In February of 1935 this particular Model JN, chassis 2587, would arrive from Rollston in New York with a new Berline body.
On the 9th of July 1935, Duesenberg Sales Corporation would sell this particular chassis to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson for the sum of S 17.500. Just like that, two graceful artists would be united.
By the following year, the JN would be in Pasadena, California at the coach builders of Bohman & Schwartz. It would be there to receive some updates, like the Cadillac bullet headlamps and special parking lights. Other additions would include a reworked windscreen,
and one-piece bumpers.
Robinson and his Model JN were practically inseparable. Often the two wold be seen together, and, when Robinson returned to New York years later, the model JN was sitting at the famed New York garage Zumbach Motor Repair Company on West 53rd Street. The car would be to undergo service and repairs. As a $900 repair bill was still owed on the Duesenberg, Robinson’s widow sold the aging car to actor, singer, and nightclub entertainer Phil Regan. Regan keep the car until 1951, when it first passed into the hands of collectors and it was first restored between the years of 1966 and 1970. The car has since been carefully preserved and very well cared for.
Fortunately, this Duisenberg Berline still exists and Matrix has released a very accurate and beautifully made resin-cast model of the car in its current form that’s as gorgeous as the original. The brown metallic paint is excellent and in this color is painted also radiator and bullet headlamps and parking lights.Wheels are simply gorgeous, made exclusively for this model, which is uncommon for 1/43.
This is a beautiful model of a gorgeous car. Lovers of the Duesenberg, you must have.
|Year of Production:||2018|
|Limited No.:||167 of 299|