1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline | Convertible


1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline Convertible. This old car is:

– ACD Certified Category 1 Original
– Coachwork by Murphy
– Engine J-391, Chassis 2315
– Used as a demo for the LA factory branch
– Formerly owned by actor Tyrone Power
– Sold new 1930 to rear admiral Gene Markey, the undersecretary of the Navy and movie producer
– Owned in the 1940’s by Wilfred Graham Hudson, C. Allen Yeagle, Roger V. Shields, Lassiter Hoyle and James Talmadge the son of Buster Keaton and Norma Talmadge
– Talmadge traded the car to Tyrone Power for a new 1952 MG
– Power owned the car until his death in 1958 when it was sold to J.B. Nethercutt and then to Bill Harrah’s Auto Museum in Reno, Nevada
– Sold in 1986 to Joseph Folladori of Indianapolis who restored it to its present color
– Sold in 1991 to the Imperial Palace Collection
– 420 CI DOHC straight-8 engine
– Standard 3-speed transmission

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