Fred and August Duesenberg had built four Indianapolis 500 winners before engineering the 1933 Duesenberg SJ Roadster for road use by the general public. As you can see, it’s a lot more than a Sunday-goin’-to-church car.

FOLLOWING PAGE: The 1931 Duesenberg J Boattail Speedster lived up to its nickname when supercharged up to 320 horsepower. The car’s actual name—the one given to it by its builder, Walter Murphy of Pasadena, California—was the Disappearing Top Torpedo Convertible Coupe.


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