PLEASE HELP TO LOCATE PHOTO OF DUESENBERG

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11 Jan 2006 22:46 #4223 by mcdc
mcdc created the topic: PLEASE HELP TO LOCATE PHOTO OF DUESENBERG
Hi

I am a car enthusiast/artist living in England. Some time ago I started a drawing of a Duesenberg. This had been about half completed when the reference picture was thrown away by my then girlfriend (now wife - despite this).

I had given up on ever finishing this drawing when I came across this forum which has renewed my hope of finding the reference picture again.

The picture below is a scan of as far as I got with the drawing. The reference picture was in a 1990/1991 Calendar (yes that long ago!). From memory the car was a cream colour. Not clearly visible on the drawing is that it had a spare wheel behind the front wheel with a mirror on top held on with leather looking straps. The wheels had chrome spokes. The car is convertible and the roof line ends abruptly after the door. It did not protrude far back. I think the car was an SJ Speedster (Boattail) although I may be wrong. The number plate of the car was Michigan 199 48

Finally, the picture was taken in a country lane with trees either side.

If anyone can help I would be eternally grateful, as to would my wife!!

Many thanks

Mark


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12 Jan 2006 00:37 #4224 by balinwire
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Hey Mark,

I'm sure your talents could be used around the club, I searched but could only come up with an 81 calendar but I will keep looking, I would like to see you complete the masterpiece.
This sketch is from a series by Vlad Imer

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12 Jan 2006 21:20 #4227 by rockyvoss
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HEY MARK, I ALSO THINK THIS PICTURE YOU ARE SEEKING IS PROBABLY AN SSJ. IF YOU EMAIL ME YOUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS ILL BE
GLAD TO SEND YOU A CD WITH 4 OR 5 HUNDRED DIGITAL PHOTOS OF DUESENBERGS. AT NO CHARGE OF COURSE. WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COPY OF YOUR ARTWORK WHEN FINISHED.

ROCKY VOSS
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12 Jan 2006 23:46 #4229 by Mike Dube
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I don't think we are looking at either of the swb "SSJ" roadsters here. The skirted fender, sidemounts, Veed windshield, and the chrome band at the cowl / hood joint would seem to preclude this. It looks more like the Walton Speedster, in a later guise, to me.

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13 Jan 2006 13:36 #4232 by russv
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I was wondering if the car is not Melvin Clemens' Barrel side Phaeton. I have an old calendar from 94 or 95 that has the car in it. It is described earlier in the posting as being Creme colored and the barrel side is creme and green. I am looking for the picture to scan and post.
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13 Jan 2006 14:58 #4235 by West Peterson
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The car is the relatively unatractive 1933 boattail speedster once (no twice) owned by Richard Kughn, Detroit. It was creme and orange. Read the post further on down titled "Anybody seen this speedster?". There you can see the body in its original form. Go to http://www.auto-salon-singen.de/Duesenb ... tail_e.htm to see the car in its current form.

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