Sales were never as good as had been hoped in 1928, but nothing was selling well after the 1929 market crash anyway. The Model J survived all the way until the company folded in 1937. In another era, Duesenberg probably would have survived, and today might even be a serious rival to Rolls-Royce
and Bugatti. But it wasn’t to be, and even efforts to revive the name thus far failed to bear fruit. In the end, Duesenberg built just over 1,100 cars in total, over half of them Model A’s. But it still represents an important chapter in American automotive history, possibly more so than any other now-defunct American automaker.