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A one-of-a-kind car was named Best in Show at the 2022 in California on Sunday, but it used to be two cars.

The American 1932 Duesenberg Model J features a body that was designed by Figoni et Falaschi in the era’s sport torpedo style, which were open-top sports cars with hoods raised to the level of their waistline for a streamlined look.

It was common at the time to purchase a stripped chassis from a luxury automaker and then have a added, and this is the first and only Duesenberg married to a Figoni et Falaschi body.

Peruvian sugar heir Antonio Chopitea was the first owner of the car and competed with it in road racing and concourse events, according to Hagerty.

This 1932 Deusenberg Model J features a body designed by French coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi.

This 1932 Deusenberg Model J features a body designed by French coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A later owner then had a new body designed in the 1960s and swapped the Figoni et Falaschi body onto a different Model J chassis.

Three years ago vintage car and boat collectors Lee and Penny Anderson acquired both cars and reunited the original body and chassis through a full restoration.

The body was swapped onto another chassis in the 1960s and recently reunited with its original Duesenberg frame.

The body was swapped onto another chassis in the 1960s and recently reunited with its original Duesenberg frame. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“This rare with European style,” Concours Chairman Sandra Button said. “It did well in some early rallies and concours. Then, its history took a turn, with chassis separated from body. The story of its resurrection is one of pure passion.”

The Duesenberg was the first American car to win Best in Show at the Pebble Beach event since a 1934 Packard in 2013. It is the brand’s seventh to take the honor, making Duesenberg the most successful American marque to date.

The car is the only Duesenberg with a Figioni et Falaschi body.

The car is the only Duesenberg with a Figioni et Falaschi body. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

It is difficult to estimate the value of such a unique car, but a 1930 Model J with coachwork by California’s Walter M. Murphy Company was auctioned at the 2021 Gooding & Company event in Pebble Beach for $3,965,000.

he would not rebody the other chassis, “so that people don’t get confused.”