Delaware based duPont Motors, Inc. sold 537 cars from 1919 through 1933, including eight different models beginning with the 4-cylinder Model A. The fame of the marque far transcended the modest number produced. From the beginning, the duPont was a classy and expensive production, exemplified by its introduction - not at the New York automobile show where it would have debuted to the multitudes, but at the Automobile Salon in the Commodore Hotel ballroom where society gathered.
duPont was well known for its superb engineering, performance, and unique styling of limited production cars. Eight different models were featured during this period, the first of which was the four-cylinder Model A. 237 Model Gs were produced between 1929 and 1932. The Model G was powered by a 114 horsepower, 322 cubic-inch Continental straight-eight cylinder engine. duPont vehicles were primarily bodied by the coachbuilders of Waterhouse, Durham and Merrimac.
Celebrities liked the duPont. Mary Pickford bought a show car as a birthday present for her husband, Douglas fairbanks. Jack Dempsey and Will Rogers were owners, as was Huntington Hartford, owner of the A&P grocery store chain.
This vehicle, chassis number 846, is adorned with a hand-crafted body by Merrimac, a subsidiary of the J.B. Judkins Company of Merrimac, Massachusetts. Merrimac and duPont frequently partnered to create some of the most significant cars of the Classic Era. Approximately 25 Club Sedans were produced of which only two are known to still exist. Vaudeville comedian and magician, Harry Green of Hollywood, California, originally owned this vehicle.
Records indicate that this car was sold new to vaudeville comedian and magician Harry Green of Hollywood, California. It was displayed at the New York Automoible Salon in 1929 and was the first duPont to feature chrome trim. It is one of 273 Model G chassis produced from 1929-1932, which featured a 322 cubic-inch, 125 horsepower Continental straight-eight engine.