1927 Duesenberg Model X

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EngineStraight-8, 60 cubic-inches, 100 HP
Body StyleSpeedster
Exterior ColorBlue
Interior ColorRed leather

This Duesenberg Model X speedster, a one-off creation made for the 1928 auto show circuit, is arguably one of the most significant and influential motorcars built in the United States. Strictly a show car, the sleek speedster lacks common amenities such as windshield wipers, a convertible top, and side windows. It is the styling prototype for the Auburn speedster, which appeared a year later. Its design, both aesthetically and mechanically, was the seed from which enthusiasm grew for sleek, high-performance automobiles, launching America’s passion for personal sports cars. This car was originally purchased by Chicago magnate Arnold Kirkeby, who likely saw it at the 1928 Chicago Auto Show. Over the decades, this Duesenberg fell into disrepair. However, under the guidance of its donor, the Duesenberg was returned to its former glory during a four-year restoration.

Brakes

Four-wheel hydraulic brakes

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum's Garage

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