The non-public vendor promoting this Duesy on ClassicCars.com provides that simply 13 Mannequin X vehicles had been produced and solely four nonetheless exist. Plus, you’ll be able to see this one for your self starting August 30 on the Auburn Twine Duesenberg museum in northeast Indiana.
The Mannequin X, we’re knowledgeable, “served as a transition mannequin between the race-bred Mannequin A (1921-1926) and the mighty Mannequin J (1929-1937). Business govt E.L. Twine had simply acquired Duesenberg and wished to enter the market with a aggressive car previous to the launch of the J in December 1928.”
This only some of the Mannequin X vehicles had been produced.
“This surviving instance 1927 Duesenberg X Twin Cowl Phaeton was initially proven on the 1927 Chicago Auto Salon sporting impeccably proportioned dual-cowl phaeton coachwork by Locke of Rochester, NY and sporting a sublime ivory/inexperienced shade scheme,” the advert continues.
“Bought in 1964 by the famed Harrah Assortment, it was subsequently restored and have become certainly one of Mr. Harrah’s most cherished automobiles. The Mannequin X ultimately handed amongst numerous collectors however was not often proven in public.”
“Whereas at first look, the A and the X appear practically similar but the latter differs in just about each facet starting from engine to chassis and drive prepare,” the non-public vendor notes that. “A barely longer wheelbase, decrease suspension, longer entrance fenders accommodating recessed spare tire wells, a decrease hood line and a rise to 100 HP due to a modified valve angle and cam timing (versus the Mannequin A at 88 HP; additionally having manifolding best for supercharging of which one Mannequin X was so outfitted).
“A brand new hypoid rear axle changed the A’s crown differential, wheels went to 21-in. Buffalo’s and the operating boards had been forged aluminum. In its early guise, our car carried the early model drum headlamps which had been quickly changed with flat profile Ryan-Lites.”
Based on the commercial, it’s believed that four Locke-bodied phaetons had been produced, and that is the one one to outlive.
“Possession historical past: C. Walter Pratt; Edward Sixbury; Wendell Chapelle; Harrah’s Vehicle Assortment; William Lyon; Bud Tinney; Fred and David Weber; Ed Weaver; Fred Guyton; present proprietor Perry Pintzow of Albuquerque, NM.”
The advert notes that the automotive got here out of a long time of “hiding” to win Greatest in Class honors on the 2020 Boca Raton Concours d’Magnificence.
“Our 1927 Mannequin X Duesenberg ‘goes like a locomotive,’ commanding difficult grades and straightaways alike. Even 115-degree southwestern temperatures can’t convey her to a boil! Paint, inside, high and plating current like a 15-year previous restoration—an affidavit to the cautious workmanship of the Harrah restoration employees so a few years in the past.”
The Duesenberg is being supplied for $598,000.