August has come and gone, and yet, there's been no new Duesenberg II Torpedo Coupe. The Mercedes CL500-based revival of what could arguably be described as the ne plus ultra of American automakers has had its introduction pushed back to mid 2008. Duesenburg Custom Coach LLC is undertaking the effort, and rather than rush a half-baked car to market, they've moved the goalpost so that the new Duesy doesn't turn into an embarrassment. The Torpedo coupe will have two powertrain options, one conventional, and the other a type of rotating engine called the Cylindrical Engine Model. The CEM appears to be based on pumps produced by EP Industries, and can deliver 300 horsepower while returning consumption as low as 70 mpg.
Joining the Torpedo Coupe is a revived Murphy Roadster fitted with a V10 powerplant and underpinned by Ford hardware. When the cars are finally ready for sale, you'll be able to buy them exclusively from Old Yesterday Classic Autos in San Diego. You've got to give them credit for insisting that it's done right, and in the meantime, you can visit their website and purchase collectibles and apparelwhile you await your chance to roll in Roaring-Twenties style.