Duesenberg

HOW FRANKLIN MINT ROCKED SCALE MODEL COLLECTORS WITH FICTITIOUS MODEL

HOW FRANKLIN MINT ROCKED SCALE MODEL COLLECTORS WITH FICTITIOUS MODEL

In 1998, 1:24 scale model collectors who were big fans of Franklin Mint got a surprise.  A model was coming out that had an amazing story associated with it.  Given the erudition of  these collectors, surprising that none had heard of the subject car.

The provenance of the car was enthralling, and so was the car’s design…

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IT ALL STARTED IN CHICAGO’S WRIGLEY BUILDING IN 1930…

IT ALL STARTED IN CHICAGO’S WRIGLEY BUILDING IN 1930…

Last weekend a ravishing 1928 Duesenberg Model J sold at an Auburn, Indiana auction for $1.4 million. But the saga begins long ago in Chicago, 150 miles away, as a Chicago industry titan made a swap with a lucky radio station manager.

Could either suspect their transaction would be carefully reported 80 years later?

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THIS SCALE MODEL MAY JUST STARTLE YOU INTO BECOMING A COLLECTOR

THIS SCALE MODEL MAY JUST STARTLE YOU INTO BECOMING A COLLECTOR

If you haven’t seen a precision scale model lately… get ready for amazement!

Automodello has just delivered their 1934 Duesenberg J Graber Convertible in 1:24 scale. Why this model has collectors breathing heavily is… 1) it’s of a Duesenberg J Model 2) which was uniquely restyled by coachbuilder Carrosserie Graber of Switzerland 3) it’s in 1:24 scale, increasingly rare. And …

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