fell short of the original goal to sell 500 cars a year. However, other coachworks were made by Duesenberg branches in , New York City, Los Angeles, , and , as well as by smaller dealers. The last one ever made was assembled from leftover parts between 1938 and 1940.
This is a fun, interesting and rare piece of automobile history and a must have for the Duesenberg collector. Probably a great unknown that will remain that way. Aside from the executive-level exigencies, down on the assembly line floor, there was even more trouble. He challenged Fred Duesenberg to design an automobile that would be the best in the world. Their four-cylinder engine produced by Rochester powered half a dozen marques.
The car clocked 3,155 miles in 24 hours for an average speed of 131. In unsupercharged form, the eight produced an impressive for the period 265 horsepower 198 kW , aided by dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. One of the problems Fred recognized was that the advanced technology he had introduced with the Model A back in 1920: an overhead cam straight eight engine, four-wheel hydraulic brakes, and superior handling and riding characteristics, were no longer features exclusive to the Duesenberg. Cord is among the most fascinating in automotive history. The Duesenberg Model J's introduction on December 1, 1928 at the New York Auto Salon was front page news.
The most successful attempt came in the mid-1960s with August's son Fritz at the helm and as the stylist using the chassis of a 1966 and a engine. Another superb example of Duesenberg Model A styling, a sporty 1923 roadster with coachwork by Rubay. The Duesenberg was immediately sanctified in the eyes of both the automotive press and the public, advancing Fred and Augie to the zenith of racing prominence by 1920, and at the same time into the automotive spotlight with the first American luxury cars powered by a straight eight engine. First to go was the four-speed gearbox, which proved unable to handle the engine's power. Fred and August struggled to keep the company, but to no avail, as they weren't able to raise enough capital.
At the expense of the crush box and tranny Joel, do you know the history of your car? Even in the 1920s the Duesenberg was the car of stars. I makes one wonder what these guys could have designed with today's technology? Built by and delivered in October 1937, it was 22 ft 6. It was here that Fred would layout the design for the Model J in 1928. Please don't copy stuff from the site without asking; it may belong to someone! Among the Model A body styles shown was the record setting phaeton far right that had completed three-weeks and 18,000 miles of endurance tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and then served as the pace car for the 500-mile Memorial Day classic in May. The latter was very keen on motoring and chose his now-missing Duesenberg J, among his cars, to go to exile after the proclamation of the. It weighed 7,800 lb 3,500 kg and accommodated ten passengers.
Dan Lots of stuff got done on the Duesenberg since my last update, but sorry I haven't had time to upload the pictures and write a report. Other cars featured larger-displacement engines, but none surpassed its power. By 1937 the chassis and gearbox were ancient compared to the competition. At the end of the day Tommy Milton had finished 3rd, Jimmy Murphy 4th, one car had retired with mechanical problems, and the fourth, driven by Eddie Hearne had come in 6th. Introduced in 1929, trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange for the announcement. . Remember, the Buick before that had crossways rocker arms and sort of hemi-ish combustion chambers.
The Commodore planned to compete in the 1915 British International Trophy Race The Harmsworth Trophy. Please see photos for condition details and ask any questions you may have. Olds, David Buick, Harry Stutz, and brothers John and Horace Dodge, who all had cars bearing their names. Once again note the small, swiveling sidelights attached to the windshield frame. Feel free to ask any questions or raise any concerns that you may have.
This is a special car from the start and to survive 86 years is something else. Production Engine Displacement Bore x stroke Cam and valve 1919-21 300 296. The original structure had a one-story, 90 x 500 foot factory and a two-story complex for executive offices, administration, and engineering departments. This brought the Duesenberg brothers to the attention of J. Please view my other items up for sale. Van Zandt, and his associate Luther M.
Among their accomplishments are wins at the , the and speed records at the. In 1937, the Cord empire collapsed and the Cord-owned companies were sold off. Of course, it was only a front; production was well below expectations by 1922 and Fred Duesenberg was continually improving upon the cars. Model, began in January 1918. In 2011 a new company with worldwide trademark rights was established as Duesenberg Motors Inc. It was among the most powerful and the fastest cars of its time. A series of minor modifications were carried out during the production life, but most of the design remained the same up until the factory closed in 1937.