Where is this Rollston J limousine?

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18 Jun 2009 13:14 #13780 by k8096
In the Ed Weaver auction catelogue from 1995, there was a largely original black 1933 or 1934 Rollston bodied J limousine with a metal roof & blind rear quarter. The car had open fenders and all the early Duesenberg parts still on it & hadn't been modified at all. It was an original body/chassis/engine car - something you don't see with Model J's that much anymore. I don't know what it sold for, or who bought it. Does anyone know where it went or where it is now? It was a handsome car, but not "exotic" in apperance. Somewhat of a "sleeper" car that may have been bought quite reasonably considering the other big money open Duesenbergs at the auction. The Kruse site lists several cars from that auction, but for whatever reason this one is not there. It looked like one could have given it a tune up, gone over the brakes & fuel system & driven it as is.

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18 Jun 2009 22:23 #13785 by Chris Summers
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I think you're referring to J-547, which is at the Tupelo Auto Museum. The body style is known as "Prince of Wales."

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18 Jun 2009 23:51 #13788 by alsancle
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Closed quarter sedans can be very attractive. I believe this is the car:

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19 Jun 2009 00:28 #13789 by k8096
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Yes, that's the car. I didn't know they called it a Prince of Wales sedan. There was one Rollston bodied 1933 DV-32 Stutz Prince of Wales sedan as well, but it didn't have the split windshield like the Duesenberg does, but it did have landau bars on the non folding rear quarter. The Stutz is currently on the West Coast somewhere, but used to be in Cleveland in totally original condition in the late 1950's. Does anyone know what this Duesenberg sold for back in 1995? I'm guessing between 300K & 400K.

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28 Jun 2009 15:49 #13864 by West Peterson
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Nooooooo. Several convertibles were selling in that neighborhood (450,000 arena). The Rollston 7-passenger sedan sold for $165,000. A just as good looking and near 100-point 1929 Willoughby close-coupled sedan (J-350) sold for $267,000.

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31 Mar 2019 16:20 #36923 by johnmereness
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It is actually up for Auction: www.bonhams.com/auctions/25593/lot/450/

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