1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe / 2254 Chassis Information

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Convertible Coupe
Designer: Graber
Chassis #: 2254
Engine # J-148
The Duesenberg Model J was produced in Indianapolis from 1929 until 1937. It was powered by a 420 cubic inch double overhead-cam engine, which produced 265 horsepower normally and 320 horsepower with the addition of the centrifugal supercharger. It was capable of 104 mph in second gear and a top speed of 130 mph. There were 480 cars sold that received custom coachwork, tailored to the individual whims of each owner with no two Duesenberg's exactly the same. A top of the line Duesenberg could cost $20,000 at a time that a new Auburn sedan could be bought for $1,000 or a Model A for under $500. The Coachwork was left to the discretion of the buyer. The cost of the rolling chassis was around $8,000 and usually included all mechanical components, dashboard, radiator grill and other essentials.

This Graber Convertible Victoria, chassis number 2254 and originally housing engine number J-246 but currently powered by J-148, was once part of the Harrah Collection. Prior to a restoration by the Harrah Collection, the car was painted black and silver. After the work was complete, it was colored olive and dark orange. Years later it was painted two-tone red; the current paint scheme is of blue and black.

What is currently a Graber bodied convertible coupe began life as a Murphy bodied Town Car built for Vera Montgomery of New York City, NY. The car was later sold to Vladimir de Radevsky of Paris, who (in 1935) tasked the coachbuilder Graber with re-bodying the car. The update included new instruments, modified suspension, and a design which represented the aerodynamic ideals of the era. The car's next owner was Heinz Boethge of Switzerland, prior to entering the Harrah Collection.

Graber was a coachbuilder in central Switzerland. The firm supplied bodies to a number of different manufacturers, one being Duesenberg.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2018

Chassis# 2254

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number 2254 Auction Sales History

2018 1
2017 1
2015 1
2013 3
2012 5
2011 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$995,000$995,0001
2017$880,000$880,0001
2015$1,155,000$1,155,0001
2013$1,062,833$1,540,0003
2012$753,800$1,045,0005
2011$363,000$363,0001
2003$700,000$700,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Duesenberg Model J Imperial Cabriolet by Hibbard & Darrin
Chassis#: 2275
Sold for $995,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1930 Duesenberg Model J image  
1930 DUESENBERG J DUAL-COWL PHAETON
Chassis#: J237
Sold for $880,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1930 Duesenberg Model J 'Sweep Panel' Dual-Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron
Chassis#: 2336
Sold for $1,155,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1930 Duesenberg Model J image  1930 Duesenberg Model J image  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe
Sold for $1,540,000
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton
Chassis#: 2276
Sold for $950,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
1930 Duesenberg Model J image  1930 Duesenberg Model J image  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton
Chassis#: 2276
Sold for $698,500
  2013 Bonhams - Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
1930 Duesenberg Model J image  1930 Duesenberg Model J image  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Limousine ACD Certified Category 1 Original
Chassis#: J2402
Sold for $370,000
  2012 Mecum - Anaheim, CA
 
1930 Duesenberg Boattail Speedster
Sold for $484,000
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 2228
Sold for $990,000
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1930 DUESENBERG J
Chassis#: 2401
Sold for $1,045,000
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1930 Duesenberg Model J LWB Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: 2336
Sold for $880,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1930 Duesenberg Model J image  1930 Duesenberg Model J image  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: J237
Sold for $363,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1930 DUESENBERG IMPERIAL CABRIOLET
Sold for $700,000
  2003 Kruse Auction - Gonzales, LA
 

No Sale

1930 Duesenberg Model J's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton22762018 Mecum : Monterey$900,000$1,000,000$1,200,000
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton22762016 Mecum : Monterey$800,000  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline Convertible Formerly Owned by Tyrone Power 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$1,400,000$1,500,000$2,000,000
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton Upgraded Coachwork by Fran Roxas of Chicago 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,500,000
1930 Duesenberg Model J Limousine Coachwork by WilloughbyJ24022012 Mecum Monterey, CA$350,000  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Limousine24022012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$350,000  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton22762011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $800,000$1,000,000
1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton22762010 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'EleganceCollectors' Motorcars $800,000$1,000,000
1930 DUESENBERG J 254 TOWN CABRIOLET 2001 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$750,000  

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