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Chrysler category[edit]

I'm just wondering how Duesenberg gets a "Chrysler category" nod user: stude62 user talk:stude62 01:35, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I think I may have the anwser. The aborted Duesenberg revival attempted in 1966 was built with a 1966 Imperial chassis and it had a 440 cid Chrysler engine. SD October 21 2005.

I wonder if there could be a reference to the SSJ, which I think was a special version of the SJ, of which only two were built, one for Clarke Gable and one for Cary Grant JRJW 12 December 2005

THE 2 IMAGES IN "COMPATIBLE" 3D[edit]

This is a popular new technique that is used on several on line college credit classes, and at least 5000 images are on line at sites like the USGS National Park 3D site. (Google for it) The images are in color and have very little artifacting from the 3D. Kids love 3D, and millions of them own the glasses. Old folks like Duesenbergs, but I'd like to see kids and teens have some awareness of their grace and beauty. Compare these three shots below: One is from "commons", the 1932 J, which looks rather muddy, and the other two, in "compatible 3D", illustrate the cool look of the headers and trunk on the j models. The color and shadow detail is superior to the commons image. For the millions of "progressive kids and students", who have the glasses, the effect is stunning! Wikipedia is a 21st century encylopedia. Perhaps you'd prefer black & white Duesenberg images! 69.226.189.210 00:54, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

1931 Duesenberg J in "compatible" 3D.
Trunk detail of a 1931 model J in "compatible" 3D.
1932 Duesenberg J Murphy



[Since 2000, original Duesenbergs have typically sold at auction for around two million dollars, US.]


There's already coverage of auction prices.

A.J. Hoe[edit]

Shouldn't A.J. "Jim" Hoe of Old Westbury, L.I. and then of Westport, Connecticut, be mentioned in an article on Duesenburgs? He kept a card file of all Duesenburgs and parts around the U.S. and restored many. --Wetman 07:09, 22 April 2006 (UTC)


Revival[edit]

Wasn't there a revival attempt with a blocky modern car in the seventies ? Hektor 20:23, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Bad Graphic Layouts...[edit]

The current way of laying out the pics in the article falls horribly on wide displays, because the paragraphs end up shorter than the pics, so they end up appearing to be ridiculously wide in their spacing. Someone might wish to fix that. --Kaz 19:30, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Fixed it. This should look better on all display sizes. --Kaz 15:47, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


I clicked the link to this car from the Altimeter page. Does anyone have any info on the altimeter on this vehicle? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cwfish (talkcontribs) 04:42, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

The photo of the grey "1931 Duesenberg J"[edit]

I'm pretty familiar with the Duesenberg line. I'm familiar enough with Duesenbergs to point out that it was the "SJ" version which was equipped with side pipes, not the "J" version - the "S" designation meaning "supercharged". The first photo to appear in the Duesenberg article is of a grey model "SJ" - not the "J" that the caption claims it to be.

I am currently searching the 'net for specific sites which will back up this claim and will add them here (not in the article itself) when I find them. While I know how to edit article text, I do not know how to edit photo captions and would appreciate it if somebody would make the correction I'm asking for.

An additional note: The Duesenberg "Straight 8" engine had its intake manifold on the driver's side and its exhaust manifold on the passenger side. All Duesenberg side pipes appear on the passenger side only. Any photo showing side pipes on the driver's side has been reversed.

Most Sincerely, Gallion620 71.60.132.201 (talk) 06:47, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Uncited and not credible[edit]

Currently, there is another attempt to revive the Duesenberg name with the "Duesenberg Torpedo Coupe" slated for market introduction in mid 2008. This vehicle will have a Mercedes-Benz CL500 as a chassis donor, and offer an air-cooled, self-lubricating, supercharged, 12-cylinder rotating engine with an estimated fuel efficiency of 70 MPG and 300 horsepower (called the Cylindrical Energy Module).

This passage is not cited and sounds like MBEP (Male Bovine Eliminatory Product). I shall delete it. Respectfully, SamBlob (talk) 14:13, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

infobox[edit]

Should use template:Infobox Company or template:Infobox Defunct Company to make similar look than other car company articles --Typ932 T·C 17:08, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Duesenberg Coupe Simone[edit]

As far as I can tell, the Duesenberg Coupe Simone never actually existed. It was a design exercise commissioned by The Franklin Mint. Removing it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.110.6.227 (talk) 23:54, 9 February 2011 (UTC) The creators were Roger Hardnock and Raffi Minasian. Can be verfied at Mr. Miasian's web site here: http://www.raffim.com/Portfolio_AutDes3.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.192.54.169 (talk) 03:56, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

1.4, 1.7 million are not "multi-millions"[edit]

In this section: "The Duesenberg name still lives on as an object of opulence and luxury... It is not uncommon today for a Duesenberg in good condition to sell for over one million dollars, and a few sell for multimillion-dollar figures, including a Duesenberg J that was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in January 2008 for well over 1 million dollars."

Well over a million dollars is not "multimillion" unless it's $2M or greater.

And "....Some of the World's most expensive Duesenbergs have been sold at auction by Dean Kruse including Greta Garbo's J for $1,400,000 and a 1932 Duesenberg Murphy Disappearing Top for $1,700,000...."

In other words, according to this, the most expensive "Duesey" at auction to date went for $1.7M - that is not "multimillions of dollars" . I'm an interested amateur, not a hard-core collector - but I do not know of a single Duesenberg that has sold anywhere on the planet for $2M or over, which it would have to in order to be "multi-millions" of dollars. Moucon (talk) 01:50, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

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