What is sometimes forgotten is that Duesenberg was active in racing and was a force in the racing world. In the early 1920s, Duesenberg raced some of the best cars in the world, winning the French Grand Prix at Le Mans and becoming the first American entrant to win that prestigious race. From 1913 to 1937, the Duesenbergs could be found racing in the Indianapolis 500, with eight of the first ten finishers in the 1922 race being Duesenberg, including the winning car. In 1930, there were five Duesenbergs entered into the Indianapolis 500. Peter DePaolo finished 5th which was Duesenberg's highest place in the race that year.
This Duesenberg Indianapolis Race Car was first driven at the 1927 edition of the Indianapolis 500. it was raced in various forms until 1937. It was part of the 1929 Duesenberg factory team and placed third with Jimmy Gleason behind the wheel. Had it not been for some poor pit work at lap 195, it may have won the race.
The car finished 11th at the 1937 Indianapolis 500 race and was the last Duesenberg to race in that prestigious event.
This car is powered by a 91.5 cubic-inch straight-eight engine fitted with dual overhead cams. By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2010
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