The Model A Duesenberg is the result of nearly two decades of racecar building by the Duesenberg brothers Fred and Augie. After having built some of the most successful racecars from 1906 until 1920, the brothers decided to build a production vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the same high standards. The first of the Model A Duesenberg models was introduced in 1922 and discontinued in 1927. The Model A Duesenberg featured an eight cylinder engine with overhead camshaft and 260 cubic inch displacement. Engine output was rated at 88 horsepower and was capable of maintaining a speed of 85 miles per hour. The Duesenberg Model A was the first American production vehicle to feature four wheel hydraulic brakes as standard equipment.