1929 Duesenberg J-111 Dual Cowl Phaeton

Duesenberg's were the choice of not just the simply rich, but the ultra-wealthy. With custom coachwork by LeBaron, this automobile cost nearly $20,000 new, which in 1929, was the equivalent of purchasing two average middle-class homes and about two dozen Model A Fords.

This is the 10th Model J built, and was originally displayed at the 1929 New York and Los Angeles Auto Shows before becoming a company demonstrator to the Hollywood elite. It was eventually purchased by James Talmadge, son of actors Buster Keaton and Natalie Talmadge.

In 1947, this car sold as used for only $123!

Taken at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2011

You may purchase a copy of this print here.
Amelia Island Concours DElegance
July 12, 2022


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