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The Duesenberg Model J was one of the most expensive models of its time. The last produced car of the famous brand was put up for auction.
In the United States, a unique 1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible was put up for auction by Mecum. Luxury convertible plan to sell for 2.5-2.75 million dollars – the price of a new Bugatti Chiron. The details of the car were revealed on the website of the auction house.
Duesenberg in the 30s produced some of the most expensive and luxurious cars in the world – they competed with Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Maybach. The Great Depression crippled the company and it was this convertible with an exclusive body from the Rollston studio that became the brand's last car.
About 6 m long, the Duesenberg Model J has a monumental design with bulging wings – it was called a land airship. The interior trim used leather and wood. The convertible is equipped with a huge in-line “eight” with a volume of 6.9 liters and a power of 265 hp. With. Its maximum speed is 185 km/h.
The convertible was created to participate in various auto shows. It was then purchased by Coca-Cola President Conky Whitehead for $17,000 ($362,500 today). In the post-war period, it changed owners several times, and in 1990 it underwent restoration. The car has repeatedly won awards at exhibitions and retro car festivals.