A number of factors let to the demise of Des Moines-based Duesenberg, but surely lack of style wasn’t one of them. It’s long nose and swept back cab screams sophistication, and under the hood it’s powered by a DOHC inline eight-cylinder with a three-speed manual transmission.
Under 500 Model Js were made during Duesenberg’s life as a company, and such was their unpopularity in the WWII years that some cars were going for a couple hundred bucks. No such luck these days. This beautiful model, restored and in excellent condition, will run you somewhere between $725,000 and $900,000, though we wouldn’t be surprised if it went for a full rock.