1984 Duesenberg Ii Model SJ

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This movie car appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Parting with the book, which depicted Gatsby’s car as a 1922 Rolls-Royce, Luhrmann chose an early-1930s Duesenberg for the film. He selected this Duesenberg II, a modern reproduction of the Model SJ, because it looked authentic, but was less expensive, more reliable and easier to maintain than a period vehicle thanks to its late model Ford V-8 engine and transmission.

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Image by: Jacob Nuibe Photography