1929 Marmon Series 68 Roadster
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Last update: 29.08.2013
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1929 Marmon Model 68 Roadster offered with a reserve
This very nice Model 68 Roadster sports many original features including the convertible top and leather interior (some of the stuffing has been removed from the seat back to accomodate a taller driver. the original stuffing is with the car). The engine and drivetrain has been completely rebuilt with an eye towards competing in the Great Race. The car runs and drives exceptionally well and is perfect for long distance touring. Featuring Wire Wheels Dual Side Mounts. Stone Guard. Nice Period Trunk and Rack. Books Tools and Manuals. this is a very rare car. This car is an important part of Automotive history that has been sensitively preserved.
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Marmon Motor Car Company was an American automobile manufacturer founded by Howard Marmon and owned by Nordyke Marmon & Company of Indianapolis. Indiana. USA. It was established in 1902 and was merged and renamed in 1933. They produced cars under the Marmon brand. It was succeeded by Marmon-Herrington and later the Marmon Motor Company of Denton. Texas. The name currently survives through the Marmon Group of Chicago. Illinois.
Marmon's parent company was founded in 1851 manufacturing flour grinding mill equipment. and branching out into other machinery through the late 19th century. Small limited production of experimental automobiles began in 1902. with an air-cooled V-twin engine. An air-cooled V4 followed the next year. with pioneering V6 and V8 engines tried over the next few years before more conventional straight engine designs were settled upon. Marmons soon gained a reputation as a reliable. speedy upscale car.
The Model 32 of 1909 spawned the Wasp. winner of the first Indianapolis 500 motor race. This car featured the world's first known automobile rear-view mirror.
New models were introduced for 1924. replacing the long-lived Model 34. but the company was facing financial trouble. and in 1926 was reorganized as the Marmon Motor Car Co. In 1929. Marmon introduced an under-$1. 00 straight-8 car. the Roosevelt. but the stock market crash of 1929 made the company's problems worse. Howard Marmon had begun working on the world's first V16 engine in 1927. but was unable to complete the production Sixteen until 1931. By that time. Cadillac had already introduced their V-16. designed by ex-Marmon engineer Owen Nacker. Peerless. too. was developing a V16 with help from an ex-Marmon engineer. James Bohannon. Marmon discontinued automobile production in 1933. the worst year of the Great Depression. Our Ebay Policies:
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Hügli bruno, dated 09 january 2017
guten Tag können Sie mir ein guter Preis machen für in die Schweiz
from garis burton, dated 06 march 2015
do you still have the marmon would like to buy it use to have now I miss it and wife does to so please let me know thank you
from Jordan Glaser, dated 24 october 2014
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