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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

Feature: 1953 Packard Cavalier

1953 PACKARD CAVALIER SEDAN # 26729713. (Stock # 3544.) We have just purchased this nice old Packard (affectionately known as “Gladys” ) from a local woman who purchased it many years ago so that her children could experience a quality vintage family car as she herself had in her own childhood. With her children now grown and “out of the nest,” the car has not seen much use and is ready to offer its automotive luxury to its next family. Finished in black with black and green interior, the car has the identifying “Cavalier” chrome spears on the front fenders, original width wide whitewall tires, original radio, etc. It drives very well, looks great and is a nice solid and friendly car with records for the past 14 years. 134,274 miles. $11,200.

Feature: 1937 Bentley 4.1/4 Litre Freestone and Webb

Recent Trade!

1937 BENTLEY 4&1/4 FREESTONE AND WEBB RAZOR-EDGE CLOSE COUPLED BROUGHAM SALOON #B131KU. (Stock #3529.) From 1936 through 1939, Bentley built a delightful series of cars on the 4.1/4 litre chassis. 1,234 examples of these cars were built in all body styles and were supplied to a myriad of coachbuilders. One of the most highly regarded specialty coachbuilders was an English firm, Freestone and Webb. They were responsible for designing this particular car for the 1937 Earl's Court Motor Show where it was on display on the Bentley stand. They designed this gorgeous close-coupled saloon with fabulous razor-edge styling which flows beautifully from front to rear and incorporates many delightful styling cues. The final execution is finished in black with silver-grey side panels and driver-side spare wheel. The interior is in original black leather with beautifully executed polished walnut cabin trim and most unusual polished aluminum facia. U.S. ownership history of this car is traced through a series of Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club members: Ted and Jacquie Mintz in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Sam Ornstein in the1980’s and early 1990’s and Peter Walsh from 1991 and through 2009. In 2010 at 77,016 miles, it was time for B131KU to receive a mechanical overhaul, including a full engine rebuild, then performed by marque specialists at a cost of $60,815 (receipts present).This great car is now ready for showing and/or touring. 77,059 miles.

Feature: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

Our 1954 Chevrolet Corvette is finished in Polo White with red interior with a tan canvas top, with matching side curtains. It was owned for the past 30 years by a local collector.  It was repainted, in its original color, when purchased (30 years ago,) and has been used sparingly since. The trunk carpet, lamp lenses, hub caps, etc. are all original, to the car, as confirmed by their part numbers. Our Vette’s three carburetors have just been fully rebuilt; it drives exceptionally well.

The 1953 Corvette was a radical departure for an American car company. Built completely in fiberglass to gain a weight advantage and to avoid any rust issues, it was a true 2-seater sports car incorporating new space-age design cues. Its triple side-draft carburetors and dual exhaust gave its 150 horsepower “Blue Flame Six” engine good performance, a great sound and all models were fitted with an automatic transmission with floor shift. In 1954, the car kept the same exact body with a few minor cosmetic improvements to interior trim, exhaust outlets, etc. and a slight increase in horsepower. 3,640 of the new 1954 models were built and were priced higher than a new Cadillac or Jaguar!