- Written by webmin
With Duesenbergs one of the featured classes at yesterday’s Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles in Canton, Ohio, it’s not a surprise that one should take Best of Show at the concours. Nor is it much of a surprise that, out of a field of incredible and noteworthy Duesenbergs, a stellar supercharged example – in this case the 1933 Model SJ Beverly Berline by Murphy owned by Judge Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey – should rise to the cream of the crop. What is rather unique about the judge’s Duesenberg, however, is its first owner: Powel Crosley Jr., he of the eponymous radio, appliance and automobile companies. Crosley reportedly didn’t own this Duesenberg for very long, but Crosley enthusiasts believe he may have been influenced to use Murphy to build some of the earliest Crosley bodies by this particular car.
Incidentally, a 1942 Crosley Liberty sedan was on the field at Glenmoor yesterday as well. It probably could have fit in the Duesenberg’s trunk.