Automodello AM24-DUE-GRA Duesenberg J Graber 1934 (Blue with Black includes removable convertible top with tonneau cover.) Ltd. Ed. 499 pcs., 1/24th scale resin model car.
Year: 1934 rebody on 1930 chassis
Exterior Color: Black & Blue
Interior Color: Blue
Coachbuilder: Carrosserie Graber of Switzerland
Feature: Removable convertible top, shipped with top up. Projected build not to exceed to 599.
Official Release Date: Summer 2013.
This Duesenberg Model J was originally delivered to its New York owner with a Murphy Town Car body in 1930. After moving to France, its owner sold it to the Paris Duesenberg agent E. Z. Sadovich, who commissioned this body by Graber in 1934. Of the various Swiss coachbuilders, Carrosserie Graber is undoubtedly the most well known and successful. This was the third Duesenberg to be rebodied in period by Graber and is considered to be their most successful design.
It is also the only Graber bodied Duesenberg still in existance today. Graber shortened the chassis to standard Duesenberg short chassis length and built all but the center section of the body out of aluminum. Unlike most luxury cars of the period, the interior is relatively spartan and to save weight a lot of the trim is painted aluminum.