1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton

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

1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton
1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton

1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton

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

This unique Duesenberg is the 1927 Model Y prototype built in 1927 as a possible transition model between the Model X and Model J. While several engine configurations were built, it is believed that only this one car was finished. Because it was a prototype, Augie Duesenberg was given the task of destroying the engine and chassis, but he kept this body and mounted it on a Duesenberg Model A Chassis and put on some non-Duesenberg wheels. The body is believed to have been built in-house. From the cowl forward, it is very clear where the design for the Model J was heading. The sheet metal is nearly identical to what went into production a year later.

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