Duesenberg Was A United States Based Luxury Automobile Company Active In Various ...
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Description: Duesenberg was a United States based luxury automobile company active in various forms from 1913 to 1937 , and is most famous for their high quality , record breaking roadsters . Introduced in 1932 was the supercharged Model J with 320 hp ( often referred to as SJ ) , which had a top speed of 135 140 mph ( 217 225 km / h ) . Special bodied models , such as the later " Mormon Meteor " chassis , achieved an average speed of over 135 mph ( 217 km / h ) , and a one hour average of over 152 mph ( 245 km / h ) at Bonneville Salt Flats , Utah . The SJs supercharger was located beside the engine ; to make room for it , the exhaust pipes were creased so they could be bent easily and extended through the side panel of the hood . These supercharged cars can be recognized by these shiny creased tubes , which Cord registered as a trademark and used in his other supercharged cars from Cord and Auburn . It was said , " The only car that could pass a Duesenberg , was another Duesenberg , and that was with the first owners consent . " The origin of the American slang word " doozy " , meaning something excellent or powerful , is either the Duesenbergs nickname " Duesy " , or an older term ( derived from earlier slang " daisy " ) .
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