As so often happens in the restoration business, and probably only more frequently with such rare cars as Duesenbergs, Bill Dreist began the refurbishment of his 1927 Duesenberg Model X Sports Roadster, but soon realized he would not be able to finish the car. Luckily, he knew that Peter Heydon could. Heydon bought the car in pieces from Driest in 1996. Inside a cowl vent, Heydon located a patch of original paint, and searching beneath the dashboard uncovered a scrap of the original leather. Four thousand hours later, this Model X, one of only four such chassis ever built, and the only one to wear boattail bodywork among them, was faithfully restored to its original condition.

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