RARE 1929 Marmon Boat Tail Race Car
Sale price: $48,000.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2014-05-30
martin offered Switzerland usd
Michael Dittmar offered usd
Antony (from New Zealand) offered usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Model:||1929 Marmon Boat Tail Race Car|
|Engine:||Model 68. Straight eight. B & S: 2 13/16 x 4 ¼.|
|Transmission:||Original Warner 3-speed, standard shift.|
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RARE 1929 Marmon Boat Tail Race Car for sale
BODY: All hand formed aluminum with the exception of the original Marmon grille shell and original headlights. The aluminum body is absolute perfection. as is the fit and finish. The
Body was built in Buenos Aries. Argentina.
CHASSIS: Original 1929 Marmon. span > pinched in the rear to follow the boat tail body shape perfectly.
WHEELS: Rare original Buffalo knockoff wheels as used in that era for racing. Wheels are powder coated. Knockoffs are brass.
TIRES: Brand new Lucas 5:50 x 19” tires and tubes.
Brakes: Mechanical. using original Marmon backing plates with one-off custom. polished. finned aluminum drums. All brake linkage and brackets. etc. . are nickel plated and are perfect.
STEERING: Original Marmon. all nickel plated box. column and pitman arm. Steering ratio is fast. Wood and aluminum steering wheel has quick disconnect for ease of entry.
SUSPENSION: Original Marmon parallel leaf springs and friction shocks. (A very good ride. )
ELECTRIC; 12 volt. All wiring is correctly cloth covered. Fuel pump is electric as are the 6 volt era correct horns. (12 volts going to 6 volt horns make them very loud!) Headlights are very bright with high & low beam. Turn signals front & rear.
MOTOR: Marmon model 68. Straight eight. (There are only 6 header runners because the 2 middle exhaust cylinders are Siamesed making it appear to be only 6 cylinders. ) Bore & stroke: 2 13/16 x 4 ¼. Tons of torque. Motor has been completely rebuilt. There is a very large finned aluminum oil cooler in front of front axle (Can be seen in photo. ) and I have added an oil filter on the motor. Carburetors are Holley. AND IT SOUNDS GOOOOD!
TRANSMISSION: Original Warner 3-speed. standard shift. New super smooth clutch.
DIFFERENTIAL: Original Marmon. 4. 11: 1 gear.
COOLING: Radiator is a thick. all copper core and tank. Looks new with no fin damage. An original Marmon 4-blade fan keeps motor running cool always. Has aMarmon motometer.
FUEL TANK: Made of steel by the body builder. in the tail section. Not sure of the capacity but it's large and could be around 30 gallons. Fuel pump is electric.
MISCELLANEOUS: Leather seat. 3-point seat belts. installed so they can be easily hidden for display in car shows. All of the aluminum on dashboard and firewall is engine turned. Extra set of spark plugs in firewall plug holder. Antique flashlight on firewall is by Winchester (The firearms company. ) and works very well.
There is not a dent or a scratch on this car. There is nothing missing. nothing broken. nothing “wrong. ” I have not exaggerated anything and there is nothing negative about the car that I should tell you about. It is ready for pleasure driving. touring or concourse the way it is. The only improvement that could be made would be to replace the gauges with more era correct vintage ones rather than the Stewart Warner gauges. A huge attention getter at any show. A truly awesome car.
The Marmon automobile was manufactured in Indianapolis from 1903 thru 1934. The It was one of the premier cars of it's time. in the class of the Pierce Arrow. the Peerless and the Packard with a reputation for ruggedness and reliability. A Marmon Wasp. driven by Ray Harroun. took the checkered flag in 1911 as the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 race. This particular race car was famous for having the first rear view mirror and for being the only car in the race with only the driver and no ride along mechanic. Marmon built and raced several cars in the Indy 500 over the years but never again won. There is a very active national Marmon Club where I have been able to find parts and advice. I have driven this car on the interstate a number of times at speeds of 70+ mph. It will easily go faster. This is a very fine car that never fails to draw crowds with lots of questions. I have won 1st places at the few shows I have gone to. This car is ready for cruises or concourse. There are absolutely no surprises here. You will find everything I've stated to be true and there are no problems I have omitted to report. The underside is as meticulously built and maintained as the topside. This is an awesome car! And it sounds reeeal good! The car has a Florida title that can be transferred anywhere. I have had the car 7 years and know the car well enough to answer any questions.
I'll be happy to answer any questions or take close up pictures of anything you like.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Oliver, dated 27 september 2016
is the car still available ?
Best regards from Germany
from Heinz, dated 14 september 2016
Do you have some pictures from the engine?
from Oliver Dratius, dated 27 june 2016
Dear Seller, is the car still avaible ? Yours Oliver
from Hannes Streng, dated 28 october 2015
Where can I inspect the car ?
from Thomas Alber, dated 06 october 2015
is the Marmon still available?
from Bruno HÃ¼gli, dated 11 november 2014
Guten Tag haben Sie das Fahrzeug noch?
from JERRY, dated 26 october 2014
HAS IT SOLD ? CALL ME ASAP
from jerry, dated 23 october 2014
.I hope you still have this beauty for sale, please let me know. my cell # 707 592 8496
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