The first of the ‘SSJ’ Duesenbergs was built for the owner of another of the x Gary Coopers cars, Briggs Cunningham, who had a very interesting car collection south of LA in California.  Only 2 of these (full size) cars were built, the second one going to Clark Gable, another Hollywood Film Star. SSJ is short for Short chassis Supercharged, it being built on a cut down standard short chassis.  There were five ‘J’ Murphy Boat Tailed Speedster bodies built on the standard short chassis, and one body built on the long chassis, of which this is a model.  The Wemann ‘SJ’ Fish Tailed Speedster, is from the drawing board of  Gordon M. Buehrig, a single full size car was produced.

Duesenbergs in my life