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Period Photos of Hibbard & Darrin Duesenberg J195

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01 Nov 2020 22:16 #41382 by alsancle
Mike is correct. I do not believe they are the same car. Besides the stone guard, the windshield is clearly lower on the lighter colored car.

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02 Nov 2020 17:04 #41385 by Stransky
is it known, how many Transformable Cabriolets Hibbard et Darrin produced in total? I thought it was only 4

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01 Jan 2021 11:22 #41859 by Luisditer
According to the book published in Spain "Alfonso XIII y el Automovil" by Emilio Polo, with had access to the official archives of the Royal Palace of Madrid, provides the following information about the King's owned Duesenberg car: Engine number: 282-J Chassis number: 2303. It also clarifies that the car was acquired by the King around the middle 1930, but not directly from the representative of the firm, he acquired it from Mr. Raul Pateras de Castelluccio (Marques de Pescara) of Argentine nationality and an Aeronautical Engineer, based in Paris. This engineer founded in Spain with the support of the King the automobile company "Fabrica Nacional de Automoviles", Mr. Pateras, who owns a Duesenberg automobile, sells it to the King. The King uses it tu travel to the Cartagena Naval Base to depart to the exile on warship for Marseille. There are a press photos from then April 1931 of the Duesenberg stationed at the Cartagena Arsenal surrounded by sailors.

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