Rosanky Museum Liquidation

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04 Mar 2012 16:13 #22351 by Greg Riley
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J375 SJ sold at Rosanky for $315,000 (before premium.) I talked at length to the new owner. One hell of a nice guy, he plans to use the car regularly for tours. I can't think of a better way to spread the gospel of Duesenberg. He reportedly bought 30+ other cars.

When I left yesterday Franay Princess J365 Chassis 2385 remained unsold. Bidding opened at $1,000,000 and was closed at $1,900,000. However, they may have had a deal working after it crossed the block.

My full magazine report to follow.

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16 Apr 2012 13:08 #22609 by SJLarry
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Greg,

I'm curious...why did J375 SJ sell at what to me seems to be such a low price. OK, I understand its not the original body, but that's not su unusual for a Duesneberg. If this is truly an original SJ with the original chassis and engine, it seems like it should have sold for a lot more than $375k.

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16 Apr 2012 15:08 #22611 by West Peterson
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I agree. That seems like the buy of the decade for those who play in that sand box.

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17 Apr 2012 06:56 #22616 by Chris Summers
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The car is not an original SJ. It was built in the 1970s by Ted Billing using an original engine (J-375) with a Gephart reproduction supercharger and a reproduction frame numbered as original. This engine was not originally supercharged. I've heard conflicting reports on its mechanical condition although Burdick had the car out and running at the Texas Meet a few years ago. I would, of course, be very interested in speaking with the new owner.

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17 Apr 2012 12:22 #22617 by West Peterson
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Interesting. If I remember correctly, the auction company description more than led one to believe it was an original SJ chassis/engine, etc.

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17 Apr 2012 12:31 #22618 by Chris Summers
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I was once told that everything you need to know about a car at auction is what the catalog doesn't say. It's always worked for me.

Due diligence, due diligence, due diligence.

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