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Friday, May 1, 2015

Rare Duesenberg Ragtop Sedan Coming to Pinehurst Concours


Rare Duesenberg convertible sedan photo

When it comes to golf, Pinehurst in North Carolina is the on equal footing with Pebble Beach. Now it appears the resort is trying to put itself on the same level when it comes to beautiful cars on display with the news that a pristinely restored 1934 Duesenberg convertible sedan will be on display at the third annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance.
Sure Duesenbergs are rare beasts but what sets this convertible apart is it’s one of only 3 ever made. It’s being displayed by RK Motors Charlotte, a restorer, re-seller and provider of classic, muscle and high-performance cars.

Duesenberg Convertible Coupe

1934 Duesenberg convertible photo

According to RK Motors, this Duesenberg is one of only 10 “JN” models manufactured and one of only three convertible sedans ever built. The JN models, a designation not used by Duesenberg, came with the Rollston coachwork and a more modern look that emphasized 17-inch wheels, skirted fenders, and the bodies given a lower look by being set on the frame rails.

Originally purchased in 1936 by the president of Sequoia Oil Company, RK Motors said, this vehicle maintains its original chassis and engine, as well as its distinctive Rollston body. And now for the hype, “From its famous stylized ‘bird’ hood ornament and the distinctive upright grille, to the slender and well-proportioned bumpers, this vehicle is the true essence of Duesenberg elegance, personified.”

Arlington Torpedo Sedan

1934 Duesenberg grill photo

Over 250 cars and motorcycles will be displayed with general admission gates opening Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m. Exhibitors are expected from 18 states. Among the highlights will be a 1960 Shamrock – a car manufactured in Ireland and the only one existing in North America. A 1965 Peel P-50 microcar will also be on display.