In the 1930s, a Duesenberg Model J could hit 60mph in around eight seconds, en route to a top speed of over 130. Some of today's cars struggle to do that, over 80 years later. Then, think about the fact that it tended to cost around the same as today's cars -- in absolute terms. Considering the approximate price of a Model J was around $30,000, that's over $400,000 in today's dollars, but that doesn't even take into account how expensive it was. Ultimately, the car's technical prowess couldn't overcome the social stigma of driving such an obviously expensive car in the middle of the Great Depression, which is a shame.