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1932 Duesenberg Model J

Chassis number : 2206

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Sold for $830,000 at 2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN.
Sold for $1,540,000 at 2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions.
The Duesenberg Model J was available on either a 142.5-inch or 153.5-inch wheelbase and was given coachwork by some of the finest coachbuilders of the time. LeBaron's contributions included the innovative Dual Cowl Phaeton with the trendsetting sweep panel design. About 18 LeBaron-designed chassis were sold. Duesenberg's in-house coachbuilder adapted the sweep panel design and sold it as the LeGrande Dual Cowl Phaeton and included a folding rear windshield, offering additional protection from the elements for the rear seat passengers.

This car was once owned by the prize-fighter and one-time World Champion, Max Baer. The car would later pass through at least 11 owners, including many well-known Duesenberg collectors. One interesting original features was headlights that turned with the front wheels. This idea was later used by Tucker and Citroen in addition to others.

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2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,500,000-USD $2,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,540,000

2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN

Sale Price :
USD $830,000

1932 Duesenberg Model J Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Duesenberg Model J

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Duesenberg Model J Tourster
Chassis#: J490X
Sold for USD$665,000
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1932 Duesenberg Model J Stationary Victoria by Rollston
Chassis#: 2505
Sold for USD$1,325,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
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1932 Duesenberg Model J Tourster
Sold for USD$522,500
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1932 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Torpedo Berline
Chassis#: 2574
Sold for USD$880,000
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
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1932 Duesenberg Model J Town Car by Kirchhoff
Chassis#: 2514
Sold for USD$594,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
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1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton
Chassis#: J4632480
Sold for USD$600,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
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1932 Duesenberg Model J
Chassis#: J4632480
Sold for USD$720,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
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1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton
Chassis#: 2480
Sold for USD$500,000
  2015 Mecum : Houston
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1932 Duesenberg Model J LWB Custom Speedster
Sold for USD$297,000
  2012 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic Auction
 
1932 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton
Chassis#: 2206
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1932 DUESENBERG MODEL J DUAL-COWL PHAETON
Sold for USD$375,000
  2011 Auctions America - Spring Auburn
 
1932 DUESENBERG MODEL J FIVE-PASSENGER SEDAN
Sold for USD$404,250
  2011 Auctions America - Spring Auburn
 
1932 DUESENBERG MODEL J DUAL COWL PHAETON
Sold for USD$440,000
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1932 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Berline
Chassis#: J546
Sold for USD$726,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
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1932 Duesenberg Model J Tourster
Chassis#: J356
Sold for USD$550,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1932 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton
Chassis#: 2276
Sold for USD$500,500
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1932 DUESENBERG J LEBARON DUAL COWL PHAETON
Chassis#: 2206
Sold for USD$830,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
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Duesenberg Model Js That Failed To Sell At Auction

1932 Duesenberg Model J's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Duesenberg Model J Victoria Coupe by Judkins23752019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,400,000$1,800,000
1932 Duesenberg Model J Tourster25712015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $625,000$875,000
1932 DUESENBERG SUPERCHARGED MODEL J BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$450,000$600,000$750,000
1932 Duesenberg Model J Custom Speedster25222011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $400,000$600,000

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1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' Coupe Recreation by Bob Petersen Engineering
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1932 Duesenberg Model J Profiles

1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Coupe
Designer: Judkins Company of Amesbury
Chassis #: 2162
Engine #: J-137
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Formal Sedan
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Chassis #: 2574
Engine #: J546
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Bohman & Schwartz
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 2206
Engine #: J-182
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Torpedo Phaeton
Coachwork: Weymann
Chassis #: 2319
Engine #: J396
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Victoria Coupe
Coachwork: Judkins
Chassis #: 2375
Engine #: J-354
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachwork: LaGrande
Chassis #: 2480
Engine #: J-463
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Town Car
Coachwork: Kirchhoff
Chassis #: 2514
Engine #: J-497
1932 Duesenberg Model J vehicle information
Victoria Coupe
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Chassis #: 2505
Engine #: J490