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1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy

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Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachwork: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2196
Engine Num: J175
 
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, 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.

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EventGroup 
Glenmoor Gathering of Significant AutomobilesCCCA Classic - 1924-29 
Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John'sDuesenberg Model J 
Amelia Island Concours d'EleganceDuesenberg-Open 
Pebble Beach Concours d'EleganceDuesenberg