Monday, August 22, 2011

Whittell Coupe -- a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Long Wheelbase 10.3 million

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Gooding & Company's Monterey cover car glided onto the auction block Sunday night, its brushed aluminum roof a gleaming contrast to the deep black body panels and red undercarriage. Auctioneer Charlie Ross opened bidding for the Whittell Coupe -- a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Long Wheelbase car -- at $3m, and the price raced in $500k increments to $6m.

Ross then patiently coaxed the dollars along, ultimately hammering the car sold at $9.4m. That price ($10.34m with buyer's premium) was a spectacular climax to a stunning weekend of car auction results in Monterey.

http://www.sportscarmarket.com/

http://www.goodingco.com/car/1931-duesenberg-model-j-coupe