What Happened To The Prototype Baby Duesenberg ?

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15 Dec 2016 06:55 #32050 by Terry Cockerell
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I have often wondered what happened to the prototype Baby Duesenberg after all of the work that went into it and the astronomical amount of money spent on constructing the body. The Gentleman's V12 Speedster still survives although it is a brute of a thing to look at by comparison. The body built by AH Walker and Co just cannot have been scrapped. Surely $12,000 worth of hand crafted body in those days must have been sold on.
Does anybody out there have any information on this remarkable prototype ?

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21 Dec 2016 17:31 - 24 Dec 2016 13:40 #32078 by xjn001
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use this on youtube.com I think this might be what you are looking for
Last Edit: 24 Dec 2016 13:40 by xjn001. Reason: I guess this video does't answer question

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22 Dec 2016 00:44 #32084 by RandyEma
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It was picked up at Auburn by the scrap co and destroyed with a receipt to prove it because it was a prototype and thus a liability. Randy Ema

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22 Dec 2016 14:10 - 24 Dec 2016 13:39 #32088 by xjn001
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What car is shown in marks video?
Last Edit: 24 Dec 2016 13:39 by xjn001. Reason: doesn't help answer question

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23 Dec 2016 21:12 #32095 by Terry Cockerell
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Hello Randy, you may remember speaking to me briefly in Auburn in 2015 ?
What a pity that remarkable car was scrapped. The headlights were in the wrong place for good air flow to the radiators.
In a letter to Ron Irwin I sent some pictures of remarkable Brough Superior motorcycles with over the top side cars and a monster trailer. Did you receive them ?
Thanks, Terry.

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23 Dec 2016 21:16 #32096 by RandyEma
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The problem they had was the radiators in the fenders kept cracking and they could not keep water in it and to fix that was not easy . R

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