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1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series


1928-1934 Duesenberg Specifications
As can be seen by comparing the Model J and the Duesenberg II, Elite Heritage Motors took pains to be sure that the Royalton was a faithful reproduction of the original.
As can be seen by comparing the Model J and the Duesenberg II, Elite Heritage Motors took pains to be sure that the Royalton was a faithful reproduction of the original.
©Milton Gene Kieft

The 1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series were beautifully made, expensive cars that had a hard time finding a clientèle during the Depression years. Keep reading for specifications on the 1928-1934 Duesenberg J-Series.

Specifications*:

Engine: dohc, 32-valve 1-8, 419.7 cid/6.9 liters (3 3/4 × 4 3/4-in./95 × 121 -mm bore × stroke), 5.25:1 compression ratio; 5 main bearings, 4 fuel pumps (3 electric, 1 mechanical), full pressure lubrication; Schebler carburetor, 265 bhp @ 4,250 rpm

Transmission: 3-speed selective, floor-mounted lever

Suspension: Rigid axles, semi-elliptic springs, Watson stabilators (front), Delco Lovejoy shock absorbers (rear)

Brakes: 4-wheel hydraulic drum type (vacuum assisted beginning 1930)

Wheelbase (in.): 142.5

Shipping weight (lbs): 5,460

0-100 mph (sec): 21

Top speed (mph): 116 (89 in second gear)

Production: Approx. 480 (J, SJ, SSL and JN combined)

*1929 model, J-101

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