Duesenberg Model J-249 Sold at Auctions America by RM

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11 Jun 2012 01:17 #23016 by CraigBirkhold
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Auctions America by RM has listed on their website that they sold a red and black Duesenberg Model J-249 Murphy Roadster at the Auburn Spring Auction on June 2nd. This Duesenberg had new coachwork and was formerly with Dean Kruse. I think this car was originally exported to England then the body was scrapped with only the engine surviving. At the auction, it was sold at a no reserve price of $484,000. I don't know if if the new ownership is confidential, but it has been fun seeing it at the ACD annual reunion the past couple of years. It would be appreciated if someone would upload some nice digital photos of this car. Also, it would be nice to see a photo of the original body before or after it was exported. Any thoughts out there on this nice car? :rolleyes:

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11 Jun 2012 14:01 #23020 by alsancle
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Is this the car that Dean Kruse stored in a highly disassembled state in the basement of the NATMUS Museum?

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11 Jun 2012 15:36 #23022 by RandyEma
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No this is a different car . This car was built in Salt Lake . Randy

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12 Jun 2012 09:26 #23033 by landmark
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CraigBirkhold wrote: Auctions America by RM has listed on their website that they sold a red and black Duesenberg Model J-249 Murphy Roadster at the Auburn Spring Auction on June 2nd. This Duesenberg had new coachwork and was formerly with Dean Kruse. I think this car was originally exported to England then the body was scrapped with only the engine surviving. At the auction, it was sold at a no reserve price of $484,000. I don't know if if the new ownership is confidential, but it has been fun seeing it at the ACD annual reunion the past couple of years. It would be appreciated if someone would upload some nice digital photos of this car. Also, it would be nice to see a photo of the original body before or after it was exported. Any thoughts out there on this nice car? :rolleyes:



Hello,

a nice looking recreation body. Hammerprice was $ 440000 + Buyers Premium (10% ?) Piblished Estimate was $ 500000 - 650000.

Here you can find a today picture of the car and one with its original Bentley? Body.

http://www.duesey186.com/Datasheets/Mod ... rm2492.htm

What is original Duesenberg on that car? Only the engine or the chassis No. 2492 aswell? The auction-company has not published informations about the chassis number and if the car has its original chassis or a repro-frame.

Matt

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12 Jun 2012 14:08 #23036 by Chris Summers
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The engine is as I understand it the only original major part of that car. It has a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle hot-rodding done to it, including the installation of a Brian Joseph supercharger. The body is basically a recreation of the original but with features borrowed from two other Murphy DTTCCs, J-178 / 2199 and J-476 / 2485, which the restorers studied as part of the restoration. It has both a convertible top and a removable hardtop that looks like the convertible top.

The car was built for Richard Losee by Kevin and Jason Marsh of Salt City Specialties in Riverton, UT, using a project purchased from the George Walther estate in Ohio. It was present at the Reunion twice while in the ownership of the Kruse Museum.

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12 Jun 2012 22:24 #23037 by landmark
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Chris Summers wrote: The engine is as I understand it the only original major part of that car. It has a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle hot-rodding done to it, including the installation of a Brian Joseph supercharger. The body is basically a recreation of the original but with features borrowed from two other Murphy DTTCCs, J-178 / 2199 and J-476 / 2485, which the restorers studied as part of the restoration. It has both a convertible top and a removable hardtop that looks like the convertible top.

The car was built for Richard Losee by Kevin and Jason Marsh of Salt City Specialties in Riverton, UT, using a project purchased from the George Walther estate in Ohio. It was present at the Reunion twice while in the ownership of the Kruse Museum.


Thank you Chris!

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