1931 Duesenberg J
The Beverly sedan is one of Gordon Buehrig’s most recognized Duesenberg body styles. Its low silhouette and prominently slanted windshield created an elegant and well-proportioned body design accentuated by the long wheelbase chassis. Its V-shaped B-pillar resembles a convertible top created by the French coachbuilders, Hibbard and Darrin.
Not only did Buehrig pen the exterior, but also the interior, with its armchair rear seat, cabinetry and passenger instrumentation, designed to create symmetry of appearance. A radio and a women’s Tiffany silver makeup set are included in this highly appointed interior.
This Beverly body was constructed by the Walter M. Murphy Company of Pasadena, California, a frequent coachbuilder for Duesenberg, Inc. It weighs around 5,500 pounds and would have cost $16,500 when new.
Original Engine: Yes
Dual overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder
Four-wheel hydraulic brakes