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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

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

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

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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 and a total restoration was completed in 1990.

The Rollston bodied Torpedo Convertible Victoria is one of the most stunning Duesenbergs ever created. Its long, low profile with a gracefully sculpted body and the Rollston-designed 'scoop' fenders create a powerful 'mean-looking' presentation that embodies the ultimate in Classic-era styling. The rear body section has a shapely, incorporated trunk without the boxiness of many designs of the era. A lid behind the rear seat lifts up to provide for a completely disappearing top assembly, quite a feat for a top of this size. The side view of the front 'scoop' fenders follows the famous angle of the hood ornament and gives the appearance of forward motion while the car is sitting still. Being one of only 30 Duesenbergs originally fitted with a single-carburetor supercharger, the commanding side exhaust pipes only enhance its powerful appearance. Unique features include a pair of glove boxes in the instrument panel, a reclining rear seat, an optional second tail lamp, and a rare banjo-style steering wheel. The dark original shade of Roosevelt Maroon paint and blacktop contrast strikingly with all of the brilliant external plating.

There were four similar bodies built by Rollston. 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.


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1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Auction Sales

Recent Sales

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

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1929 Two-Door Convertible
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2268
Engine Num: J-240
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1930 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2293
Engine Num: J272

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2367
Engine Num: J-345
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1931 Convertible Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 2506
Engine Num: SJ-488

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Beverly Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: SJ-512
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: J-272
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Convertible Sedan Speedster
Coachbuilder: Schwartz

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2437
Engine Num: J 425
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2496
Engine Num: SJ478

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Arlington Torpedo Sedan
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2539
Engine Num: J-513
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 LWB Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LaGrande
Chassis Num: 2540
Engine Num: J510

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1933 Riviera Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 2577
Engine Num: SJ528
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1934 Torpedo Convertible
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: SJ-517

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1934 LaGrande Phaeton
Chassis Num: 2131
Engine Num: J-107
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1934 Convertible Berline
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2515
Engine Num: J-494

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1934 Continental Touring Berline
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2543
Engine Num: J-514
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ Special Mormon Meteor
1935 Racer
Engine Num: J557

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Walker
Chassis Num: 2405
Engine Num: J-530
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2406
Engine Num: J527

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 2558
Engine Num: J-537
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Darrin
Chassis Num: 2571
Engine Num: J-543

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Town Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2582
Engine Num: SJ553
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJN
1935 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2589
Engine Num: SJN-564

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 2592
Engine Num: J-562
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SSJ
1935 Speedster
Chassis Num: 2594
Engine Num: J-563

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2596
Engine Num: SJ 572
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Torpedo Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Walker
Chassis Num: 2608
Engine Num: J582

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ
1935 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: 2614
Engine Num: J-585

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJN
1936 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company

1934 Duesenberg Model SJ

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