1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy

Convertible Sedan8-cyl. 420cid/265hp 2bbl

North America


Drivers Club

Sold March 3, 2023

Hagerty expert commentary
Our staff has reviewed this vehicle. Here are our notes.
420/265hp, 3-speed, wire wheels, Firestone tires, dual sidemount spares with mirrors, cowl lights, dual chrome horns, suicide front doors, boot cover, robe rail, engine-turned dash, cloth and leather upholstery.
Original engine, crankshaft, chassis, and body. Striking paint finish that still looks stunning from a short distance, but there are cracks behind the front bumper and light blistering on top of the doors. Nearly spotless underneath. Good, lightly worn interior a former show car that’s still beautiful but wouldn’t take home a trophy.
Its Murphy coachwork also is exceptionally handsome and it is no surprise that it brought a superior price appropriate to its impression and provenance. It's a Duesenberg that's been around for ages and that everyone knows and respects.
Hagerty Condition Rating#2 ExcellentCould win a regional car show. Drives like new.
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Vehicle specs
Odometer3473 m
Engine Type8-cyl.
Transmission typeStandard
Interior ColorMaroon leather
Exterior ColorRose
Top ColorMaroon cloth
Seller details
Gooding & Company
Event dateMar 2 - Mar 3, 2023
LocationAmelia Island, FL; USA
AuctionGooding & Company
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