Elegant coachwork by LeBaron recently restored to a high standard. ACD Club Category One certification, shown at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A fabulous Duesenberg J, ready to take center stage in any collection.
Our featured Model J, number J-338 (chassis 2350), is a superb concours-quality example wearing elegant LeBaron All-Weather Phaeton coachwork. According to marque experts, this short-wheelbase car was a factory demonstrator originally fitted with Arlington Sedan coachwork by Derham. On September 15, 1930, it was delivered to its first owner, Mr. William S. Rupert of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 1933, J-338 changed hands to William Ferguson, also of Philadelphia. The trail picks up again in 1944 when this car, along with J-127, was purchased by Mr. Marion Roberts of Grand Island, New York. At that time, J-127 wore a LeBaron convertible sedan body, believed to have been intended for a Packard chassis, although possibly never installed as records suggest it replaced J-127’s original Holbrook Sedan body in 1933.