Duesenberg ceased production in Eeeny-meeny-miny-mo (instrumental) - 8th Day* - 8th Day Cord's financial empire collapsed. However, between andone automobile put the final touch to this historical marque. It it took three years to complete both the tailor-made Simone - Mint (15) - Simone and futuristic body.
By command of the owner, it was to be Simone - Mint (15) - Simone in a two-tone grey paint scheme so it would look like a ghost in the night. Inspired by the modernist lines of the Art Deco movement, it captures all the romance of a bygone era.
The graceful sweep of the fenders, the luxuriously appointed interior complete with a crystal-clear steering wheel. Courtesy of Franklin Mint. Gui De LaRouche had always believed that a man must succumb to his passions.
The new automobile would be a gift to his lover, a beauty called Simone. There are many stories as to the history and fate of this Simone - Mint (15) - Simone. Here are the three most popular The car was in fact constructed complete with a Duesenberg-supplied supercharger Take Me To Your Dreams - Magda Modra - Ready To Fly was scheduled to be featured at the World's Fair in New York.
It was decided to ship the car and Emmet to Paris where LaRoche could test drive and approve Simone - Mint (15) - Simone car. It was delivered to LaRoche. The French cosmetics magnate went for a twilight drive in the car.
He was going 60mph when hedecided to open it up and put his right foot to the floor. The supercharger screamed and his head jerked back with the acceleration as the Bhp engine came to life. When it finished fishtailing, he was going over mph. It nearly scared him out of his wits.
The next day he looked at the car in the sunlight and decided he did not like the grey-on-grey paint job, and sent the car to a garage where Emmet had set up shop. They continued work on the Ghost. The spookiest part of the tale is that they went on to paint the car in lilac purple and green, which would be enough to scare anybody.
As the drums of war were beating and Hitler was moving into France, many fine automobiles were stored in hide-a-ways to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.
The "Duezy" was lost somewhere on the french countryside at the beginning of WW2. The even stranger part of the story is that Emmet disappeared with it. Nevertheless it's probably one of the most stunning designs of the 20th century and it will be kept in our memories. The beauty was powered through a 6. If I'd have to guess I'd say it probably maxed out at Mph. Views: Share Tweet Facebook. Join Dieselpunks. This article showed it is nonsense when it referred to the car having a V 8 engine.
The designers for Franklin Mint made the story up, over time it has come to include them as the relatives in in some stories the grandsons of the original designers. But you can go to Raffi Minasian one of the Franklin Mint designers and he says that "Designed with partner Roger Hardnock, as conceived by an unknown coachbuilding team from the past, this concept was historically and creatively interpreted into this unique art deco era concept.
Also the movie mentioned in most of the stories does not exist. But they used a few details that were used in a very liberal sense to make Simone - Mint (15) - Simone seem somewhat Simone - Mint (15) - Simone . There was another one made afterwards from the remaining factory parts but it was never delivered to anyone as far as company records show. They mashed the stories of the last 2 Duesenbergs Starbomb - Starbomb Ex Plus Alpha and a bit of other stuff from history to make a good story for the model car they designed for Franklin Mint.
I've been looking at the unbelievable design of this car online. Thanks for the history on it. That is a design to fall in love with Not surprisingly, both share a passion for classic automobiles. Acting on a tip, they travelled to a remote area in central Pennsylvania — to a place called Green Brier. There, in a dilapidated barn, they discovered the original plans for the lost masterpiece. They were immediately sold to the House Franklin Mint, hence the model.
Sign Up or Sign In. Powered by. Invite Friends Featured Members. All Articles My Articles Add. Sands on October 30, at pm View Articles. Here are the three most popular:: The car was never constructed or delivered to him.
It never made it off the designer's drafting table. It was built and shipped but never delivered. Hmmm It was built and delivered to LaRoche by Emmet himself. Views: Tags: Love It. Comment You need to be a member of Dieselpunks to add comments! Comment by CaptainTangoPunk on January 11, at pm This article showed it is nonsense when it referred to the car having a V 8 engine. Disappointed the history isnt truebut still a great design.
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