Designed by Duesenberg’s Gordon Buehrig (who later joined Ford Motor Co.), the Model J was rolled out to compete with the world’s top brands such as Rollys-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, etc. Inside, the car was a Duesenberg Straight-8 engine 6.9 litre engine having power output of 265 hp. The top speed of this car was 190 km/hr (though there were more powerful engine cars built during this time, no cars could match the top speed of a Duesy*)
With three different variants produced – Model J, Model SJ (supercharged) and Model SSJ (short-wheelbase supercharged) produced for nine years until 1937, nearly 50% of the production was sold to bespoke coachbuilders with chassis and engine, while the rest were built by Duesenberg’s in-house coach brand, La Grande.
The Blackhawk Museum in USA operates as a group of museums and holds nearly hundred of the finest cars from the rare to the unique. This museum has this Duesenberg Model J Torpedo^ in their collection.
* nickname for Duesenberg
^ a design that was extremely popular in the 1920's and 1930's where the bonnet line was matched to the car's waistline resulting in a straight line from front to the rear.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- Only 999 pieces created. Each numbered individually|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||9 x 5.5 x 3|