Duesenberg SJ 533-2582 Town Car LWB 1935 by Matrix
This imposing machine was one of the first designs by Duesenberg’s new designer J Herbert Newport and was created by the company which had been founded by former Murphy employees, Christian Bohman and Maurice Schwartz. The car was originally designed for Mae West, but she cancelled her order for reasons unknown and instead it was another wealthy lady, Ethel Mars, who took delivery. The styling was advanced for its time and we see sweeping wings with enclosed spare wheels adding to the rakish lines. The open driver’s compartment could be covered with a simple canvas roof and this is sensibly omitted on the model so that we can enjoy the purity of the design. The black paintwork is flawless and the various subtle chrome details are neatly replicated using a mix of etched and plated parts as appropriate.
|Description: ||Duesenberg SJ 533-2582 Town Car LWB 1935 |
|Catalogue#: ||MTX40406-031 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1935 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||January 2018 |
|Weight: ||500 grams |
|Comments: ||Black. Released 22/12/17 |
From the original creators of the Neo range, this resincast series offers a wide range of mostly road car subjects. Some are very familiar classics but we also see plenty of very rare and usual machines ranging from Maharajah's Rolls Royces to Citroen and Volvo limousines! Overall casting quality is excellent, paint finishes usually to a very high standard and plenty of fine etch used for small trim. Wire wheels on some subjects can be a little unconvincing but otherwise very consistent. Made in China.