The Northeast Classic Car Museum
I visited the Northeast Classic Car Museum
(Norwich, NY) on the way back from a business trip in Rochester.
Their claim to fame is the collection of Franklin's. However, their
advertised that they had two Duesenbergs.
This "Derham" bodied long wheel base chassis
(2424) originally sported a Willoughby Berline body and J408, according to
Elbert. Adler's newer book adds that it was delivered to C.G. Groff
in 1931. Although the museum card refers to it as a Tourster,
History Online's Duesenberg Registry notes that the engine is
original, but that the body is a
replica of unknown origin.
The other Duesenberg on display had
a bit more info. It is J115, long wheel base chassis 2138 with
Holbrook "All-weather Cabriolet" coachwork. The museum dated it
as 1929, and that seems reasonable based on the J and chassis number.
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The surprise car was just across the isle from J115. There was