Model J Duesie, award-winning Locomobile on docket for Pacific Grove auction

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Only five of these Derham-bodied 1931 Duesenberg Model J's were produced, and this one is headed to Monterey Car Week for sale | Worldwide Auctioneers photo

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One of five 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham-bodied sport convertible sedans and a 1916 Locomobile Model 38 collapsible cabriolet that won the FIVA Preservation Award last year at Pebble Beach are among the early consignments for Worldwide Auctioneers’ second Pacific Grove Auction, scheduled for August 23 during Monterey Car Week.

The auction company also announced several other early consignments, including a pair of E-type Jaguar roadsters, a Ferrari Dino and a Shelby GT350.

The Derham-bodied Duesie retains its original chassis, engine, body and firewall, Worldwide noted in its news release.

“This exceptionally pure example is one of just five built and one of only two with a dashing ‘V’ windshield, carrying fascinating and well-known history and offered from a limited owner roster,” the news release quoted company principal and auctioneer Rod Egan, who also termed the car among the “finest and rarest surviving Model Js in existence.”

1916 Locomobile is on the docket

The Locomobile up for bidding was accorded the preservation honor from the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Ancien at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2071, Worldwide noted, adding that the car is one of only two such known to exist.

Also on the docket are a one-owner 1968 Jaguar XK-E roadster and a 1961 flat-floor, outside-bonnet-latch E-type roadster from the first year of production; a 1966 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang consigned by its owner since 1984; and a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS.

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1961 E-type Series I roadster

The Pacific Grove auction is part of Monterey Car Week. Before that event, however, Worldwide will handle the sale of the cars from Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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