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Fred Duesenberg and Dorothy Sebastian

This photo shows a Model J Duesenberg demonstrator in Chicago, probably during 1929 as it is the lowest number car, 2125 with the first production engine, J101, which has survived. Fred Duesenberg is showing the car to movie star Dorothy Sebastian. It is a short wheel-base, pleas-ing LeBaron dual cowl phaeton which was the most prevalent…

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Spirit of Motion – The Sharknosed Graham

1938 Sharknosed Graham

Graham brought out a fresh and cutting edge design named the Spirit of Motion in 1938. The concept drawings were done by stylist Amos Northup in 1935, and the design was used in an effort by the fading automaker to regain its piece of the marketplace. Unfortunately, the move backfired after the styling was deemed unpopular…

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Wings & Wheels at the Collings Foundation

Last weekend the well known Collings Foundation in Stow, MA., had a unique exposition of classic cars from the Collings Collection along with aircraft, some of which took off and flew during the day. Above and below can be seen the 1932 Duesenberg supercharged SJ phaeton that was Fred Duesenberg’s personal car.          …

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The 50 Hour Duesenberg Run

During testing of the Model A Duesenberg in 1921, a run of  eighteen thousand miles was made, but in 1923 the Brothers decided two see how long it would take to cover 3000 miles, running on the 2.5 mile track at Indianapolis. The car above was prepared for the run and equipped to be refueled…

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