Duesenberg Auction watching/ predictions

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22 Aug 2013 02:41 #25774 by Chris Summers
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Hi Joel, J-108's body is a full custom. Very few parts on it interchange with a standard Murphy Convertible Coupe. It isn't so much a prototype for the cars that came later, as a one-off in its own right.

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23 Aug 2013 12:53 #25789 by Mike Dube
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I'll weigh in again on the side of leaving nice cars alone. I saw J-108 in Ken McBrides's collection a few years ago. IMHO, restoring it was so unnecessary.

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23 Aug 2013 16:56 #25792 by Joel
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Mike Dube wrote: I'll weigh in again on the side of leaving nice cars alone. I saw J-108 in Ken McBrides's collection a few years ago. IMHO, restoring it was so unnecessary.


I agree with you about leaving nice cars alone. But it is hard. I see people nitpick every tiny flaw on Dueseys that were restored 15+ years ago and starting to show a little age. The standards are set very high, and some owners just can't stand the criticism if the car is not perfect. Or they feel that the car deserves better. Or they want to win a show.

My Model J was last restored in 1959, and now the many flaws have been re-classified as "patina", drawing much more positive feedback than negative. But still, when I show up with my ratty old Duesey at an event filled with minted out show cars, I leave feeling kind of like I should do something about it. But I won't. :)

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24 Aug 2013 20:04 #25806 by landmark
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Joel wrote:
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My Model J was last restored in 1959, and now the many flaws have been re-classified as "patina", drawing much more positive feedback than negative. But still, when I show up with my ratty old Duesey at an event filled with minted out show cars, I leave feeling kind of like I should do something about it. But I won't. :)



Hello Joel,

you have my "Thumb up" for that statement!


Cheers

Matt

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24 Aug 2013 20:55 #25807 by silverghost
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As I lalso like "Driver" cars where you don't have to have a stroke every time you hear a stone hit the underside of a fender ~~~
These cars were originally ment to be actually driven~~~not just used as show "Trailer Queens" or museum display pieces that get re-restored every few years in another color by another new deep pockets owner as a speculative Investment.

Keep your Duesenberg the way it is~~~"Patina" and all, end enjoy actually driving it~~~far too few owners of these great Duesenberg model "J" autos still do this today ! <!-- s;-) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;-) -->

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21 Nov 2013 20:35 #26311 by landmark
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Hello,

J-512 a 1933 Duesenberg Model (S)J Murphy Beverly sold @RM New York auction for hammerprice of $ 1.6 Million

Far under its published estimate of $ 2 to 2.5 million.

http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1063792

It is said that the car is equiped with an original supercharger, not a repro.


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