Saturday, May 22, 2021

1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria - $2.9m

Chassis Number: 2293 / Engine Number: J-272 / Body Number: 516-4435. The only early Rollston Convertible Victoria to be Supercharged from the Factory. Known ownership history. Shown at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns. Shown at the 2015 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Factory Supercharged 420 CI inline 8-cylinder engine with 320 HP. Factory 3-speed manual transmission.
The Model J Duesenberg has long been regarded as the most outstanding example of design and engineering of the Classic Era. It was introduced in 1929. At $8,500 for the chassis alone, it was by far the most expensive car in America. The delivered price of many Duesenbergs approached $20,000, a staggering sum when a typical new car cost $500.
The car made $2.9m at Mecum.