1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Special Mormon Meteor

The 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Special Mormon Meteor is a rare and highly sought-after car that was produced by the American luxury car manufacturer Duesenberg. It was designed by the famous automobile designer Gordon Buehrig, who also designed the iconic Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster and the Cord 810/812.

The Model SJ was powered by a massive 420 cubic inch, supercharged straight-eight engine that produced an astonishing 320 horsepower, making it one of the fastest and most powerful cars of its time. The engine was capable of propelling the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 8 seconds and had a top speed of over 130 mph.

The Special Mormon Meteor was a customized version of the Model SJ that was commissioned by Ab Jenkins, a famous race car driver and land speed record holder. The car featured a unique aerodynamic body designed to reduce drag and improve top speed. It was also equipped with a special suspension system that allowed it to handle high speeds and tight turns with ease.

The Special Mormon Meteor set numerous land speed records in the 1930s, including a record-breaking run of 156.03 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Today, the car is considered a rare and valuable piece of automotive history and is highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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Production Start 1935
Country of origin USA