With its 420 cubic-inch displacement, 6.9L straight-eight double-overhead cams and 4 valves per cylinder, the Duesenberg Model J produced 265 horsepower. This power was enough to make it the fastest, most powerful, and expensive American car ever made.
All Duesenbergs were exclusive, but the short-wheelbase models with torpedo convertible coupe bodies built by Walter M. Murphy Company were the most coveted, numbering just six! Known for its boattail shape and its signature polished aluminum rear deck that hid the convertible top when lowered was opulent in the day, costing $15,000 in 1932!
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum tribute 1:43 scale diecast model, measuring about 5 inches in length, celebrates automotive design in great detail. The violet-color 1932 Duesenberg Model J Murphy-bodied Torpedo Convertible Coupe is owned by the legendary author Clive Cussler and is limited to only 85 units.
The model sets on a black display mantle with an attractive nameplate. It comes boxed with a historical information sheet. This is a treasure to own!