The Powel Crosley '33 Duesenberg.
- View SourceWe have a photo of Powel Crosley Jr.'s 1933 Duesenberg SJ (supercharged) Beverly Berline by Murphy Coachbuilders of Pasadena, which will be on display this weekend at the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles. It was custom-built for Powel Crosley, Jr. with a built-in radio in the rear compartment, as was a complete bar. The car cost around $18,000 new and is now owned by Judge Joseph Cassini of Orange, New Jersey.
The annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles this weekend in Jackson Township will feature historic motorcars built in Cleveland including Peerless, White, Winton, Stearns-Knight, Templar, Chandler and Jordan.
There will be more than 200 cars on the grounds of Glenmoor. Powel's '33 Duesie will be part of a group of eight Duesenbergs.
The Grande Salon Antique and Classic Car Auction at will be at noon on Saturday, conducted by Classic Motorcar Auctions of Canton.
Sunday is the day of the big car show which begins at 10 a.m. Tickets are $20, or free for children under 12 and military personnel in uniform.
Attendance was about 6,000 last year. Show organizers expect about the same for this weekend's event, which will feature artists, seminars, activities for kids and book signings.
Heading the list of Cleveland-built cars that will be displayed is a 16-cylinder 1932 Peerless sedan prototype. Other cars include a '20 Jordan Playboy roadster, 1900 White, '08 Stearns touring, '10 Baker Electric roadster, '17 Owen Magnetic phaeton, '23 Templar coupe, '20 White truck, '26 Cleveland sedan, '28 Chandler dual cowl phaeton. Duesenbergs include a '23 roadster, '29 Murphy dual cowl phaeton, '31 Judkins limousine, '32 Murphy torpedo convertible coupe and Powel Crosley Jr.'s 1933 Duesenberg SJ Murphy Beverly Berline; a '68 Bizzarini Spyder S.I. Targa, '67 Bizzarrini P538, '73 Iso Rivolta LELE coupe, '68 Iso Grifo S4, a '71 Iso Grifo Series 2 coupe, '32 Alfa-Romeo 6C Zagato roadster, '37 SS-100 Jaguar roadster, '49 Kurtis-Kraft sport roadster, '37 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet A, '27 Rolls-Royce Phantom I torpedo phaeton, '35 Delage D8-85 convertible coupe, '13 Coey Flyer roadster, '19 Paige Daytona speedster, '17 Marmon cloverleaf roadster, '19 Detroit Electric, '28 Rolls-Royce town car, '30 Lincoln coupe, '33 Cadillac V-16 convertible sedan, '32 Marmon V-16 convertible coupe and two Packard Darrins, plus other cars from the '20s through the early '40s including a '34 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow coupe, '30 Willys-Knight 66B phaeton, a '58 Cadillac Eldorado, once owned by Bob Hope, and a collection of woodies.