1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Arlington Torpedo Sedan / 2539 Chassis Information

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Arlington Torpedo Sedan
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Designer: Gordon Buehrig
Chassis #: 2539
Engine # 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 and built under Rollston's Rudy Creteur 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 design displays touches of Buerig's earlier Beverly berline body style as well as influences from Hibbard and Darrin while the rear of the body is similar to the Rollston-built Torpedo Phaeton.

After the car's 1933 debut in Chicago it failed to sell, so it was repainted in black and displayed at the second Chicago Exposition in 1934. It was subsequently sold to one of Duesenberg's best customers, Shreve M. Archer of the Archer-Daniels-Midland food processing company of Minneapolis. It would have several more owners before entering the care of its current owners.

The current owners acquired this Duesenberg in 1978 or 1979. 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.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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
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1933 Duesenberg Model SJ 'Riviera' Phaeton by Brunn
Chassis#: 2577
Sold for $1,595,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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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
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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
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1933 Duesenburg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton
Chassis#: 2551
Sold for $1,320,000
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
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Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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