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1979 Duesenberg II SJ Boattail Speedster

1979 Duesenberg II SJ in Knight Rider, TV Series, 1982-1986 IMDB Ep. 2.08

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1979 Duesenberg II SJ Boattail Speedster

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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wickey SK

2006-08-04 17:45

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They called it something like: one of very few "Pennington Ascot Regency" in the world.

1933 model originaly
looks exactly like this Link to "www.victorycars.com" , so I presume it is it :p - btw marvelous vehicle - the best seen in Knight Rider I think..

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how to make a damaged bumper on 1.000.000 dollar vehicle?? with mud and silver tape :lol:

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-- Last edit: 2007-01-21 22:32:54 (antp)

wickey SK

2006-08-04 17:47

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unfortunately it is probably replica as the one in the link.. :(

chief tin cloud CH

2007-03-07 16:33

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Definitely a replica. Although still impressive, it looks somewhat scaled-down and ill-proportioned. Seems the "Pennington" has a different dash than the linked replica.

This is the real thing:

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6519/1933duesenbergsjspeedstra7.jpg

1933 Duesenberg SJ Speedster by Weymann of America (Styling: Gordon Buehrig)

And this one confuses me:

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4048/1931duesenbergjspeedstegg6.jpg

1931 Duesenberg J Speedster

Can anybody shed some light on this?


-- Last edit: 2007-03-07 16:37:31

wrenchhead US

2007-03-07 17:14

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I think Duesenberg only sold rolling chassis. Bodies were by custom coachmakers so each Duesenberg may be slightly different because of different coachmaker and buyers desire.

-- Last edit: 2007-03-07 17:14:50

chief tin cloud CH

2007-03-07 17:43

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wrenchhead wrote I think Duesenberg only sold rolling chassis. Bodies were by custom coachmakers so each Duesenberg may be slightly different because of different coachmaker and buyers desire.


Yes, that's true. There was a body catalogue with suggestions, but the buyer was free to choose a coachbuilder and a body style. This was usual practice with many high-level cars of the era. E.L.Cord, then owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg empire (which at a time included also Lycoming engines) hired Gordon Buehrig as in-house stylist for Auburn. He did a very efficient job with facelifting beautiful cars into even more beautiful ones without spending much of the company's scarce money for tooling. I think he also introduced the famous Auburn Speedsters to get some showroom traffic. Beside that, Buehrig suggested also special bodies like this SJ. And, of course, he is the design "father" of the immortal Cord 810 / 812.

The body most often mounted on a Duesenberg chassis was the roadster with a disappearing top by the Murphy Company of California.

The Boattail in question is very different at the rear from the Buehrig-Weymann. As it is quoted being elder I just wonder if this is an earlier attempt of him, or was it another's brain child.


-- Last edit: 2007-03-07 17:47:08

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