Identify a Duesenberg

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08 Feb 2012 02:59 #22137 by Justin Kerns
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Anyone know the license plate in the first photo? I've seen old Canadian plates with that format but can't make out any of the words.

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1932 Auburn 12-160A Sedan

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09 Feb 2012 22:22 #22153 by Commodore
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Well, it sure looks like it is a Weymann (La Grande) Torpedo Phaeton. However, it may be that my father did not take these photos. The second photo appears a book ?Duesenberg the mightiest american motor car? by J. L. Elbert, the 1951 edition on page 57 plate 15. If he did not take them where he got from I do not know. It looks like the second photo is an ?as built? photo and the first photo is of the car at a later date. You can see wear on the car. Mr. Kerns, the photo is too burry to read the license plate even in the original photo.

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10 Feb 2012 00:03 #22155 by Steve Derus
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One might even wonder if both photos are of the same car. Obvious differences are the full wheel discs and front bumper but those are easily removed so not much to go on.

In the first photo, I do notice a small sticker on the lower right corner of the front windshield, maybe that is some sort of state inspection sticker that one of our astute members could identify for purpose of pinning down the locale?

On the other hand, maybe we're already sure that both photos are of the same car?

Steve

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10 Feb 2012 00:33 #22156 by RandyEma
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1st photo late 1930s or early 1940s chicago second photo as new at Taggert park Indy

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