1929 Duesenberg J Barker Sedanca DeVille - 1 Off! London Show Car!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: Duesenberg J
- Trim: Barker Sedanca DeVille
- Year: 1929
- Mileage: 80,000
- VIN: J 159
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: DOHC 8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 3 Speed
- Interior color: Brown
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1929 Duesenberg J Barker Sedanca DeVille offered with a reserve
This car, ne of the few RHD chassis produced, as delivered to the Barker Coachworks and fitted with this Rakish Sedanca deVille Body in preparation for the 1929 London Auto Show where it was sold to its original owner- An officer in the RAF. The car passed through only a few hands before being taken in the 60's to Hooper for restoration. Upon the dissolution of Hooper, he car was sold to a dealer stateside and found its way to Jim Dougherty of Indianapolis. Mr. Dougherty was a renaissance man, nd had an impressive collection of Full Classics largely obtained off of used car lots in the 50's. Mr Dougherty kept J-159 in ready tour condition throughout his ownership, nd the car was regularly seen on Indiana Region tours and CCCA CARavans. Upon his death the car was sold to another dealer who took the car on the Pebble Beach tour, uccessfully completing the journey, nd the car appeared on the lawn at Pebble-after having had only minor work performed. The car was passed to the current Owner shortly thereafter.
The current owner has kept the car in excellent running condition. I was very impressed, aving driven this car several times in the past, ow well the car runs. It was like seeing an old friend you haven't seen for years, ut it seems like only yesterday, nd you pick up right where you left off in conversation. This car needs nothing really to be driven cross country.
Featuring a lot of original features, his time capsule example is without a doubt one of the most honest J Duesenbergs in existence. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a no excuses J that has been well cared for its entire life.
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The Duesenberg Brothers- August and Fred were among the finest and most talented engine designers in the early years of the Auto Industry and first made engines for the Maytag Automobile in Iowa. Starting their own firm first to produce engines for a variety of uses, hey eventually started their own auto compnay and headquartered it in Indianapolis, hen the center of domestic automobile development. Their first namesake car was the Duesenberg 8 a revolutionary car with the first 8 cylinder engine and also the first with hydraulic brakes. The 8 won the Indy 500 3 out 5 years it was entered. With a chassi spriced at $6,000 the 8 never was profitable and the company entered receivership in 1926.
E. L. Cord, he owner of Auburn Automobile, nd other transportation firms, ought the Duesenberg Motor Corporation on October 26, 926 for the brothers' engineering skills, alent and the brand name in order to produce luxury cars. Cord told Fred Duesenberg to design an automobile that would be the best in the world, he biggest, astest, nd most expensive car ever made. The car was intended to compete with the biggest, ost powerful, nd most luxurious European cars of the era, ncluding Hispano-Suiza, sotta-Fraschini, ercedes-Benz, nd Rolls-Royce. After Cord's takeover, he new company was renamed "Duesenberg, nc." Fred would continue in the new organization with the title of vice president in charge of engineering and experimental work. Augie, ho had played an important role in the development of the Model A and its variant, he rare X, ad nothing to do with the initial design of the J and had no formal connection with Duesenberg, nc. until later. According to the expert Marshall Merkes, Cord did not want Augie around." However, ll Duesenberg racing cars produced after 1926 were built by Augie in an enterprise that functioned separately, nd in a building apart from the main Duesenberg plant. He was also responsible for a number of engineering achievements like the superchargers he developed for both the Auburn and Cord motorcars.
The newly revived Duesenberg company set about to produce the Model J, hich debuted December 1 at the New York Car Show of 1928. In Europe, t was launched at the "Salon de l'automobile de Paris" of 1929. The first and — at the time of the New York presentation — only example made of the series, he J-101, as a LeBaron sweep panel dual cowl phaeton, inished in silver and black. By the time the Great Depression hit in October 1929, he Duesenberg Company had only built some 200 cars. An additional 100 orders were filled in 1930. Thus, he Model J fell short of the original goal to sell 500 cars a year.
The straight eight model J motor was based on the company's successful racing engines of the 1920s and though designed by Duesenberg they were manufactured by Lycoming, nother company owned by Cord. In normally aspirated form, t produced 265 horsepower from dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. It was capable of a top speed of 119 mph, nd 94 mph in 2nd gear. Other cars featured a bigger engine but none of them surpassed its power. It was also both the fastest and most expensive American automobile on the market.
The Duesenberg J is the ultimate car, he absolute pinnacle of performance and engineering accomplished during the PreWar era. Roughly 450 remain but only about half carry their original coachwork. Our Ebay Policies:
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