1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Torpedo Convertible Vehicle Profile

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

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Torpedo Convertible
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Engine # SJ-517
E.L. Cord unabashedly advertised his Duesenberg as 'The World's Finest Motor Car,' and the only copy used in many of the company's advertisements was simple, 'He or She drives a Duesenberg,' without even an image of a car. Duesenberg owners included some of Hollywood's biggest stars, along with captains of industry.

The Duesenberg SJ, introduced in 1932, had a supercharged dual overhead cam, 8-cylinder, 320 horsepower Lycoming engine and was one of the most powerful motorcars in the world, capable of a top speed approaching 140 mph. That engine, combined with this Rollston Torpedo Convertible Victoria coachwork, makes this Model SJ finished in November of 1933 one of the most stunning Duesenbergs ever created.

This car, engine number SJ-517, was first purchased by Miss Margaret L. Flick, later to become Mrs. Margaret Hoffman of New York City. The car has known history from new. In 1955 it was acquired by Vernon Jarvis who lent his entire collection of the Early American Museum in Silver Springs, Florida. It became part of the current caretaker's collection in 1986.

There were four similar bodies built by Rollston, this one with unique front fenders and painted in its original color of Roosevelt Maroon. Power is supplied by a 420 CID, 320 horsepower OHC supercharged straight-eight with four valves per cylinder - quite heady technology in the 1930s. Its interior is fitted with dual glove compartments in the instrument panel, a reclining rear seat, and a rare banjo-style steering wheel.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2014 1
2007 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2014$1,567,500$1,567,5001
2007$660,000$660,0001
2003$429,000$429,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: 2515
Sold for $1,567,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1934 Duesenberg Model SJ image  1934 Duesenberg Model SJ image  
1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: J1342159
Sold for $660,000
  2007 RM Auctions The Ponder Collection
 
1934 Duesenberg SJ Boattail Speedster
Sold for $429,000
  2003 Carail Museum
 

No Sale

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 DUESENBERG SJ CONTINENTAL TOURING BERLINE BY ROLLSTON25432015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto$800,000$950,000$1,100,000
1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Touring Berline25432015 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $950,000$1,400,000

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