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1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible

1931 DUESENBERG MODEL J MURPHY CONVERTIBLE SEDAN

1931 DUESENBERG “J” MURPHY CONVERTIBLE SEDAN. #2363, ENGINE #J-420. (Stock #3545.) In 1928, Fred and Augie Duesenberg, produced their first “J-Series” car. Approximately 480 of the series were built through1934 and were no disappointment to Augie who wanted the Duesenberg to be “The World’s Greatest Motor Car.” With astonishing power and performance for its time--89 miles per hour in second gear and a top speed of 116 from the car’s 32 valve, 5-main bearing, 420 cubic inch, 265 horsepower engine--the car was as luxurious as it was powerful. All this came at a cost, however, with the bare chassis costing @$8,500 (in 1931 dollars!) and the finished product with its custom coachbuilt body costing about the same price as 22 new Fords. Our car has a fully documented and continuous history since its delivery new to E.B. Henry of Detroit who kept the car for 16 years before it moved to California where it stayed for decades until moving to the Imperial Palace Collection in Las Vegas, then to the Richard Atwell Collection in Texas, next remaining in Texas in the John O’Quinn collection and finally was sold by the Stable to a fabulous collection in Florida where it has been fully serviced, rewired and brought to proper mechanical condition to match the grandeur inherent in this amazingly powerful and elegant automobile. The car carries Level One ACD Certifcation. It is finished in dark red and burgundy with tan leather interior and fitted with chrome wire wheels with twin side-mounted spares, tan top and Pilot Ray lamps, which turn with the front wheels, and a covered rear detachable trunk. A truly impressive car in fabulous condition ! $1,100,000