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"The Duesenberg" 1970 STEINWEDEL, Louis William

STEINWEDEL, Louis William

NEWPORT, J. Herbert (inscribed on FFEP)

[165] pp.

Chilton Book Company


First Edition

8 1/4" x 5 3/4"

Duesenberg Automobile and Motors Company, Inc. was an American racing and luxury automobile manufacturer founded in Indianapolis, Indiana, by brothers Frederick and August Duesenberg in 1920. The company is known for popularizing the straight-eight engine and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. A Duesenberg car was the first American car to win the 1921 French Grand Prix and Duesenbergs won the Indianapolis 500 in 1924, 1925, and 1927. Transportation executive Errett Lobban Cord acquired the Duesenberg corporation in 1926. The company was sold and dissolved in 1937.

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