Duesenberg J-587 Bohman & Schwartz "Throne Car&quot

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08 Apr 2013 13:55 #24953 by Bicknell
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I have conformed that the Father DeVine car was in the Louwman Automobile Museum in The Hague as of April 9, 2012 where my friend from The Netherlands photographed it. I have the photos on an email, but don't know how to transfer them to the ACD website. I will send them to whoever asks.
Bill Bicknell

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05 Feb 2014 05:28 #26891 by Brian R. Peterson
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Hi All!

I've found some awesome pictures of the fully restored J-587:







Having seen the car clearly for the first time, I'm not quite as impressed with it as I had been back in 2004 when I posted this thread.

It's way TOO big, does not do the Duesenberg marquee any justice, and at the risk of blaspheming, I think it looks like a pregnant elephant.

Still, it IS a Duesenberg, and I would happily own and drive it. :)


~ Brian

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06 Feb 2014 03:10 #26903 by Brian R. Peterson
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Hi All,

Does anyone know who the new owner of J-587 is? I've been trying to locate a name from the auction lists, but so far have had no luck.


~ Brian

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06 Feb 2014 12:40 #26905 by alsancle
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The auction companys will never publish the buyers name unless the buyer wants the publicity - which is rare.

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06 Feb 2014 13:58 #26906 by landmark
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Brian R. Peterson wrote: Hi All,

Does anyone know who the new owner of J-587 is? I've been trying to locate a name from the auction lists, but so far have had no luck.


~ Brian



Hello Brian,

the Throne Car is today, as Bill Bicknell said (somewhere before in this thread), a part of the (open for public) Louwman Car-Collection/Museum in The Hague/Netherlands.

Here is a link to the J-587 (museum) site http://www.louwmanmuseum.nl/ontdekken/o ... throne-car


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Matt

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I was, in a way, responsible for the restoration of the throne car. Fran Roxas was looking for a project and John O'Quinn had a project, so I put the two of them together. They negotiated and came with a maximum figure (975,000.00) for the restoration. I was appointed to assist Fran in finding correct parts for the car.

Those are the correct original colors, inside and out.

The car was longer than the ramps on the car carriers, so I devised a loading technique that would allow the car to be loaded.

WE took it to Pebble Beach, where is was totally ignored by the Judges.

Fran said if he'd known how bad the car was he probably would not have taken the job.

I've driven the car, and it aint too shabby.

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