SJ BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
DATE MFG: DECEMBER 17, 1980
MODEL: SJ BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
J-NUMBER: J 118
MODEL PRODUCTION: #18 of 27
LOCATION: VOLO, IL
ENGINE: 7.5 LITER FORD V-8
TRANS: C-6 AUTO FORD
Duesengberg II is a registered trademark produced from 1977 to 2012. Total production 67.
The last one off the line in 2012 cost $1.2 million dollars, it is displayed in our museum.
These cars were built to drive. .....
Has every comfort option including automatic transmission
and air conditioning. Modern, powerful Ford drive train can be serviced at any Ford dealer.
Recent Upgrades To It's Authenticity:
Factory correct Duesenberg steering wheel on correct steering column with correct ignition. Correct pedals including a fake clutch pedal and chrome floor shifter to make it look like original manual 3-speed. Correct Duesenberg SJ exhaust tips. Has an original set of senior Trippe lights with the bubble levelers. Leather covers conceal the front coil springs. Pull style door handles were replaced with correct style.
Recent Improvement Modifications:
Freshly serviced air conditioning and heat, controls are concealed under the dash. Navigation and back up camera with disappearing screen. New high tech hidden stereo with remote and cd changer. Has tool kit, spare keys, manuals and all the original factory paperwork. In the original paper work from 1979, it states that the colors of this car are off an original 1932 Duesenberg, oyster over burnt orange.
Quote from Tex Smith of old cars weekly. ""If you went back to 1932 and put a Duesenberg ll next to a Duesenberg, 98% chance they would take the Duesenberg ll over the original"".
most of the original parts, like steering wheel, steering columns are fabricated exclusively by the Volo Auto Museum at a great expense. New soft leather upholstery was just professionally installed.
Original Appearance Items
Full scale design " 153.5 wheelbase
Full size Duesenberg headlamps with original glass lenses
8 4"" flexible stainless steel side exhaust pipes
Twin original type bugle horns chrome
Original Duesenberg radiator grill with stainless shutter bars
Original design, engine turned instrument panel with beveled crystal lenses and Duesenberg instruments
Original style bumpers
Original design, all leather interior
Duesenberg floor shift lever
Spacious interior with original size doors
Spacious room in the back section for luggage and storage
460 CID 7.5 liter V-8 manufactured by Ford Motor Corp
Automatic C-6 transmission manufactured by Ford Motor Corp
Custom built full frame with rigid X-member
Power brakes with front discs
Twin I-beam front suspension
Steel reinforced fiberglass body structure
Genuine leather interior
Hartz cloth convertible top
Power side windows
6 way power seat
Convertible disappearing top
Mechanical service and parts may be provided by any Ford or Lincoln dealer.
DUESENBERG MOTORS IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK.
Over the years, many attempts have been made to recapture the magic of the Duesenberg name, yet the near-mythical style and engineering brilliance of the E. L. Cord days remained exlusive. Most of these attempts were half-baked concepts without the necessary funding to even reach production. But in the late 1970s, one company did manage to recapture some of that exlusive Duesenberg character.
The company, Dusenberg Motors, was founded by Richard Braund, a restoration specialist in Elroy, Wisconsin.
Mr Braund had vast experience in the classic car business and a great appreciation for the big pre-war classics, which sparked his idea for a proper revival of the Duesenberg name. While other attempts to revive the name resulted in gaudy neo-classics or poorly built fiberglass replica jokes, Duesenberg Motors' cars were exacting copies of the originals that rode on a bespoke chassis with Ford-derived suspension and running gear.
But what really set the Duesenberg Motors vehicles apart from ""replicars"" was their exceptional build quality and amazing accuracy. Each body style was precisely measured using an original example as a template and each car utilized high-quality Lincoln engines and specially built frames. The grills, bumpers and other details were expensive castings and the bodies were hand-finished and assembled by a team of craftsmen working at the Elroy plant.
These details meant the Duesenberg II was fabulously expensive. With all the grand looks of the original yet with easily serviced Ford running gear, these magnificent automobiles are genuine classics and real collector cars that are highly sought after. Most of the Duesenberg IIs are in museums, many owned by celebrities. Very rarely one comes up for sale. A total of 67 Duesenberg IIs were produced from 1977 to 2011. This is #18 of 27 speedsters built total.
THERE WAS USUALLY A 36 MONTH WAIT, if you wanted to own a Duesenberg II. If you wanted one sooner, you could buy out someone's contract. Customers were paying up to $500,000 just to get one without the wait.
Over 5,000 man hours and hand built craftmanship goes into every Duesenberg II.
1982 Duesenberg Motors, Inc. Marketing Materials
THE DUESENBERG II� AUTOMOBILE
The Duesenberg II automobile was created as the ""ultimate modern classic"", with the objectives of recapturing the aesthetic elegance of the original Duesenberg Model J in a car that was comfortable and practical to use, and that would always be a true ""collector's car"" because of the attention to detai