Duesenberg Model J Wiloughby Berline (1:18, Neo)

  • Duesenberg Model J Wiloughby Berline (from 1934)
  • Neo
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • resin
  • Black Silver
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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Original: A Look at the Duesenberg Model J Willoughby Berline

The Duesenberg Model J was a luxury car produced by the American automobile company Duesenberg in the 1930s. The vehicle was first introduced in 1928 during the New York Auto Show and was available in various body styles, including the Willoughby-designed Berline version. This generation of the model was built from 1928 to 1937 and was known for its exceptional style and superb engineering. The Duesenberg Model J was powered by an inline-eight-cylinder engine producing 265 horsepower. It could reach a top speed of around 192 km/h (119 mph), which was remarkable for that time.The car was developed by Fred Duesenberg and his team of engineers. Renowned body designer Gordon Buehrig also played a significant role in its styling. The Duesenberg Model J was considered a status symbol and was driven by many celebrities and wealthy individuals of the time. A specific predecessor to the model was the Duesenberg Model A, which was less successful. Key historical events in 1928 when the Model J was introduced include the opening of the Hoover Dam and the release of the famous song "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" by Louis Armstrong. These examples help to illustrate the age of the vehicle and provide some context.

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A Masterpiece in 1/18 Scale: The Neo Model

The model shown is a 1/18 scale replica of the Duesenberg Model J Willoughby Berline manufactured by Neo. The high-quality craftsmanship is immediately evident, and the model stands out for its attention to detail and authenticity. The body of the model is crafted from resin, ensuring an excellent reproduction of the original car's complex shapes. Resin is known for its ability to depict fine details better than other materials, essential for a collector's item of such high standard.The model showcases the distinctive design elements of the original, such as the large chrome headlights and the characteristic grille. The spare wheels artfully mounted on the sides are also striking. The wheels themselves are intricately replicated, including the distinctive spokes and white-wall tires. This demonstrates the care and precision with which Neo has crafted this model. It is a must-have for any serious automotive miniature collector.

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Details and Technical Features of the Duesenberg Model J

Technologically, the Duesenberg Model J was far ahead of its time, featuring numerous advanced features. For example, the engine power was exceptionally high, earning the vehicle its reputation as one of the fastest and most powerful cars of its time. The engine was a DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) inline-eight cylinder with a displacement of 6.9 liters. In addition to its impressive performance, great emphasis was also placed on comfort and safety. The interior of the vehicle was luxuriously appointed with high-quality materials and modern instruments.The chassis was also innovative, composed of sturdy and durable components that provided stability to the car even at high speeds. The Duesenberg Model J was also equipped with hydraulic brakes, revolutionary for the time and contributing significantly to the vehicle's safety. Such technical specifications showcase the advanced engineering that went into this car.

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The Neo 1/18 Scale Model: An Accurate Replica

Back to the model: The Neo model in 1/18 scale, part of the collection of Modelly member "Play-X", is a fascinating collector's item. The model's paint job corresponds to the original car, displaying an elegant two-tone combination. The upper part of the model is painted in a deep, glossy blue, while the lower part is in a contrasting black. This two-tone paint job gives the model an authentic and stylish look.The interior of the model features orange seats, providing a beautiful contrast to the dark exterior paint. Every door, every small part of the chassis, and every shape is reproduced with meticulous accuracy. The chrome trim and detailed headlights accentuate the elegance of this model. Overall, the Neo model in 1/18 scale showcases an impressive combination of precise craftsmanship and attention to detail, making it a valuable addition to any collection.


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