Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Duesenberg Model J/SJ
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Nothing says early 19th-century gangster quite like a Duesenberg Model J or SJ. These luxury automobiles were some of the top vehicles of their day, and we’re here to revive their story! 

Pre-Great Depression Greatness – A History of the Duesenberg Model J/SJ

When E.L. Cord took over the company in 1925 and changed the name of the company to Duesenberg Inc., he decided to create the largest and most powerful luxury car that the world had ever seen. The company set out to produce the Model J, which debuted at the 1928 New York Car Show.

The Design and Technology of the Duesenberg Model J/SJ

The last production of the Model J was in 1937. It came with a straight-eight engine and cost $8500, almost three times the salary of your average American worker of the time. The SJ was a supercharged version with a Duesenberg centrifugal.

A Timeline of the Duesenberg Model J/SJ (1928-1937)

The straight-eight Model J produced 265 horsepower. It featured a three-speed gearbox that was eventually replaced by a four-speed in the mid-1930s. The SJ came out in May of 1932 and featured a 320 horsepower engine. The major aesthetic difference between the two was the external exhaust pipe display on the SJ.

The Duesenberg Model J/SJ in the News

In recent news, a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Victoria Coupe showed its grille at the latest Monterey Car Show. It was fully restored in the 1990s.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Duesenberg Model J/SJ

As one of the most well-known celebrity car collectors on Earth, it probably comes as no surprise that Jay Leno owns his own Model J. Watch him in action below!

Best Duesenberg Model J/SJ Groups

The best Duesenberg group is also the top group for Auburn and Cord car collectors and enthusiasts. You can check out the ACD Club here.

The Duesenberg Model J/SJ

From gangsters to millionaires and beyond, the Duesenberg Model J/SJ was one of the top cars of its day. Almost a century later, getting one of these automobiles will ironically cost you even more!

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