1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Torpedo Phaeton / 2608 Chassis Information

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Torpedo Phaeton
Coachwork: Walker
Designer: Gordon Buehrig
Chassis #: 2608
Engine # J582
Sold for $1,650,000 at 2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall.
The Model J was produced in Indianapolis from 1929 until 1937 with a 420 cubic-inch DOHC engine producing 265 horsepower in stock form and 320 horsepower in supercharged form. Each of the chassis sold received custom coachwork built to the whims of the owner. Prices ranged from $13,500 to $25,000. Five torpedo Phaetons were built to Gordon Buehrig's design. The first body was produced by Brunn and two subsequent bodies were built by Weymann.

This car is one of the last two Torpedo Phaetons, which were built by the A.J. Walker Company to the Gordon Buehrig design specifications. The Phaeton Convertible was a result of an ingenious body design that allowed the rear body, behind the rear seat, to open as a spacious compartment into which the top could be lowered completely. Both front and rear doors have roll-up windows. Combined with low windshields and the short-coupled body on the longer wheelbase chassis, the Torpedo Phaetons are among the sportiest four passenger bodies ever mounted on the Model J chassis.

It was originally delivered new to E.L. King of Winona, Wisconsin as J-558 on chassis $2558. Mr. King was apparently not satisfied with the car and Duesenberg agreed to replace the complete chassis and engine. The original body was installed on chassis #2608 with engine J-582.

During the car's early history, it was in the ownership of several caretakers, until it was crashed in the 1940s. Many of its parts were cannibalized. In the early 1960s, plans emerged to resurrect the vehicle. Over the course of a decade, many parts were sourced, and work began in 1973. The damaged chassis was discarded and chassis 2470 was then used to fit the LaGrande body. The project proved too much, and the Duesenberg and parts were sold to a new owner who later finished the work in 1987. The completed car made its debut at the CCCA Grand Classic where it scored a perfect 100 points.

In 2005, the car was offered at RM Auctions annual Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook hall where it was sold to a new owner.

A complete restoration returning this classic to its original glory was completed in 2017.

2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall

Sale Price :
$1,650,000

2015 2
2014 1
2013 2
2009 2
2007 1
2005 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2015$2,241,250$3,630,0002
2014$1,265,000$1,265,0001
2013$2,684,000$4,510,0002
2009$2,365,000$3,300,0002
2007$4,400,000$4,400,0001
2005$1,650,000$1,650,0001
2004$4,455,000$4,455,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1935 sales)
1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton in the style of LaGrande
Chassis#: 2592
Sold for $852,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
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1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis#: 2582
Sold for $3,630,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
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1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton by LaGrande
Sold for $1,265,000
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton
Sold for $858,000
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe by Walker-LaGrande
Chassis#: 2405
Sold for $4,510,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
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1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Roadster
Chassis#: 2596
Sold for $3,300,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
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1935 Duesenberg Model SJ
Chassis#: 2406
Sold for $1,430,000
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
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1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Bohman and Schwartz
Sold for $4,400,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
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1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Torpedo Phaeton
Chassis#: J582
Sold for $1,650,000
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
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1935 Duesenberg SJ Roadster
Sold for $4,455,000
  2004 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1935 DUESENBERG SJ DUAL COWL PHAETON25922015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1929 Two-Door Convertible
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2268
Engine Num: J-240
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1930 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2293
Engine Num: J272
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2367
Engine Num: J-345
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1931 Convertible Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 2506
Engine Num: SJ-488
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 Beverly Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Engine Num: SJ-512
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: J-272
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 Convertible Sedan Speedster
Coachbuilder: Schwartz
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2496
Engine Num: SJ478
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 Arlington Torpedo Sedan
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2539
Engine Num: J-513
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 LWB Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LaGrande
Chassis Num: 2540
Engine Num: J510
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1933 Riviera Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 2577
Engine Num: SJ528
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1934 Torpedo Convertible
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: SJ-517
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1934 LaGrande Phaeton
Chassis Num: 2131
Engine Num: J-107
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1934 Convertible Berline
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 2515
Engine Num: J-494
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1934 Continental Touring Berline
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2543
Engine Num: J-514
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ Special Mormon Meteor1935 Racer
Engine Num: J557
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Walker
Chassis Num: 2405
Engine Num: J-530
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 2406
Engine Num: J527
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 2558
Engine Num: J-537
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Darrin
Chassis Num: 2571
Engine Num: J-543
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Town Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2582
Engine Num: SJ553
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJN1935 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 2589
Engine Num: SJN-564
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 2592
Engine Num: J-562
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SSJ1935 Speedster
Chassis Num: 2594
Engine Num: J-563
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis Num: 2596
Engine Num: SJ 572
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Torpedo Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Walker
Chassis Num: 2608
Engine Num: J582
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJ1935 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: 2614
Engine Num: J-585
Chassis information for the Duesenberg Model SJN1936 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company


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