Jeff Teague (automotive designer)

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Jeff Teague is an American automotive designer and the son of the renowned Industrial Designer, Richard A. Teague. His father was famous for designing notable American Motors Corporation (AMC) cars such as the Gremlin, AMX, and Pacer.

Education and early career[edit]

1984-87 Lincoln Continental

Teague graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1978. He has worked as a designer for a number of automobile firms. He was formerly with Volkswagen of Germany and held the post of Chief Designer for Volkswagen of America. He was also the senior designer at Mitsubishi Motors of America.

While working at Ford Motor Company, he penned the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable wagon,[1] and was the principal designer for the 1984 Lincoln Continental.

Career and design work[edit]

Teague has provided design services and consulting services to Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, and others. He now heads his own firm: Teague Design[2] He started the company in 1998 in Agoura Hills, California, and it was incorporated in 2000.

He has drawn an updated AMX 4 based on AMC's mid-engine sports car that made his father an icon in the automobile design business.[3]

As of 2006, Teague was providing design services for the revival Duesenberg line of automobiles.[4] The new design of the Duesenberg II Torpedo Coupe was delayed.[5] He is Chief Design Director for the new Baldwin, Wisconsin, company and the car was expected to be introduced in 2013.[6] In 2012, the company bought a building in Baldwin to produce its replica cars on a modern Ford chassis, as well as a motorized tricycle.[7]


Jeff Teague died on July 29, 2016 at his home in Agoura Hills, California. He was 59 years old.


  1. ^ Garrison, Jasper (2003). "Killing the Goose... Chapter 21: Taurus". Smart Fellows Press. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Duesenberg May Hit the Streets Again". Edmund's Inside Line. Archived from the original on 18 April 2005. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "AMX3 / AMX4". Teague Design. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Jana, Reena (1 February 2006). "Duesenberg Rises Again". Business Week. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Roth, Dan (26 September 2007). "Duesenberg revival delayed". Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Duesenberg Torpedo Coupe". Duesenberg Motors. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Rathbun, Andy (17 February 2012). "Duesenberg Motors' replica cars to be made in Baldwin, Wis.". Pioneer Press. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Jeff Teague interview by ASME: Butterman, Eric (January 2012). "Car Designing: Past and Present". American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME. Retrieved 20 April 2015.