The Duesenberg presented here, one of six Model Js that Capt. George Whittell Jr. purchased new, is arguably the finest example of the coachbuilt American automobile. Penned by legendary designer Franklin Hershey and executed by Murphy, the coachwork is a study in elegance and individualization, distinguished by Whittell’s inimitable motifs.
At its foundation is Duesenberg’s long-wheelbase chassis, a full eleven inches longer and more expensive than the standard Model J. Generally reserved for the most lavish and Read More
From the Dave’s Garage Car Collection. One of one, fully documented, ultra-rare car. Matching-numbers 429-ci CJ engine. Fully documented with Marti Report, invoice, two build sheets, original owner’s manual and warranty book. Only 241 Torinos were produced with the SCJ 429 engine with drag pack, and only one with this option combination. C-6 Cruise-O-Matic transmission, 3.91 Traction-Lok. Complete frame-up restoration, with excellent correct code white paint with correct red blazer stripe interior and laser stripe. Power steering, power disc brakes, Read More
The 1959 Chevrolets competed with the hugely finned Cadillacs for the most outrageous design of the 1950s. In truth, it was a close call. Once again, Chevrolet ditched every element of the previous year’s styling to emerge with cat’s eye taillights hidden beneath canted batwing fins, whose twelve-inch scalloped sides were the deepest curve ever pressed into a car’s steel panel.
Chevrolet sold an amazing 72,765 Impala convertibles that year. While the big motor was still the 315-horsepower Tri-Power Read More