Duesenberg Motors Company was an American manufacturer of race cars and high-end luxury automobiles. Their quality and detail garnered the attention of the rich and famous across the United States in the early 20th century. One such vehicle stands above the rest—the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ Speedster. With a shorter wheelbase than the J and SJ models, plus a supercharged
straight-8 with double overhead cams, it was touted to produce more than 400hp, launching the car to 140mph! Those are impressive stats even by modern standards!
Only two of these SSJ Speedsters were built. The first was bought by actor Gary Cooper. The second was lent to Clark Gable, an established Duesenberg customer, in 1936. These two are known to have raced each other in the Hollywood Hills! Auctioned in 2018, Gary Cooper’s SSJ Speedster holds the record for the most expensive American collector car ever sold, selling for $22,000,000.
- Detailed Engine
- Steerable Front Wheels
- Accurate Interior & Chassis
- Opening Doors & Hood