1966 Duesenberg Prototype

1966 Duesenberg Prototype photographed by Douglas Wilkinson at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum (A-C-D) in Auburn, Indiana.

1966 Duesenberg Prototype
1966 Duesenberg Prototype

1966 Duesenberg Prototype Pictures

1966 Duesenberg Prototype

1966 Duesenberg Prototype

1966 Duesenberg Prototype
Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Location: Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum (A-C-D) in Auburn, Indiana

There have been several attempts to revive the Duesenberg as a custom, luxury automobile since the demise of the original in 1937. In the mid 1960's, Fritz Duesenberg, son of August and nephew of Fred, financed a new project involving Virgil Exner and his son, Virgil, Jr., The two designed this prototype 1966 Duesenberg. It if built using a Chrysler Imperial chassis and engine and a body by Ghia of Italy. The car was scheduled to sell for $19,500 and was to possess the same sense of style, performance, and size of the original Duesenberg Model J. The response from the press and the public was enthusiastic. Unfortunately, funding was depleted before the factory was completed. Only this single prototype vehicle remains of the attempted revival.

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