Saturday, July 06, 2013

the 1939 Duesenberg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost, completely a "might have been" with a made up back story, and the Franklin Mint bought it hook, line, and sinker. So did I.



if actually made into a car it would be the only vehicle I can suppose would rival the Jonkheere Rolls Royce for design excellance

images from http://lalulutres.tumblr.com/post/54415714200/finished-in-1939-this-legendary-masterpiece-was

Below information from http://bokextra.se/produkt/3093/1939-duesenberg-coupe-simone-midnight-ghost-le

1939 Duesenberg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost - LE Issued on the 10th anniversary of the car that never was, this incredible die-cast model is the creation of acclaimed designer Raffi Minasian. Inspired by the modernist lines of the Art Deco movement, it captures all the romance of a bygone era. The graceful sweep of the fenders, the luxuriously appointed interior complete with a crystal-clear steering wheel - every detail of the designer's vision brought unforgettably to life. Hand-painted an elegant Midnight Ghost, this special anniversary Limited Edition bears the designer's signature on a plaque mounted to the undercarriage.

The Coupe Simone – A Brief History

 The story of the Duesenberg Coupe Simone and Emmett-Armand Coachworks was first revealed in 1996 at The Franklin Mint Museum exhibit, "Crossroads." created by Designers Roger Hardnock and Raffi Minasian,

 In 1998, Franklin Mint Precision Models released the 1:24 scale die-cast replica of the Coupe Simone.

–It's basically a rip off of the Phantom Corsair mixed with the Jonkheere Rolls Royce

6 comments:

  1. Reminds me of the Phantom Corsair

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  2. They actually did make 1, that was driven to Paris due to the war. No one has ever seen it since

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    1. Thanks! I did state in the entire body of the article that it was made, and driven, but I never had went back and corrected the title of the post. I have fixed that now. Hard to believe this disappeared instead of being some rich guys fancy going to the theater or opera car

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  3. This car was designed by Raffi Minasian in 1996-1997. He worked for Franklin Mint precision models company.

    Whole background story and history for this car was made up by Franklin Mint.

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    1. I'll be damned... we've been hoodwinked!

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    2. Thanks! I've changed the post and deleted the made up baloney

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