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If These Cars Could Talk: 1921 Duesenberg Model A (Castle Duesenberg)

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Museum Curator, Sam Grate, invites you to join him in a series of monthly car-side presentations featuring different automobiles from our galleries.

Join us for an in-depth look at the many automobiles in our collection and discover their part in our history. If These Cars Could Talk is a monthly program offered by museum staff for free to the public on the first Saturday of each month.

The Duesenberg Model A was the first passenger car to bear the Duesenberg name and this Model A was the very first Duesenberg sold to the public. It bears engine #601 and body #1001. It was ordered by Samuel Northrup Castle of Hawaii in 1919 and delivered to him in 1921. The body was built by the Bender Body Company to accommodate Mr. Castle’s 7-foot tall frame. This Duesenberg stayed in the Castle family for 99 years until it was donated to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in December 2019.

This presentation will be held in the museum galleries next to the car from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 5, 2021 and is offered to all patrons for free with museum admission. For more information, including the specific location of the presentation, please call ahead at 260-925-1444 or see an associate at the admission desk.

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