Sunday, December 20, 2015

what in the world were three movie star Duesenbergs doing in Manitowac Wisconsin in 1962?

Found on

Steve looked into it, and found that Merlyn "Joe" Kaufmann was the consummate restorer of Duesenbergs. If you had a Duesenberg Model J - or any other Duesenberg for that matter - he was the go to guy for restoration.

He served in the Navy and later in the Army Air Force between 1942 and 1946. Then in Guam in the 19th B-29 Bombing Group.

He was particularly proud of his work on the famous Duesenbergs owned by Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Marion Davies and Greta Garbo.

The Greta Garbo car was up for auction when someone passed away and the estate was sold off, and a guy in Green Bay Wisconsin, Pete Warvel, bought it, and added it to his collection.

Marion Davis was the actress William Randolf Hearst was having an affair with, and her Duesey was found in San Diego


  1. Probably getting laid!

    Did you notice the car on the roof?

    1. no, I missed that! Sharp eyes! Thanks!