The Duesenberg Model J was a prestigious automobile that was meant to compete with the world’s most luxurious and powerful cars such as the Hispano-Suiza and Rolls-Royce. It was introduced in 1928, a year before the stock market crash and the Great Depression. It was sold until the Duesenberg Motors Company went bankrupt in 1937. It was available in 3 versions, namely Duesenberg J, from 1932 Duesenberg SJ with compressor and later Duesenberg SSJ with compressor and smaller wheelbase. A total of 483 units were produced. The car was powered by a 7-litre water-cooled I8 engine. It had rear-wheel drive and a 3-speed manual transmission. The naturally aspirated engine had a power output of 265 hp (198 kW) and a top speed of 146 km/h (146 mph).