Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I'm not much given to coveting! I'm glad of that as it must be miserable to have a great yearning for something and not to be able to acquire it. But the other day I did get that sort of gnawing of the gums. I had cast my eyes on perhaps the most beautiful car I had ever seen. A 1936 Duesenberg.
I shall be writing about the Nethercutt Museum where it was on display soon, but it's worth a double mention. The curator told me that they had been contacted recently by a man with terminal cancer. His dying wish was to ride in a Duesenberg and the owners said the curator could take him out for a spin. They went about twenty miles. I wouldn't necessarily want to do it under those circumstances, but I would like to drive it - or dare one say it, own it! It cost $13,500 when new. Any guess as to its value today. The museum isn't saying!