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The Arizona Concours 2016

The Arizona Concours adds Gary Cooper Duesenberg to 2016 event

Gary Cooper Duesenberg added to 2016 Arizona Concours

A Hollywood Duesie

Arizona Concours adds Gary Cooper Duesenberg SSJ to featured class.

Of all the American brands from the Classic Era, none rivals that of Duesenberg.  The third-annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance honors “Duesie” with a featured class on Sunday, January 24, 2016, and a number of spectacular examples already have been entered.

Among the lineup of Duesenbergs is an extremely rare short-wheelbase 1935 Duesenberg SSJ with impeccable celebrity history, originally owned by Hollywood mega-star Gary Cooper.   The sporting convertible from the Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc., is one of only two “super-short” wheelbase SSJs produced by Duesenberg, with the second one loaned by a local dealer to another Hollywood leading man, Clark Gable.

The Gary Cooper SSJ, serial number 2594, was built on a 125-inch wheelbase rather than Duesenberg’s customary 142.4- or 153.5-inch lengths.  The supercharged straight-8 engine was rated at 400 horsepower, which made the car capable of a top speed of more than 130 mph.

Another prized entry in the Arizona Concours’ Duesenberg Class is the renowned 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Speedster known as the Mormon Meteor that the legendary Ab Jenkins drove to a number of land-speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Besides Duesenberg, two other featured classes have been designated for the 2016 Concours: Zagato Coachwork and Exceptional Cars of Great Britain.  Those classes will join more than a dozen standing classes that will be judged during the Concours, culminating in the Best of Show.

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance benefits Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions.