December 3, 2007 We've covered several of the automotive masterpieces set to star in the upcoming Barrett Jackson auction such as the rare 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II and the one-off 1963 Ford Thunderbird “Italien” concept car, now news of more noteworthy additions including a ‘33 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Phaeton and a 2008 Concept ‘Cuda.
Adding to Barrett Jackson’s impressive offering of pre-war classics, the 1933 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Phaeton, with coachwork by LeGrande, features a beautiful Swept-Panel body design and its 100 point restoration has garnered it an ACD Club certification and a Best of Class award in August 2007 at the renowned Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance. The tan-on-tan giant has a 3-speed manual transmission and houses an enormous 420cid Straight 8 engine that produces 265 horsepower.
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From the opposite end of the collector car spectrum comes the 2008 Concept ‘Cuda, which was designed and built to encourage the Chrysler Corporation to bring back the celebrated ‘Cuda model. The Concept ‘Cuda was handcrafted by the famed Metalcrafters, the builders behind Dodge’s Concept Challenger. Beginning with a 2007 Charger SRT8, they removed the body and completely disassembled the car down to its chassis. The chassis was then modified and fit with a custom carbon fiber body and the interior adjusted from a 4-door sedan to a 2-door coupe. Stock wheels and tires were replaced with chrome 22-inch Zenetti “Fives” wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires. The ‘Cuda was finished with a functional Shaker Hood scoop, Flowmaster mufflers and a Lamborghini Pearl Orange and black paint scheme. The contemporary muscle car matches the power of its predecessor with 6.1 liter Hemi that pumps out 425 horsepower.
Both the 1933 Duesenberg and 2008 ‘Cuda will be sold during SPEED’s live primetime coverage on the Saturday of the 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event which runs from January 12-20, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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