Wednesday, July 22, 2009

1932 Duesenberg SJ Convertible Coupe by Murphy

This Model J Duesenberg carries roadster coachwork by Walter M. Murphy of Pasadena, who bodied more than 50 Duesenbergs of the 481 originally built. Despite the relatively large number made, it is unlikely that any two were exactly alike. In addition to color, trim, and fabric choices, buyers could specify side- or rear-mounted spare tires, forward- or rear-hinged doors, disappearing or non-disappearing top, rumble seat or trunk, and a variety of other details. Murphy designed and built more bodies for Duesenberg than any other coachbuilder and helped establish the Model J as an international styling leader (as written on the plaque). It's also Bunny's favorite car. The museum is amazing with cars from a 24k gold-plated DeLorean to a Bugatti Veryon (the fastest road car produced today).


  1. could you please tell me where you photographed the Duesenberg? You mention a museum, but which one?
    I'm trying to identify which car this is by its number.

  2. The photo was taken at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA