1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo shown by Lee R. Anderson Sr.
This Duesenberg (J-465 on chassis 2509) was shipped without coachwork to European distributor E.Z. Sadovich’s Motors Deluxe of Paris, and there famed coachbuilder Joseph Figoni fitted it with a unique Sports Torpedo complete with a hood extended back to a low vee’d windshield and a tapered tail. Sadovich drove the car in the 1932 Paris-Nice Rallye before delivery to its first owner, Peruvian sugar heir and prolific Duesenberg customer Antonio Chopitea, who exhibited it at a concours at Cannes, winning the Grand Prix. The following year this Model J moved Stateside; in the 1960s its original coachwork was removed and ultimately mounted to another Model J chassis. Original chassis and Figoni coachwork remained separated for decades until both were acquired and reunited by the present owner.