The rebuild of the first Duesenberg nears the finish line

Over the past two seasons, we’ve checked in on the rebirth of the world’s first productionDuesenberg at the exotic restoration shop run by ex-racer Bruce Canepa in Scotts Valley, Calif. Last fall, the neglected colossus — hauled out of storage in Hawaii by Californian Jimmy Castle, whose ancestor bought the unique Model A in 1921 — sat forlornly near far more racy Porsches and Ferraris, patiently waiting as pony-tailed restorer Dave Stoltz worked with a half-dozen black and white period photos as his principal guide.