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1936 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline

In 1936, Rollston built the last two bodies on the Duesenberg long chassis. This car was the very last one and was destined for the New York Auto Show that year. European influences included bullet-style heads- and taillights, pontoon fenders over disc wheels, and a sloping rear deck. Before the show, the car was bought by Conkey Whitehead, the president of Coca-Cola, who used it regularly at his Atlanta home. It later was purchased by jazz musician Charles Kyner, who kept the car for 46 years but, incredibly, drove it only once every year. After Kyner's death, the car passed to Richard Dicker of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company. It was restored in 1990. It is the only Duesenberg Sports Convertible Berline left in the world and has won numerous awards. In 1936, Rollston built the last two bodies on the Duesenberg long chassis. This car was the very last one and was destined for the New York Auto Show that year. European influences included bullet-style heads- and taillights, pontoon fenders over disc wheels, and a sloping rear deck. Before the show, the car was bought by Conkey Whitehead, the president of Coca-Cola, who used it regularly at his Atlanta home. It later was purchased by jazz musician Charles Kyner, who kept the car for 46 years but, incredibly, drove it only once every year. After Kyner's death, the car passed to Richard Dicker of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company. It was restored in 1990. It is the only Duesenberg Sports Convertible Berline left in the world and has won numerous awards.

This Duesenberg was given a comprehensive restoration that was completed in 1990. It is an AACA Grand National Senior award winner, CCCA Premier Senior award winner, ACD Category No. 1 - Certified Original Car (certificate no. 642811717-2), and a Best in Class award winner at the Great Automobiles of the Golden Era at the 2004 Meadowbrook Concours. It was displayed at the Petersen Museum as part of a six-month Duesenberg exhibit.

This is the last complete car ever ordered and sold by Duesenberg while it was still a manufacturer.

2022 Mecum : Monterey

Sale Price :
USD $2,695,000

2022 Mecum : Kissimmee

Lot was not sold

2021 Mecum : Monterey

Lot was not sold

1936 Duesenberg Model J Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Duesenberg Model J

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline
Chassis#: J586
Sold for USD$2,695,000
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
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1936 Duesenberg Model J Tourster in the style of Derham
Chassis#: 2599
Sold for USD$632,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1936 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria by Rollston
Chassis#: 2566
Sold for USD$902,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
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Duesenberg Model Js That Failed To Sell At Auction

1936 Duesenberg Model J's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline26112022 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline26112021 Mecum : Monterey   
1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$2,800,000$3,500,000$4,000,000

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1936 Duesenberg Model J

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Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Chassis #: 2611
Engine #: J-586
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Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Engine #: J-577
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Coachwork: Murphy
Engine #: J-588
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Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Chassis #: 2566
Engine #: J538