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Specs

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Engine
Inline 8
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
J375

Description

320 HP, 420 cid, Dual Overhead Cam, In Line 8 Cylinder Engine With Centrifugal Supercharged And Twin Up Draft Carburetors, 3 Speed Transmission Chassis No. 2394; Engine No. J375 Starting at $8,500 when introduced, and going up to $9,500 after 1932, all you really bought from Duesenberg was the frame, engine, drive train, suspension, brake system, steering, a firewall and dashboard with in...

320 HP, 420 cid, Dual Overhead Cam, In Line 8 Cylinder Engine With Centrifugal Supercharged And Twin Up Draft Carburetors, 3 Speed Transmission Chassis No. 2394; Engine No. J375 Starting at $8,500 when introduced, and going up to $9,500 after 1932, all you really bought from Duesenberg was the frame, engine, drive train, suspension, brake system, steering, a firewall and dashboard with instrumentation. You also received front fenders, a hood and a radiator with its distinctive shell, all tastefully designed by Gordon Buehrig. After the purchase of this spectacular chassis, the customer had to then decide on what body to order and from which coachbuilder would supply it. When chassis 2394, a long wheelbase version, left the Indianapolis factory, it had mounted on it engine J375, supercharged from the factory and just as it is presented today. Over the years it wasn't unusual for engines to have been switched or worse yet, lost to history. This chassis was sent to the Willoughby shops where a Berline sedan was installed. At one point it was believed to have had a Le Baron convertible sedan body attached to it, but this has never been confirmed. In the 1980's the custom crafted phaeton body that is currently on the chassis today. Finished in light yellow with gloss black highlights and fenders, it presents the subtle beauty of less is more. Wearing its dual side mounted spare tires, a full set of Buffalo chrome wire wheels and wide white tires, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser wherever it goes. From the engine turned dashboard to the dual Pilot Ray driving lights this car exudes elegance in motoring and demands respect from all who own or drive this remarkable machine. In the world of Duesenbergs to find an SJ model is rare. To find one that is still with its original chassis and even more special. To find one that has been restored to such exacting standards and presented in such as attractive package, it could be a once in a lifetime experience.

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