Extremely Unique Custom Duesenberg Model J Heads To Auction

Although we'd argue every Duesenberg ever made is in its own way unique, the speedster bodywork of this particular Model J makes it truly stand out. This car will be wearing its bullhorns when it crosses the block at Worldwide Auctioneers Houston event next month. » 4/21/12 2:00pm 4/21/12 2:00pm

This is what a $10.34 million Duesenberg looks like

This impressive Murphy-bodied 1931 Duesenberg Model J coupe owned by eccentric playboy George Whittell Jr. more than doubled the previous record Duesenberg sale ($4.455 million in 2004) when it brought $10.34 million dollars at auction last weekend. » 8/28/11 12:30pm 8/28/11 12:30pm

A real "Duesy" for sale on Ebay

While it's arguable whether or not the phrase "It's a Duesy" was originally adopted in reference to the Duesenberg, the quality of the cars had given the saying an additional meaning by 1934 when this JN model, currently for sale on Ebay, was built. » 2/27/11 4:00pm 2/27/11 4:00pm

Tiny Hand-Built Duesenberg Is a Masterpiece

Six years, 6,000 handmade parts and 15,000 hours of labor. That's the short story of this fully-functional miniature 1932 Duesenberg SJ phaeton. No wonder the builder was recently named Metalworking Craftsman of the Decade. » 1/20/11 4:00pm 1/20/11 4:00pm

Burbank Envy: A Glimpse Inside Jay Leno's Garage

We were lucky enough to snag a tour of Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage during the LA Auto Show. Supercars galore? Sure, but you know what? We want the Tatra. And the motorcycles. And the...oh hell, we want it all. » 12/08/09 11:00am 12/08/09 11:00am

How To Advertise A Luxury Car In Middle Of A Global Recession

Lexus, Mercedes, Rolls–Royce, whoever else is in the luxury business these days: take note of this Duesenberg ad from the June 1935 issue of Vanity Fair. » 10/16/09 5:15pm 10/16/09 5:15pm

"Mormon Meteor" Duesenberg SJ Special Takes Pebble Beach Best in Show

It set a 24-hour speed record in 1935, hitting 135.58 miles per hour. Sixty-nine years later, The Duesenberg SJ Special "Mormon Meteor" sold for $4.45 million at a Pebble Beach Auction held by Gooding and Company. Now owned by Harry Yeaggy of Cincinnati, it's won the approval of the seersucker'd set at Pebble, taking… » 8/20/07 6:19am 8/20/07 6:19am

Chip Foose Looking to Build New Duesenberg With Metalcrafters

[UPDATE: It's not a done deal, just a what-if scenario fielded by Mr. Foose in an Automotive News piece] Word from Automotive News is that custom-car impresario Chip Foose could be plotting to revive the Duesenberg name — once synonymous with robber-baron luxury — with SoCal concept-car builder Metalcrafters. The plan… » 7/31/07 11:39am 7/31/07 11:39am

More on the Reborn Duesenberg

BidnessWeek's hopped on the Duesie bandwagon, and the article's got a bit more on the machine's unique propulsion system. Apparently, it was designed by legendary custom-vehicle nut Eddie Paul, patterned after a patent he holds on a water pump used by the men who fight the forest fires. The entire unit itself… » 2/01/06 4:36pm 2/01/06 4:36pm

New Duesenburg Torpedo Coupe Could Launch in 2007

A radical new Duesenberg — that symbol of ultraluxury motoring of the 1920s — could hit the market as early as January 2007. The Duesenberg Torpedo Coupe — a design by Jeff Teague, whose credits include models by Volkswagen, Mitsubishi and Ford — will reportedly ride on the Mercedes CLS 500 platform and will be… » 12/19/05 7:55am 12/19/05 7:55am