Cussler Museum - 2010


In June, 2010 I spent a week at the Vista Verde guest ranch  RECOMMENDED!  near Steamboat Springs, CO. We stayed in Colorado an extra day so I could visit the Cussler Museum in Arvada, CO.

three of Cussler's Duesenbergs!A reader told me about some of the Cussler Museum's Duesenbergs. Since I was in the Denver area, I had to visit them! The museum houses the author Clive Cussler's collection of about 100 autos. About 70 are on display at any one time.

The display included four Duesenbergs. Three were lined up under a Duesenberg Straight Eight Sale & Service sign (right). From back to front they are: J140, a 1929 Murphy bodied convertible sedan; J577/2605, a LWB 1936 Rollston bodied Limousine Landaulet; and J232/2261 a 1930 five passenger Arlington Club Sedan by Derham.

The fourth Duesenberg appeared in a lineup of four boat-tailed speedsters. The picture (below) shows the defining feature of these cars. From front to back they are: A Stutz; two Auburn boat-tails; and J198, a Murphy bodied boat tailed torpedo with a polished aluminum rear deck.

Cussler's collection of tail - boat tails!

Cussler featured some of the automobiles in the collection in his books.




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