Fred Duesenberg

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Birthday
6, 1876
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 26, 1932 (55)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1876
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 26, 1932 (55)

About

Founder of the Duesenberg line of luxury automobiles who created some of the fastest and most powerful cars of the age.

Before Fame

He began manufacturing racing bicycles with his brother in the 1890s. By the turn of the century, he began experimenting with gasoline engines.

Trivia

His cars ran on his famous Straight 8 racing engine and were designed with overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder.

Family Life

He was born in Lippe, Germany, and immigrated to the United States with his family at a young age.

Associated With

His cars became rare, but several models were preserved in Jay Leno's famous car collection.