Gavels n Paddles: Duesenberg convertible, $2.53 million, Morphy Auctions

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by Ken Hall
A 1929 Duesenberg J convertible coupe car sped off for $2.53 million at a Premier Automobile Auction held Oct. 11 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. In unrestored, all-original condition, the Art Deco classic had been driven a mere 33,000 miles over the past 86 years. All four of its prior owners were women, the first being Carolyn May Hoopes, from a wealthy steel-producing family, who ordered the custom-built car through an Auburn dealership in Beaver Falls, Pa. The buyer was a collector from Florida. The price includes a 10 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels n Paddles: Duesenberg convertible, $2.53 million, Morphy Auctions