1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Arlington Torpedo Sedan / 2539 Chassis Information

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1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ photograph

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

No Sale

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