duesenberg j 555

  • claire
  • claire's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
16 Feb 2006 10:44 #4378 by claire
claire created the topic: duesenberg j 555
My first post on this site. My Dad has recently purchased J 555 here in the UK. What can you tell me about this car please?

Thanks, Claire

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Feb 2006 06:20 #4388 by rockyvoss
rockyvoss replied the topic: J555
HI CLAIR, ACCORDING TO MY NOTES J555 CHASIS #2579 WAS ORIGINALY A WILLOUGHBY BERLINE, IT WAS REMODELED TO A CONVERTIBLE SEDAN IN 1939. IT IS ON PAGE 207 OF THE ROE BOOK.
THESE SAME NUMBERS WERE ON A CAR LISTED AS A TORPEDO PHAETON IN AN AUCTION IN LAS VEGAS IN 1992,BODY BUILT BY FRAN ROXAS, AGAIN IN BARRETT JACKSON AUCTION IN 1997 LISTED AS A 34 PHAETON, PROBABLY THE SAME BODY AS THE EARLIER DATE.

ROCKY VOSS

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • claire
  • claire's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
18 Feb 2006 15:49 #4391 by claire
claire replied the topic:
Thanks, its is a torpedo phaeton my Dad has. Do you know of any others in the UK apart from the Haynes Motor Museum?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Aug 2006 01:22 #5259 by Bicknell
Bicknell replied the topic: J 555
I used to own the body for J555 in Ohio about 15 years ago. I was in the process of mounting it on a Packard/Henny hearse chassis when I sold it. When did it arrive in the UK?
Bill Bicknell

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
25 Sep 2006 05:48 #5480 by 250cal
250cal replied the topic: Duesenberg J555
This is history from my DB'

Summary 2004: 2579/J555. Roxas replica of Brunn Torpedo Phaeton, one of 5 replicas built. Uses chassis which originally carried a Willoughby Berline with the orginal engine.
2006 August 19 ACD web: I used to own the body for J555 in Ohio about 15 years ago. I was in the process of mounting it on a Packard/Henny hearse chassis when I sold it. When did it arrive in the UK? Bill Bicknell
2006 February 16 ACD Web forum: My first post on this site. My Dad has recently purchased J 555 here in the UK. What can you tell me about this car please? Thanks, Claire
2005 August 6, RM Meadow Brook, A#60 2608/J582.Sold $1,650,000., has SC from J555 Catalog tells of Bahres restoration of wreck, which occurred in 1944/45, Bahre used original body. except for 4 missing doors and some minor missing pieces which he got from California Metal shapers. Catalog says chassis 2608 but text says 2470.
2004 July 3, Coys Chiswick: 1934 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton Chassis 555. No mention of rebody!!!!! Four pages of history of Duesenberg, only specific car description is; "this stunning example has spent many years in a private collection here in England. and is fitted with a Torpedo Phaeton, a stunning example of one of the most distinctive body styles of the time". Restored to the highest possible standards. No estimate "Refer to Department" Photo of car has front plate, "J555 Brunn Torpedo Phaeton" Was it b ought at Auburn in 1995
1995 November, AI p12: Five rebodied cars have been built & match the 3 surviving original torpedo phaetons. No S/N's provided.
1995 September 12, OCW p17 No S/N, Sold $520,000 at Kruse Auburn . With 4% BP = $540,800. Assume this is J555 rebdy?
1995 August, Kruse Auburn cat p 6. (see also Weaver auction catalog, p48 ad for Auburn auction) Blue, shows single driving light, 8 into 1 exhaust, matches Carey 1992 description-therefore must be #9 Auburn catalog photo is rear 3 quarters. Coachwork completely rebuilt by Fran Roxas. Only 5 original Torpedo Phaetons produced, the 1st and only designed by Gordon Buehrig & built by Brunn, hidden door hinges, custom interior, single exhaust header, dual exhaust cutouts. 45 miles since total restoration, winner Pebble Beach.
1993 January 27, Kruse Scottsdale, 1994 Auction results book p 105: "1934 J555 Torpedo Phaeton" HB $1m" (Note no listing in AML v3#10
1993 January, AMJ Carey, B-J Expo: Dk blue/brown with tan top. Brunn style Torpedo Phaeton, dual WS. Recreated by Fran Roxas. Beautiful shape and workmanship. Solid outside 8 into 1 exhaust. Asking $1.5m . (12/04/02 Can't find this issue to verify #'s!)
1992 November 16, AMJ Rick Carey, The Auction, Las Vegas November 7: Torpedo Phaeton-Roxas. in Expo, Frame #2579 (no engine #) Dark blue/tan, tan top Brunn style DC, body recreated by Fran Roxas. Beautiful workmanship and shape, solid outside 8 into1 exhaust, dual enclosed side mounts, chrome wires, single Pilot Ray, & trumpet horn., Expo car, Asking $1.5m
1992 November 7, World Classic Expo: Roxas recreation on chassis #2579
1988 August, Pebble Beach Concours: Entered in New Coachwork class, 2 other cars, Packards.
1982 Roe TPP, p 207: 2579/J555. Photo of modified Willoughby. The rear of this car, originally a Willoughby Berline appears to have been adapted from a GM body of the late thirties. The alteration into a convertible sedan was done by persons unknown in 1939, and the car is now owned in Chicago.
1975 Elbert, p187: 2579/J555. Willoughby Berline. LWB

John

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • claire
  • claire's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
02 Nov 2007 21:16 #8590 by claire
claire replied the topic:
Thanks all that helped on this.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Joe Holderman
Time to create page: 0.066 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum