1935 Duesenberg Sold for $4,510,000 [Photo Gallery]
Most ragtops of the period were so clumsy that you needed at least two people to fold or unfold them. This Duesenberg convertible had an incorporated “semi-automatic” top, that was activated by inserting and winding a hand crank into a special socket on the side of the car.
The superb classic convertible was powered by a 6.8-liter (420 cui) inline eight-cilinder DOHC engine that produced 320 hp and it was mounted to a three-speed manual transmission. This unique model was the only one to be equipped with a supercharger.
Only three models of the Model J were made and this one was sold this month at a staggering price of $4,510,000 at the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Source: RM Auctions
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