Deusenberg J Graber Cabriolet (1930-1934)
Duesenberg is associated with so many superlatives in the history of great automobiles that it is impossible to confine the marque to simply one. The speed, the luxury, the quality, the price are all magnificent even by today’s standards.
Typical of this configuration, the driver sat in an open front area with only a small canvas top to fend off the elements, while the wealthy passengers remained comfortably protected within the luxurious interior of the traditional carriage compartment.
Although production for Duesenbergs ceased in 1937 (largely due to the depression), the Model J's development ended in 1932, when Fred Duesenberg died in a car crash. Despite the lack of developments for the remainder of the decade, the Model J is still considered one of the most extraordinary cars ever built. The Model J offered incredible power, accelerating from 10 mph to 89 mph in second gear, with the SSJ's top-speed estimated to be close to 160 mph, faster than any other pre-War road car. The combination of state-of-the-art race-inspired engineering, the finest coach-built designs and numerous famous owners have all contributed to the “Duesy” mystique