Clark Gable's 1935 Duesenberg will sell 'in excess of $9m' at Pebble Beach



2015-06-26 12:56:44

Clark Gable's 1935 Duesenberg will sell 'in excess of $9m' at Pebble Beach

Gone with the Wind star Clark Gable's iconic 1935 Duesenberg will auction on August 19

The stunning Duesenberg Model JN Convertible Coupe that once belonged to Gone with the Wind star Clark Gable will serve as top lot in an August 19 auction at Pebble Beach.

Clark Gable's Duesenberg Model JN The carhas a great romantic link between Gable and Carole Lombard

Gable's car is one of 10 JNs ever built and stands as one of just four examples to have been fitted with a convertible coupe body by Rollston. It has been described as "arguably the most iconic Duesenberg of all time" by the auction house and has won the best of show award at both Meadow Brook and Amelia Island.

The magnificent vehicle was also featured in the 1938 movie Merrily We Live, providing a fantastic memento from Hollywood's golden age for top-end collectors. Italso boastsa greatromantic connection between Clark Gable and his third wife, actress Carole Lombard. The auction house states that together they had "enjoyed many adventures in this famous Duesenberg, including a long drive up the west coast to Vancouver, British Columbia."

The auction won't be the first time that the car has appeared at Pebble Beach; it was the Special Award Winner at the 2007 Concours d'Elegance. Estimates are only available upon request, but the auction house has revealed to Edmunds Inside Line that it expects the vehicle to bring in excess of $9m.

Paul Fraser Collectibles provides you with all the top stories and investment advice from across the classic cars market. Be sure to check back with us regularly to see the results of this exciting sale. We also have a great selection of classic Hollywood memorabilia currently available.

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