1934 Duesenberg J Graber Convertible in 1:24 Scale Scale Model

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Automodello 1934 Duesenberg J Graber Convertible diecast car
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  • Year: 1934
  • Brand: Automodello
  • Make: Duesenberg
  • Code: AM24-DUE-GRA
  • Model: J Graber Convertible
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Black & Blue
  • Note: Fine High End Resin Model in 1:24 Scale

We should all thank Jim Cowen and Raffi Minasian for keeping theirs and our automotive “Dreams Engaged”! Much more than a motto, it has become a life saver of sorts for us one-twenty fourth scale aficionados. This Duesenberg, in curbside configuration, is the latest in exquisite classic automobile design that did not come to us as a scale model in diecast form. Thank goodness Jim and Raffi’s foresight has granted us this impeccably detailed replica. It is literally, what dreams are made of. I won’t go into the history of the actual car reproduced here; Automodello supplies the full fascinating background in the paperwork that comes with the car. I do want to applaud the build though; it’s fit, feel and finish. Each is exciting and was crafted into the model as the build was for the real Duesenberg. And in person the workmanship is sublime!

Automodello first issued the ’34 Duesenberg J Graber as their “Tribute Edition”. It is elegant in black over silver with black fenders and red interior. This reprise issue is somewhat more sophisticated, to my eye, in a midnight blue, nearly black, over a Pacific Ocean blue with midnight blue fenders and black interior. Detailing subtleties such as chrome accent pieces push the overall look of the model over the top. The long thin chrome hood center hinge is simulated along with two others flanking the hood sides, just above the panels of louvers and hood handles. The upper belt line chrome trim piece is even more slender and stylish. The running board sides and the rear fender stone guards are expertly crafted while the slim windshield wipers and simulated trunk hinges are absolutely phenomenal. And the grillwork and Duesey emblem simply must be seen up close to fully appreciate.

Also, up close is the way to take in all that the headlights have to offer. I’m uncertain as to how it was done but there are color changes as you view them from different angles. They are highly realistic and perhaps one of my very favorite features of this outstanding model. The interior view affords a great look at detailing in its finest with excellent scaling to the steering wheel, shifter, dash, gauges and seats. Earlier I mentioned the fit, feel and finish of the model. The ‘feel’ that so intrigued me is in the form of the material and texture used to reproduce the top boot and the ‘up’ top. They’re magnificent. And along with all else, they fit flawlessly in place. While the underneath was not built for display purposes, an incredible exhaust system exists. Mounted on its plinth, one can view this from the side.

Be sure to check out the running board treads, exquisitely intricate wire wheel details, taillight and gas cap fabrication; they are all done beautifully. The classic auto designs of yesterday are truly alive and well and coming from Automodello today. In our car collections, this masterpiece is a total stand out! *Reviewer’s Note: This resin replica is an example of a “static” or “curbside” model. As with an observation of a 1:1 car seen at a curbside, you will not be able to see its engine or working parts. The doors, hood and trunk of these models do not open. You can, however, fully appreciate its automotive beauty from every angle.

-Tony F Perrone

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