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14 Feb 2012 20:12 #22186 by janst
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I have found these two photos both identifying the car as J-369/2384
Did this chassis wear both bodies in its history?
This one seems to me as a Franay (?) Sunroof Sedan

This Town Car body could have been made by Figoni (?)

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14 Feb 2012 20:15 #22187 by Chris Summers
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Both bodies are Franay and both were on that chassis, the town car first and the sedan second.

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14 Feb 2012 20:37 #22188 by Bob Roller
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Fine looking cars. I like the sedan but the built in roof leak
we call a sun roof today would have to go. Does either car exist today in any form? Isn't there another Franay bodied car here in the USA---J365(maybe)?.
Is here any record on the survival of these Eurobodied Duesenbergs? How many went to Europe to begin with.I heard around 60 but are there any firm numbers??

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14 Feb 2012 20:59 #22189 by Chris Summers
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Bob, I can't answer the "how many" question off the top of my head. I have the SAH magazine you gave me but my files have been moved all over the house while we address some computer problems. (Over the years boxes of Duesenberg material had boxed in our modem. This hobby really does take over your life, literally.)

J-365 / 2385 was also originally a Franay Town Car and later rebodied by them as a sedan, which survives in TX and is presently for sale.

J-369 / 2384 was last heard of in France in 1946.

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14 Feb 2012 21:06 #22190 by landmark
landmark replied the topic: Re: Franay bodies

Bob Roller wrote: Fine looking cars. I like the sedan but the built in roof leak
we call a sun roof today would have to go. Does either car exist today in any form? Isn't there another Franay bodied car here in the USA---J365(maybe)?.
Is here any record on the survival of these Eurobodied Duesenbergs? How many went to Europe to begin with.I heard around 60 but are there any firm numbers??

Bob Roller



Hello Bob,

here it is. Car 2385, should be J-365, Franay Sports Berline (with sunroof) will be auctioned @Dan Kruse auction in Rosanky TX on 3rd of march 2012.

http://www.kruseclassics.com/index.cfm? ... O12&lot=83


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14 Feb 2012 21:11 #22191 by Chris Summers
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The car has a lot of small modifications from its original form and while perfectly presentable as-is would need a new restoration for concours showing. It is being offered with a fairly hefty reserve.

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