1932 Duesenberg Model J

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EngineStraight-8, 420 cubic-inches, 265 HP
Body StyleTorpedo Convertible Coupe
Exterior ColorDeep Green
Interior ColorGreen leather

Duesenberg J-476 was one of five short wheelbase Torpedo Convertible Coupe bodies built by Murphy. Notable in its design is the Murphy hallmark disappearing convertible top and the bare aluminum top of the body. This vehicle was purchased new by Cliff Durant, son of GM founder William Durant. Durant owned the vehicle for a few months and traded it to J. Paul Getty for a Model A Duesenberg and some cash. Getty owned the vehicle until 1940. The vehicle had subsequent owners including author John O’Hara. In 1953, Don Carr purchased the vehicle. He restored, drove and exhibited the vehicle until he donated it to the Museum in 1981 after having driven the car more than 100,000 miles. It was the first Duesenberg donated to the Museum. The Model J chassis alone cost $8,500. This vehicle cost $15,000 new.

Engine

Original Engine: Yes

J-476

Brakes

Four-wheel hydraulic brakes

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