Arlington Torpedo Sedan
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Designer: Gordon Buehrig
Chassis Num: 2539
Engine Num: J-513
Widely known as 'Twenty Grand', reflecting its 1932 selling price (in a time when many new cars were selling for less than $300), this supercharged Duesenberg with chassis number 2539 and engine J-513, was designed by Gordon Buehrig as a show car for the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition of 1933-1934 (better known as the Chicago World's Fair). This graceful one-off closed-coupled design is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful Duesenbergs built.

The current owners acquired this Duesenberg in 1978. Before undertaking a restoration, Mr. Buehring and former Duesenberg president Harold Ames were both consulted to ensure an accurate restoration. The car emerged from the shop at San Sylmar exactly as it appeared the day it left the factory for the World's Fair. Since that time, this wheeled sculpture has resided in the Grand Salon of the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, California.

In 1980 it was named Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The exterior of the car is finished in platinum metallic paint with a matching leather roof and gray cloth interior.

Chassis# 2539

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number 2539 Auction Sales History

2017 1
2015 1
2013 1
2010 2
2008 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$2,300,000$2,300,0001
2015$1,595,000$1,595,0001
2013$1,760,000$1,760,0001
2010$1,050,500$1,430,0002
2008$1,688,500$1,688,5001
2005$1,320,000$1,320,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1933 sales)
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Sweep Panel Phaeton by LaGrande
Chassis#: 2540
Sold for $2,300,000
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
    
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ 'Riviera' Phaeton by Brunn
Chassis#: 2577
Sold for $1,595,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
    
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Beverly by the Walter M. Murphy Company
Chassis#: 2538
Sold for $1,760,000
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
 
1933 Duesenberg SJ Riviera Phaeton
Chassis#: 2551
Sold for $1,430,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
    
1933 Duesenberg SJ LWB Convertible Berline
Sold for $671,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
 
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ
Sold for $1,688,500
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
    
1933 Duesenburg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton
Chassis#: 2551
Sold for $1,320,000
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
    

No Sale

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High

Comparables

Similar sales to the $1,537,786 range.
1935 Duesenberg Model J Cabriolet by d'Ieteren
Chassis#:2548
Sold for $1,485,000
2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#:904-042
Sold for $1,540,000
2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Offener Tourenwagen by Sindelfingen
Chassis#:123724
Sold for $1,540,000
2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe
Chassis#:0175 E
Sold for $1,595,000
2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#:Chassis#:198.040.7500069
Sold for $1,485,000
2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet
Chassis#:57841
Sold for $1,512,500
2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1991 Ferrari F40
Chassis#:ZFFMN34A9M0087895
Sold for $1,540,000
2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1953 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Elaborata
Chassis#:106.000022
Sold for $1,485,000
2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti
Chassis#:Chassis#:5681 GT
Sold for $1,596,606
2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II
Chassis#:LML/49/4
Sold for $1,540,000
2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1990 Ferrari F40
Chassis#:ZFFMN34A0L0087041
Sold for $1,485,000
2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1993 Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau
Chassis#:WP0ZZZ96ZPS479036
Sold for $1,540,000
2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Chassis#:Chassis#:ZFF72RHA5B0181885
Sold for $1,485,000
2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Grand Sport Roadster
Chassis#:Chassis#:10814377
Sold for $1,595,000
2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5
Chassis#:Chassis#:DB51466L
Sold for $1,485,000
2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach
Chassis#:WP0CA2A11FS800381
Sold for $1,475,000
2016 Mecum : Anaheim
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider
Chassis#:Chassis#:AM115/S/49.1237
Sold for $1,500,000
2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Coupe
Chassis#:0613 GT
Sold for $1,485,000
2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#:2143 GT
Sold for $1,500,000
2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  
1929 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy
Chassis#:2551
Sold for $1,540,000
2016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City
Vehicle Thumbnail Image  Vehicle Thumbnail Image  



Vehicle information, history, and
specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.