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It’s A Duesy!

September 29, 2010 by  

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard anyone say “It’s a doozy!” when they were describing something truly remarkable. And no wonder. The car that inspired the phrase has not been made for seven decades.

It was on Sept. 30, 1937, that the very last Duesenberg rolled off the assembly line. At the time, the “Duesy” was regarded as the epitome of flamboyance and extravagance. The most luxurious car in the world, each one was handcrafted and custom-made. However, this symbol of opulence suffered during the hard times of the Great Depression. Ten years after the car made its first appearance, the company that built them shut its doors forever.

In this new era of ostentation, with several luxury automobiles selling for $250,000 and more, I’m surprised no one is making a modern version of the Duesenberg. If there’s a car enthusiast reading this with more money than sense, you’re welcome to the idea. For my "thank you," could I borrow one for a week?

— Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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