The Duesenberg II automobile was created as the “ultimate modern classic”, with the objectives of recapturing the aesthetic elegance of the original Duesenberg Model J in a car that was comfortable and practical to use, and that would always be a true “collector's car” because of the attention to detail and the level of craftsmanship involved in its creation. Originating in Elroy, Wisconsin, tooling for the first model began in 1975, and the first production Duesenberg II Speedster was delivered in 1978. A new corporation, Duesenberg Motors, Inc., was formed in late 1996 to continue and expand the manufacture of these most unique vehicles.
Four other models have followed the Speedster into production over the past twenty years – the Royalton Tourster, Torpedo Roadster, Murphy Roadster, and Torpedo Phaeton. A new model, the Duesenberg II Torpedo Sedan, is now available for the collector who wants the ultimate luxury sedan. Exact in design, scale and quality craftsmanship to the original models, each Duesenberg II is custom crafted to order as a unique statement of elegance, luxury, and hand-built quality that is a reflection of the buyer's personal taste. Both the exterior and interior have the original look and detail, while offering the convenience of a modern drive train and comfort features, cleverly concealed with original design controls.
Built on a massive custom frame with a structural steel body framework, the Duesenberg II features a modern drive line, with the balance of the car's components custom made to match the original (bumpers, lights, radiator shell, sidepipes, windshield frames, moldings, dash, ect.). Almost everything you see on the vehicle is hand fit and finished, from the steering wheel to the door hinges. This attention to detail and the use of the finest materials available, combined with the timeless styling of the 1930's most expensive car, make the Duesenberg II the most unique automobile being built today.