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1932 Duesenberg J Murphy-bodied Torpedo Convertible Coupe
Museum Edition Dark Green LastONE 1:43

1932 Duesenberg J Murphy-bodied Torpedo Convertible Coupe Museum Edition 1:43

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Product Code: 43D020


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  • Year: 1932
  • Exterior Color: Green
  • Marque: Duesenberg
  • Scale: 1:43
  • Official Release Date: September 15th 2015
  • Features: Removable convertible top, shipped with top up. Just 1 of 4 Murphy-bodied short wheelbase Duesenberg, with this particular vehicle identified as the most complete original in existence.
  • Museum Edition: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
  • Manufacturer: Automodello

It has been said that, in its day, nothing could pass a Duesenberg. With its 420 cubic-inch displacement 6.9L straight-eight sporting double overhead cams and 4 valves per cylinder, the Model J mustered 265 horsepower – enough to make it the fastest, most powerful and most expensive American car, capable of 120 mph in an era when 100 was unheard of. That was before Fred Duesenberg fitted it with a supercharger, upping output to 320 hp and creating the 140 mph SJ—the most potent performance automobile in the world. It would be his final, fateful creation, as he died later that year from injuries sustained in a crash while testing a Murphy-bodied SJ convertible.

All Duesenbergs were exclusive, but the short-wheelbase models wearing torpedo convertible coupe bodies built by Walter M. Murphy Company were most coveted, numbering just six. Known for its boat-tail shape and its signature polished aluminum rear deck that swallowed the convertible top when lowered, the Murphy-bodied J was as opulent as it was expensive, $15,000 estimated price. It was the most of everything one could want in an automobile.

To celebrate this superior piece of automotive art, Automodello has created the Murphy J ‘Torpedo’ convertible in 1:43 scale. The standard edition—Museum Edition with production up to 999—will come in green, matching the car on display at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

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4 of 5 Nicely done, only one question. February 18, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
The model looks great!  The only question I have is, if the front and rear bumper supports should be black and not chrome.  All Duesenbergs that I have seen in real life all have the bumper supports painted black.  Is it chrome because of how the bumpers are made.  If so, a little flat black paint and it looks more accurate.

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5 of 5 Excellent. February 18, 2016
Reviewer: Clifford  
Hood ornament was detached, immediately replaced by Diecasm.  Thanks! Clifford

See above. Have seen The Real Deal  Overwelming VALUE Keep up the GOOD work

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5 of 5 A Perfect Gem February 18, 2016
Reviewer: JA  
Once again, Automodello has created a marvelous little gem of a very famous car.  This actual car, which has been seen by thousands in the main showroom of the ACD Museum, can now be owned in perfect miniature by everyone.  It's detail is just wonderful, with tiny door handles, wood-grain interior door panels, machine-turned dash with numbered gauges, the thinnest of radiator fins, two perfect little leather straps holding rear-view mirrors to the side-mount spares, and beautiful wire wheels.  The convertible top is removable.  I chose the museum edition, which comes with two information cards, one about the museum and one about the car.

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