Duesenberg JN Rollston

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15 Apr 2006 19:00 #4705 by Chris Summers
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Can any Duesenberg fans help?

At the 2002 Pebble Beach Concours, there was a cream and red Duesenberg JN Rollston with the headlights mounted low on the car. I remember hearing somewhere that it had been in the owner's family for many years. I have two Duesenberg books and Internet and I have looked everywhere and I cannot for the life of me find the numbers for this car (or any other references to it). Does anyone know what it is?

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16 Apr 2006 00:47 #4706 by Kevin
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Chris,

It appears to be the car on page 160 of Fred Roes' book "The Pursuit of Perfection". Headlights are different, but the bumper appears the same.

Car 2598, J 569


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16 Apr 2006 02:40 #4709 by Chris Summers
Chris Summers replied the topic: About those lights...
...I have seen them on another Duesenberg, J-420, when it was for sale by Kruse a year or so ago. They look like racing lights...I can't think of any reason you'd put them that low on a Duesy. The weird grille and lights must have been that long-term owner's special modifications. Compared to what he could have done to his Berline, not bad.
Thanks, Kevin. I really need to find a copy of the Roe book, don't I? :D

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16 Apr 2006 02:54 #4710 by Kevin
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Chris,

There is a copy of Fred's book on ebay. That is where I found the copy I have.
http://cgi.ebay.com/DUESENBERG-The-Purs ... dZViewItem
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19 Apr 2006 02:49 #4738 by Lee Owens
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Ebay is blocked on the government computer that I'm using, so I have no idea how much the book is going for. However, I got my copy from www.abebooks.com for about half of what I expected to pay. Unfortunately, Uncle Sam blocked access to that site too, so I can't tell you if any are available now. Another great book seller is www.alibris.com . They ummmmm....don't have any right now. But both sites have great prices! Keep checking back with them.

And uhhhhh...yeah, you need that book. It's awesome. Cool stuff you wouldn't expect to find. Wait til you see those marine engines! Wild![/b]

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19 Apr 2006 05:22 #4739 by Chris Summers
Chris Summers replied the topic: Thanks!
Lee and Kevin,

Thanks for the help. (That's why I love this site.) I will get a copy as soon as I have the money. And I'll have to dig out the scanner and hook it up for photos.
Alibris has nothing and Abebooks' copy is selling for $164 (!). A friend is watching eBay, though. Thanks again!

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