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

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17 Nov 2010 20:48 #18448 by Robbie Marenzi
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Father Divine in the Duesenberg, with roof open and raised throne.



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17 Nov 2010 21:40 #18452 by silverghost
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Robbie Thank You:

This is exactly what I was talking about .
As you can see the throne would rise.

It would seem that this car was only used for a very short time by Father Divine.
Possibly less than five years or so~
The rear wire wheels were said to be a real issue with all the weight of this auto and 10 + people that would be in his constant inner-circle riding along in the Duesenberg.

It was retired in the "Woodmont" estate carriage house for many decades before, and after, we inspected it in the 1970s.

The carriage house had it's own heat and an in-ground lighted service pit with a heavy steel safety grate on top !
There was also a large fancy apartment above for his driver ,

There were many earlier and later vintage cars in this massive carriage house !
He had an entire collection of great autos housed there!
It is said he often would travel in a large motorcade of six or more autos~

I believe Father Divine passed-away in 1965 ?
He had stated before he died that he would soon return to again join the living.

It is said that his great throne dining chair in the massive "Woodmont" estate dining room still sits empty with his full dinner place setting waiting for him at all Uiversal Peace Mission meals waiting for his return.

So far he has not done so~
Many of his many followers are still waiting for his expected return...

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18 Nov 2010 13:50 #18461 by alsancle
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21 Nov 2010 10:47 #18485 by Bob Roller
Bob Roller replied the topic: Throne Car and the "20 Grand"
It would make a great display to have the Throne Car and the "20 Grand" in the same collection. One would be the Ultimate Turkey and the other the Ultimate four passenger Sedan.
It is my understanding that Mr.Roxas has restored the Throne car for the O'Quinn collection but Mr.O'Quinn was killed in a tragic accident and I do not know what the status now is on this monstrosity.

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21 Nov 2010 11:31 #18486 by silverghost
silverghost replied the topic: Tom Mix Duesenberg
Let's not forget the so-called Tom Mix Duesenberg with the longhorn cattle horns up front~

To me it is a close second on the ugliest model "J" list ~

Second only to the Father Divine "Throne Car"

But that's just my opinion~
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O'Quinn owned BOTH cars !

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30 Jun 2011 18:07 #20386 by landmark
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Hi there,

this picture was taken at The Imperial Palace Hotel in 1996. In the behind the is the open rear end of the throne car.
I haven't taken more photos of the throne car cause I disliked the car and had just a limited amount of colourslide-film to use. It was the pre-Digital-era :rolleyes:



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