Duesenberg

Clark Gable's ultra-rare 1935 Duesenberg headed to auction

The hard-to-find vehicle was one of just 10 JN models built.

Just when it seemed that the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance auction could not get any better, the Gooding & Company auction house has announced that a 1935 Duesenberg, once owned by Clark Gable, will be up for grabs. The news comes just weeks after it was revealed that Jay Leno’s 2012 Fiat 500 and George Clooney’s 2008 Tesla roadster would be auctioned off.

Unlike the other celebrity-owned vehicles, Gable’s former ride is an ultra-rare vehicle, which is one of only 10 JN models built. Not to mention, Gable’s Duesenberg is just one of four examples of a convertible coupe, according to Gooding & Company.

Aside from being owned by a Hollywood legend, the car was featured in the 1938 film Merrily We Live. The Oscar nominated film starred Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne.

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