November Automobile of the Month - 1929 Duesenberg Model J-200 Convertible Coupe
Each month the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designates one of its automobiles to be the Automobile of the Month. Visitors are able to pick up and take home with them a full page of information about the spotlight automobile. The November 2014 Automobile of the Month is a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe, graciously donated to the museum by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois.
This car tells the story of the early development of the fabulous Model J Duesenberg. When Errett Lobban Cord purchased the Duesenberg Automobile Company late in 1926, he set out to build the most luxurious, technically advanced and expensive motorcar in the United States. With the engineering genius of Fred Duesenberg, the body design skills of Alan Leamy and Gordon Buehrig, and the skilled craftsmanship of custom carriage builders, Cord accomplished his goal.
The Duesenberg Model J is powered by a 420 cubic-inch straight-eight engine that produces 235 horsepower. It features dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder as well as custom coachwork by the Walter Murphy Company of Pasadena, California. When new, it sold for over $15,000.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org
Experience the passion as you step back through time to the golden era of automobiles. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday. Touring the museum will give you an impression of what a day at Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the 1930s.