Letter from August Samuel Duesenberg, American automotive engineer who built racing engines and set early automotive speed records. Engines designed and built by him and his brother, Fred Duesenberg, won the 1921 French Grand Prix and three Indianapolis 500 races in the 1920s. Letter is addressed to L.M. Wright of Automotive Gear Works in Richmond, Indiana.
Letter previously folded, light toning. Marginalia in pencil from the recipient, noting that he called A.S. Duesenberg. Duesenberg was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
Provenance: Dr. Harlen Hunter, sold at the Heritage Auctions June 30, 2016 Auto Racing Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction #7146. Includes a signed letter of provenance from Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas.