1927 Duesenberg Race Car

1927 Duesenberg Race Car photographed by Douglas Wilkinson at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum (A-C-D) in Auburn, Indiana.

1927 Duesenberg Race Car
1927 Duesenberg Race Car

1927 Duesenberg Race Car Pictures

1927 Duesenberg Race Car

1927 Duesenberg Race Car

1927 Duesenberg Race Car
Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Location: Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum (A-C-D) in Auburn, Indiana

In its day, Duesenberg was an awesome force in the racing world. In 1921, Duesenberg won the French Grand Prix at Le Mans as the first American entrant to win the prestigious race. From 1913 to 1937, Duesenbergs were raced in the Indianapolis 500. In the 1922 race, eight of the first ten finishers were Duesenbergs, including the winning car. This Duesenberg Indianapolis race car was first driven in the 1927 race and was raced in various forms until 1937. In 1929 the car was part of the Duesenberg factory team and placed third with Jimmy Gleason behind the wheel, If not for some bad pit work at lap 195, it could have won the race. This car was the last Duesenberg to race in the Indianapolis 500, finishing 11th in 1937. This vintage race car is powered by a 91.5 cubic inch straight-eight engine with dual overhead cams.

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