1929 Duesenberg Model J
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This car has recently been shown at the 2007 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance and later at the 2007 Eastern Concours of the United States. It is a very attractive car that is sporty, elegant, and refined. The potent eight-cylinder engine is capable of carrying this car at speeds greater than most other machines on the road, during the early 1930s. It was a symbol of wealth and accomplishment, something that is still true in modern times. Its beauty is timeless and the allure is undeniable.
The J model, introduced in December 1928, is powered with a 420 cid straight eight engine built by Lycoming. The horsepower rating is advertised at 265 horsepower. Features of the engine include two overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Brakes were oversized and hydraulic with vacuum assistance.
Aluminum alloy was extensively used in the engine, dash, steering column, differential and flywheel housing, crankcase, timing chain cover, water pump, intake manifold, brake shoes and even the gas tank. The use of aluminum kept this massive car just below 5,200 pounds.
The J model was capable of a staggering 89 mph in second gear and 112-116 mph in high gear.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011
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