1923 Duesenberg Model A Rubay Phaeton

1923 Duesenberg Model A Rubay Phaeton photographed by Douglas Wilkinson at the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, CA.

1923 Duesenberg Model A Rubay Phaeton
1923 Duesenberg Model A Rubay Phaeton

1923 Duesenberg Model A Rubay Phaeton

Manufacturer: Duesenberg Motor Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Coachbuilder: Leon Rubay, Cleveland, Ohio
Engine: SOHC 8-cylinder 259.6 cid 100 horsepower
Price New: $5,000

In 1920, Duesenberg introduced America's first straight-eight overhead camshaft engine and first four-wheel hydraulic brake vehicle. The high price and production delays, coupled with a deep recession following World War I, kept sales at red-ink levels. Only 600 Duesenberg Model A's, and their successor, the Model X, were made. They were superbly built and the very few survivors are appreciated by knowledgeable collectors.

Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Date: June, 2005
Location: The Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, CA

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