Franklin Mint 1940 Duesenberg " The Last Duesenberg "
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Franklin Mint 1940 Duesenberg " The Last Duesenberg ":
Collectors: I have for your offerding enjoyment a Franklin Mint 1940 Duesenberg S J Convertible Town Car ( the last Duesenberg ). I listed this as used because it was removed from its container for pictures and the original owner had displayed it in a glassed china closet.This comes with hang tag and all paperwork, I have the styrafoam container but lack the outside cardboard sleeve. There is a dull spot about 1/32" near the front of the hood on the passenger side, it is not noticeable without close inspection, I see no other faults with this model. The duesenberg model J was first introduced in 1928 and was advertised as " The World`s Finest Motor Car ". While fewer than 500 were ever made, each of them were fitted with specially built coachwork.Duesenberg only built the chassis and supplied the hood, radiator, fenders, running boards, bumpers, and lamps. Perhaps the most unique Duesenberg model J was the supercharged model delivered to artist Rudolph Bauer in 1940---three years after duesenberg had gone out of buisness! The duesenberg SJ Convertible Town Car delivered to Rudolph Bauer would be the last Duesenberg ever. Bauer took delivery in the U.S., where Rolllison of New York built the body according to Bauer`s specifications, this would be only the second time that Rollison built an automobilebody that was not a Packard. The Duesenberg had been the jewel in the crown of American luxury cars. As the luxurious marque came to an end, it produced-----for one last time----a vehicle truly deserving of the company`s renown. if you have questions please feel free to ask, payment would be appreciated within 5 days from close of sale. Thanks