Glenn Pray Dusenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton

Duesenberg ceased production in 1937 after Cord's financial empire collapsed. However, two more Duesenbergs were completed between 1937 and 1940. The first one was delivered by the coachbuilder Rollson to the German artist Rudolf Bauer in April 1940; it is both the longest Duesenberg and the last one delivered. The last one ever made was assembled from leftover parts between 1938 and 1940.

Duesenberg became far less popular during World War II, by the end of which a few Model Js were advertised for around $300 to $400, with some ultimately selling for only $100 or $200.Business rebounded in the 1950s, when classic and vintage cars became popular among collectors. Several Model Js were advertised in the New York Times in 1951, at prices as low as $500. By 1959 a decent example could not be bought for less than $4,000.

The Duesenberg Special, a.k.a. "Mormon Meteor", was sold at an auction by Gooding & Co in August 2004 for $4.5 million. Another SJ sold for $4.4m at RM Auctions in Monterey, California, in 2007.

Source: Wikipedia, 2014

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