AUBURN, INDIANA (July 6, 2009) – Serious collectors will get a unique opportunity to acquire what is considered as one of the most important Duesenbergs ever built at Worldwide Auctioneers second Auburn Auction in September.

The company has confirmed that the one and only Duesenberg Model J Prototype, the sole Model Y ever completed, will join an illustrious line-up of early consignments. “We are excited to have been entrusted with the sale of this 1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton, an automobile that absolutely captures the essence of Auburn’s proud motoring heritage,” said John Kruse, Managing Partner and himself an Auburn native.

The Model Y was a transition between Models X and J. Said Rod Egan, Managing Partner & Chief Auctioneer, “It is truly a unique and wonderful automobile that offers collectors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to acquire something very special. It has been in the care of one family since the 1950s, and considering its importance, I would not be surprised if it gets tucked away by a new owner for at least that long again. After all, it is the only one in the world and it presents today just as Augie Duesenberg himself left it.”

The Duesenberg will take its place among a fine list of consignments that include a supreme 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Disappearing Top Convertible, venerable 1937 812 SC Phaeton, formerly owned by the founder of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, an exciting collection of Cadillacs from the Sterling McCall Museum, offered without reserve, and a stately 1933 Auburn 8-10A Convertible Cabriolet.

The Auburn Auction takes place at Worldwide Auctioneers U.S. Headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, on Saturday, September 5, as the town coincidentally plays host to the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival on Labor Day Weekend. Further details on the auction can be obtained by visiting

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