CHRYSLER STRAIGHT EIGHTS
Dual High Gears …
. . . ONE FOR TRAFFIC, ONE FOR OPEN COUNTRY . . .
Two distinctly different high gears for distinctly different uses—one “high” for sprinting ahead of everything in traffic and for quiet, easy speed up any hill, another “high” for the wide open spaces.
THE most fabulous American stock car ever manufactured was the incomparable Duesenberg Model J, a magnificent 265-horsepower job that could do 89 mph in second gear and 116 in high. Built strictly for the carriage trade that wanted and could pay for the very finest (the chassis cost $8,500; custom bodies ranged from $2,500 to $16,500), less than 500 of these great cars were made at the Indianapolis factory during the company’s short (1929-37) productive span.