1922 Duesenberg Model A Touring by Millspaugh & Irish
RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 2018 - Offered on: Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Immaculately, correctly restored with painstaking attention to detail
- An award-winner in national competition, many times over
- Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Club Certified Category One (D-008)
The car's chassis was returned to its original length, and the body rebuilt using the surviving original panels, with the remainder recreated to a pattern taken from an original Millspaugh & Irish touring, using correct aluminum over wood framing. Exhaustive attention went into restoring the correct top for the car, and choosing the beautiful two-tone grey finish for the bodywork.
Since completion of the painstaking restoration, the excellence of the work has garnered a Senior First Prize in Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club judging, Best Duesenberg at the Club's West Coast Meet (twice), and the Antique Automobile Club of America's Auburn Cord Duesenberg Trophy, recognizing it as the finest ACD automobile shown that year. Not merely a showpiece, the Duesenberg also "goes" very well, as its previous owner has enthusiastically enjoyed it on several tours. It has also been fully Certified Category One (D-008) by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club. It was recently acquired by the current consignor.
An excellent example of the original Duesenberg passenger car, this Model A would be a fitting concours entrant for a new owner, or the ideal companion to a Model J in one's distinguished fleet.