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Celebrity Rides: Last Duesenberg part 1

Episode DTLD-101

Jay Leno has one of the most extensive private Duesenberg collections on the road today. But there's always room for one more. With the help of Duesenberg scholar Randy Ema and the rest of Ema's team, Jay hopes to restore a 1931 Duesenberg Model J. After their initial meeting, Jay and Randy agree that the Duesenberg will need to be stripped down to its barest form so the crew can rebuild from the ground up. The goal is to create a Duesenberg that looks like the original but also offers improved performance under the hood. Once Jay's Duesenberg arrives at Randy Ema's shop, the restoration is underway and the crew begins the tedious process of disassembling the entire vehicle. As the parts come off, it quickly becomes clear that this will not be an easy build. But nothing is easy on a Duesenberg.


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