1935 Duesenberg Model J / 2548 Chassis Information

Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: d'Leteren Freres
Chassis Num: 2548
Engine Num: J519
Sold for $1,485,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys.

1935 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria (J519)

This Duesenberg is the last standard Model J shipped to Europe. It was given engine number J-519 and tested by the factory on September 11th of 1933. It was shipped on February 9th of 1934 and arrived at E.Z. Sadovich's Motors Deluxe dealership in Paris, which commissioned its coachwork from Belgian firm of d'Leteren Freres. This is the only known example to wear coachwork by d'Leteren.

The Belgian carrossier gave it more deeply skirted front fenders, integrated cowl and windshield frame, and a rakish sweep to the entire body line. The windshield wraps into the doors, in similar fashion to the Dietrich bodied Packards.

Many Duesenbergs from this era were clothed in aluminum; the d'leteren body is all steel. The body was originally finished in two shades of tan, with a dark blue frame. It also had Model J rear bumpers on both ends.

Motors Deluxe delivered the car in October 1935 to a Monsieur Addes. Mr. Addes had homes in Paris and the Netherlands. It is believed that the Duesenberg was sent to his Dutch home, as its second owner, L.R. Boissevain was also a resident of that country.

After World War II, the Duesenberg was exported to North America and entered the care of Arthur James 'Jim' Hoe of Weston, Connecticut. Mr. Hoe subsequently sold the car to William Crossett of Pennsylvania. Mr. Crossett used the car in several early CARavans, as did the next owner, Bill Kranz of Bay Village, Ohio, who purchased the car in 1973. Mr. Kranz later had the car restored, spending $9,000 to paint it two-tone red with a tan interior. In this guise the car won many awards and was photographed for numerous books and calendars.

In 1986, the car entered Rick Carroll's collection in Jensen, Florida. After Mr. Carroll's passing in 1989, his collection was sold at a sale held by Sotheby's in West Palm Beach. At the sale, the car was purchased by Jerry J. Moore of Houston, Texas. He displayed the car until the late 1990s, then sold it to Dr. Joseph Murphy of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Murphy commissioned Brian Joseph of Classic & Exotic Service in Troy, Michigan, to return it to original condition. The body was finished in a two-tone blue, hues chosen by General Motors designer David Holls, and regained its original bumper arrangement and correct European-delivery Marchal headlamps.

After the work was completed, the car was shown in 1998 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it won 2nd in Class. In 2000, the car was acquired by Thomas F. Derro and has remained in his collection for the past 17 years. During that time, it was shown at the Greenwich Concours in 2003 and 2007 where it won the Chairman's Choice, and at Radnor Hunt in 2006 where it won a Radnor Award.

The car wears a CCCA Senior Premier badge, no. 96, from Mr. Kranz's ownership.

Chassis# 2548

2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
Estimated Value:$1,500,000-$2,000,000 
Sale Price$1,485,000

Analysis

Chassis number 2548 Auction Sales History
2017$1,485,000

2017 1
2004 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$1,485,000$1,485,0001
2004$288,200$288,2001
2003$825,000$825,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1935 sales)
1935 Duesenberg Model J Cabriolet by d'Ieteren
Chassis#: 2548
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Sold for $288,200
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
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Sold for $825,000
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 

No Sale

1935 Duesenberg Model J's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1935 DUESENBERG MODEL J LIMOUSINE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$325,000  

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