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1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline – Lot 409

This Model J Rollston Special Convertible Berline, with chassis # 2611 and engine # J-586, was the last completed Duesenberg to be rolled out of the factory showroom and the final Rollston body created.

This vehicle was transported to be displayed at the 1936 New York Auto Show. With a price tag of $17,000, it took the prize for the most expensive car featured.

1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline

The J-586, similar to every Duesenberg Model J, is constructed with a heavy ladder frame design, and this example incorporates a long 153.5-inch wheelbase.

A parallel semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle, and solid front axle all support the chassis. Despite featuring the standard steel-spoke wheels, it is enhanced by black, full-width disc wheel covers with the addition of black sidewall tires.

front og 1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline

The example is equipped with a 420/265 HP inline 8-cylinder Duesenberg engine with a 3-speed manual transmission.

One of the most modern and well-executed designs on a Duesenberg Model J is the gloss black Rollston coachwork. It features pontoon-style front and rear fenders, with the rear wheels having full skirts covering it.

engine of 1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline

The engine hood is unique in that it extends all the way towards the windshield frame. Like the ones seen on the 1934-37 Fleetwood Cadillac V-16’s, it was designed with triple long horizontal louvers and bright trim.

The sloping rear deck perfectly blends into the black fabric folding roof lines, improving the aerodynamic style of the vehicle.

side of 1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline
straight 8 engine

The standard chrome-plated bumpers were applied on the front and rear bumpers, although the gloss black, bullet-style headlamps, and tail lamps provide a European theme.

The rear-hinged wide front doors share their huge chrome-plated hinges with the front-hinged rear doors.

interior of 1936 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Convertible Berline

The interior possesses a tan leather trim and a glass partition that disappears into the back of the front seat.

Dusenberg Model J

2014 McLaren P1- Lot R546

Having only traveled a total of 372 miles, this McLaren P1, chassis number 325 of a total of 375 produced, displays the McLaren Special Operations Bespoke interior and exterior.

2014 McLaren P1
rear of 2014 McLaren P1

The engine consists of a hybrid twin-turbocharged DOHC 3.8L/903 HP engine that is matched with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Features of the car include carbon ceramic disc-brakes, double wishbone independent suspension and a one-piece carbon fiber monocage.

interior of 2014 McLaren P1
McLaren

The exterior is completed in semi-gloss carbon fiber with the interior colors being Brodger Fire Brown with Highland Hare Brown.


1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria – Lot R408

This Duesenberg SJ Rollston Quarter-Window Convertible Victoria has the short wheelbase of 143.5 inches.

Paul Whiteman ordered the Duesenberg, being chassis # 2293 and engine # J-272 new, where it originally displayed a LeBaron Barrelside Phaeton body.

In 1932, it was purchased by its second owner, G. Tucker Smith from the Duesenberg Factory Branch.

1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria
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In 1935, he had the body replaced with its current Rudy Creteur-designed Rollston body (body # 516-4435.)

Under the hood of the example is a dual-overhead-cam, supercharged 420 CI straight-8 engine. The vertical supercharger with outside exhaust pipes provided an output of 320HP, significantly more than the typically aspirated Model J version, which provided 265HP.

engine  of the 1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria
1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria engine

Wire Wheel Corporation from Buffalo, New York, manufactured the six chrome-plated 19-inch steel-spoke wheels, which have a boosted 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes for stopping.

The Rollston body has a Maroon finish matched with a Maroon leather interior and folding top.

Interior of Duesenberg Model J

The engine-turned instrument panel has a variety of gauges which includes an altimeter, chronometer, and tachometer.

The Duesenberg has had a concours-level restoration in the past, and recently, it was given a detailing and mechanical inspection to ensure that it is ready to drive and show.

rear of 1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria
Duesenberg straight 8