1929 Dupont Model G Speedster

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In 1929 DuPont campaigned four cars at the Grand Prix d’Endurance at Le Mans. After the race, the company produced both two- and four-place replicas for sale to the public. DuPont offered the Model G in 12 different body styles including phaeton, convertible sedan, convertible coupe, club coupe, club sedan, roadster, limousine, special sport sedan, and two- and four-passenger speedsters. Because of the great expense, DuPont cars were bought by wealthy Hollywood stars like Will Rogers and Mary Pickford (one of the founders of United Artists cinemas) who purchased the first Model G Two-Passenger Speedster for her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. before their estrangement. Famed boxer and hotel owner Jack Dempsey drove a DuPont.