1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe photographed by Douglas Wilkinson at the RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall, August 6, 2005, Auburn Hills, Michigan.

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe Pictures

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe
Chassis Number: J194
Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Location: RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall, August 6, 2005, Auburn Hills, Michigan
AUCTION RESULTS: Sold at a price of $825,000

Today, J194 presents very well, having acquired a lovely patina since its earlier restoration. The silver and green paintwork is generally quite good, although some minor areas of bubbling are evident on the fenders as well as some chips to door and rumble seat edges. The chrome and brightwork is also quite acceptable, although some pieces show minor rippling and would benefit fromr replating with a higher standard of preparation work.

The lovely dark green leather interior is in as new condition; although the top, probably done at the same time, trimmed in matching leather, shows minor discoloration today and one snap has pulled through. The instrument panel is complete and correct, including the proper and rare original marbled shift knob.

The engine bay detailing is older and shows some evidence of road use since restoration. It is generally quite correct, although some minor parts are of incorrect finish. Similarly, the chassis, while quite clean, shows evidence of use. Notably, J194 is fitted with both Watson Stabilators and hydraulic shock absorbers, as well as the more desirable downdraft carburetion system.

J194 is exceptionally well equipped, having been fitted with external exhaust, twin taillights, twin cowl mounted spotlights, and twin Pilot Ray driving lights. The car is nicely accented with 19 inch chrome wire wheels and whitewall tires.

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