Sedanca DeVille
Coachbuilder: Barker
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
LaGrande Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Arlington Sedan
Coachbuilder: Derham
Engine Num: J-486
Convertible 2-Door
Coachbuilder: Derham
Engine Num: J150
Four-Door Touring Sedan
Coachbuilder: Derham
Tourster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Engine Num: J-408
Town Car
Coachbuilder: Derham
Engine Num: J-237
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Convertible
Coachbuilder: Franay
Speedster
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Limousine
Coachbuilder: Judkins
LaGrande Sports Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LaGrande
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Engine Num: J111
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeGrande
Engine Num: J-250
Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Beverly Sedan Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Clear Vision Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Clear Vision Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: J-330
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe by Murphy
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Coupe Roadster
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: J-147
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: J262
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: J-131
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Sedan Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Sedan Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: J-154
Custom Beverly Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Disappearing Top Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Disappearing Top Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Sports Boattail Torpedo
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: J-476
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: J-200
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Convertible Berline
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: J-212
Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: J-104
Landaulet Limousine
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: J-577
Limousine
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Town Car
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Engine Num: J188
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Walker
Weymann Sedan
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Weymann Speedster
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2127
Engine Num: J-103
Sport Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2132
Engine Num: J-151
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2134
Engine Num: J-108
Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 2136
Engine Num: J-116
Berline
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2143
Engine Num: J-118
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2149
Engine Num: J126
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2151
Engine Num: J-129
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2154
Engine Num: J149
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2154
Engine Num: J132
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis Num: 2157
Engine Num: J417
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 2158
Engine Num: J-292
Boattail Speedster
Coachbuilder: Bob Gassoway
Chassis Num: 2159
Engine Num: J134
Coupe
Chassis Num: 2162
Engine Num: J-137
Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis Num: 2162
Engine Num: J137
Sport Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2163
Engine Num: J-139
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2165
Engine Num: J142
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2167
Engine Num: J-143
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2169
Engine Num: J403
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2194
Engine Num: J-173
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2196
Engine Num: J175
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2198
Engine Num: J179
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2201
Engine Num: J-183
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2206
Engine Num: J-182
Clear Vision Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2209
Engine Num: J187
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2212
Engine Num: J192
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2213
Engine Num: J194
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2225
Engine Num: J-355
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2228
Engine Num: J-208
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis Num: 2253
Engine Num: J245
Roadster
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2266
Engine Num: J236
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2270
Engine Num: J243
Legrande Torpedo Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Walker
Chassis Num: 2276
Engine Num: J-255
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 2292
Engine Num: J-270
Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis Num: 2300
Engine Num: J-277
SWB Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2301
Engine Num: J-279
Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2305
Engine Num: J287
Convertible Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2307
Engine Num: J288
Disappearing Top Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2307
Engine Num: J-288
Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2310
Engine Num: J-284
Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2313
Engine Num: J-492
Torpedo Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2315
Engine Num: J-391
Torpedo Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: 2319
Engine Num: J396
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2330
Engine Num: J315
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2336
Engine Num: J487
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2340
Engine Num: J401
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2341
Engine Num: J-328
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2346
Engine Num: J330
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2347
Engine Num: J-331
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2350
Engine Num: J-338
Dual-Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 2355
Engine Num: J-281
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2364
Engine Num: J340
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2366
Engine Num: J-347
Victoria Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis Num: 2375
Engine Num: J-354
Chassis Num: 2377
Engine Num: J360
LWB Convertible Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2377
Engine Num: J360
Convertible Berline
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2380
Engine Num: J362
Berline
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: 2385
Engine Num: J-365
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2388
Engine Num: J-357
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2388
Engine Num: J-357
Town Car
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2401
Engine Num: J-381
Limousine
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis Num: 2402
Engine Num: J-306
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2414
Engine Num: J395
Convertible Coupe Bohman & Schwartz
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2421
Engine Num: J-386
Limousine
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis Num: 2438
Engine Num: J-430
Tourster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 2440
Engine Num: J423
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2446
Engine Num: J-429
Tapertail Speedster
Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: 2450
Engine Num: J-437
Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2454
Engine Num: J-456
Tourster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 2456
Engine Num: J-444
LWB Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2457
Engine Num: J-450
Tourster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 2468
Engine Num: J-451
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2478
Engine Num: J-284
Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2479
Engine Num: J 464
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LaGrande
Chassis Num: 2480
Engine Num: J-463
Beverly Berline
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2489
Engine Num: J-468
Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2490
Engine Num: J-461
Fernandez & Darrin Victoria
Coachbuilder: Fernandez & Darrin
Chassis Num: 2503
Engine Num: J-481
Speedster
Coachbuilder: Figoni
Chassis Num: 2509
Engine Num: J-465
Torpedo Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2535
Engine Num: J384
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2549
Engine Num: J-529
Riviera Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 2550
Engine Num: J440
Convertible Coupe Roadster
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2551
Engine Num: J-119
Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis Num: 2557
Engine Num: J-540
Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2566
Engine Num: J538
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Walker
Chassis Num: 2568
Engine Num: J531
Formal Sedan
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2574
Engine Num: J546
Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2585
Engine Num: J-560
Berline
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2587
Engine Num: J-500 (Originally J-559)
Limousine Landaulet
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2613
Engine Num: J-587
Tourster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 2646
Engine Num: J-448
Tourster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: J206
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachwork: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2196
Engine Num: J175
Duesenberg Automobile and Motors Company was an American manufacturer of luxury automobiles located in Auburn, Indiana. Duesenbergs were built between 1913 and 1937, and they were some of the most luxurious and innovative cars of their time.

This is one of only three Dual Cowl Murphy-bodied Phaetons. Murphy was a popular choice for Duesenberg owners. In the 1920s, the cars came as a rolling chassis and the owner sought out a coachbuilder to create a custom body to their liking.

The Model J Duesenberg was regarded as the most outstanding motor car of the day; the chassis alone cost $8,500. It was by far the most expensive car in America. Depending on the coachwork, the price could reach $20,000; A staggering sum at a time when a new family car cost around $500.

This 1929 Model J Duesenberg Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton was originally owned by Wm. 'Roxy' Rothafels of New York theater impresario and entrepreneur. It has been owned by the current owner since 1954 (for an asking price of $4,000), quite possible setting some sort of record for single Duesenberg ownership. It has an all-aluminum body designed by Murphy Coach Works of Pasadena, CA, and is a unique one-off prototype. Three more similar, but not identical, bodies were produced for owners in the early 1930s. What distinguishes this particular car is the complete absence of any outside door handles, hinges or other ornamentation. The result is an uninterrupted flow of the long graceful fender and body lines. It was recently treated to a well-deserved, comprehensive restoration.

Chassis# 2196

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number 2196 Auction Sales History

2017 1
2016 3
2015 1
2013 4
2012 3
2011 2
2010 1
2009 1
2008 2
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$880,000$880,0001
2016$2,320,000$3,000,0003
2015$2,530,000$2,530,0001
2013$1,272,972$2,365,0004
2012$1,070,667$1,897,5003
2011$723,250$742,5002
2010$748,000$748,0001
2009$836,000$836,0001
2008$1,080,750$1,413,5002
2007$1,650,000$1,650,0001

Recent Sales

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline by Murphy
Chassis#:Chassis#:J259
Sold for $880,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Santa Monica
 
1929 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy
Chassis#:2551
Sold for $1,540,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#:Chassis#:2151
Sold for $2,420,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Torpedo Convertible Coupe by Murphy
Chassis#:Chassis#:2199
Sold for $3,000,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1929 Duesenberg J Convertible Coupe, Rumbleseat
Sold for $2,530,000
  2015 Morphy Auctions : Premier Automobile Sale
 
1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe
Chassis#:2134
Sold for $2,365,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of Murphy
Chassis#:2201
Sold for $682,000
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
    
1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J CABRIOLET MURPHY
Sold for $1,319,888
  2013 ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS À RÉTROMOBILE
 
1929 DUESENBERG J MURPHY BERLINE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#:2307
Sold for $725,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Sport Sedan by Walter M. Murphy Co.
Chassis#:2163
Sold for $792,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe
Chassis#:2134
Sold for $1,897,500
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan
Chassis#:2225
Sold for $522,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline by Murphy Inc
Chassis#:2307
Sold for $704,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Clear Vision Sedan
Chassis#:Chassis#:2209 / J187
Sold for $742,500
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
 
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe
Chassis#:J194
Sold for $748,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
Sold for $836,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe
Chassis#:2165
Sold for $1,413,500
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
Sold for $748,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
Sold for $1,650,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Hershey
    
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
Sold for $902,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
    

No Sale

1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe by Murphy21682017 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,400,000$1,700,000
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan21942014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $1,350,000$1,750,000
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $850,000$950,000
1929 DUESENBERG MURPHY ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$625,000  

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