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In 1929 DuPont campaigned four cars at Le Mans. After the race, the company produced both two- and four-place versions for sale to the public. All were powered by 125-horsepower straight-eight engines and sold for a high $5,335 when new. Records do not exist showing how many Du Pont Speedsters were originally constructed although only nine are known to survive, just three of which are boat tails like this car. This rakish Speedster was delivered new in Los Angeles and remained in original, but worn condition until the late 1980s when it was restored to its current concours standard.
The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection