1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton | Old Car


1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton. This old car is quite famous. Featured in movies like: 1940 The Great McGinty, 1951 Pocketful of Miracles, 1955 Al Capone, 1958 Party Girl, 1977 Howard Hughes, 1981 The Gangster Chronicles and 1984 City Heat.

– Engine Number J-255 Serial Number 2276
– Originally fashioned in Judkins Limousine Coachwork
– Known history and great provenance
– Used by E.L. Cord’s wife as a limousine by 1935
– Joined Pacific Auto Rental in Hollywood in 1937
– Possibly the most filmed Duesenberg ever
– Sold in 1985 to Fred and Dave Weber
– The Webers commissioned Fran Roxas of Chicago to upgrade the coachwork in the style of a Walker LaGrande Torpedo Phaeton
– During the build, the car retained its complete rolling chassis, running gear and numbered firewall
– Formerly part of the Blackhawk Collection
– Most Outstanding Open Car, 1921-1930 at the 2008 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

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