December 7, 2018 -- A Real Duesy
A 1930 Duesenberg Model J. This “Duesy” is on display at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana.
The Murphy Convertible Sedan was one of the most popular & stylish bodies built by the Walter M. Murphy Company for a Duesenberg chasis.
The Model J had a wheelbase of 142.5 inches and was powered by a 420 cubic Inch straight eight-cylinder, twin overhead cam engine producing 265 horsepower and weighing in at nearly 3 tons (5550 lbs). Price new in 1930 was $14,750 (23 times the average new car price in 1930). In 1930, the average price of a new automobile in the U.S. was $640, so it’s easy to see why only a select few folks could afford one of these beauties.
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