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1931 Marmon convertibles


Jim Konicki
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On 8/11/2022 at 3:40 PM, Jim Konicki said:

Have a lead on a couple of 1931 Marmon convertibles.  Are they supposed to have V-16 engines? These might have had the engines replaced at one time and they are right hand drive.

Jim:

Marmon offered convertible coupes in all their 1931 line-up:  First Series: Sixteen, Big Eight, 8-79, 8-69, Marmon Roosevelt.  Beginning January 1, 1931, the Second Series began wherein the Marmon Roosevelt became the Marmon Model 70, the Model 8-88 began, the Sixteen became Series 16.

Please let us know which model you've discover and in on the pursuit.

Steve

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I find it interesting that Mark Hyman used Bring a Trailer to sell one of his cars.   The guy is a masterful car salesman.   The car has been advertised publicly by Mark for a while.

 

 

Here is the big eight Marmon convertible that was owned by a forum member in Florida.

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19 minutes ago, TAKerry said:

Thats a beautiful car, but for a high end model it looks a bit short behind the door compared to the front. Maybe they were after a sporty look?

That was there upper middle class model.   This is the high end model.

 

 

1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Photograph by Bill Dutting | Fine Art America

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48 minutes ago, TAKerry said:

Thats a beautiful car, but for a high end model it looks a bit short behind the door compared to the front. Maybe they were after a sporty look?

The white convertible coupe is a 1932 Marmon 8-125 which was 125" wb for $1,445.  The Marmon Sixteen was 145"wb, the convertible coupe $5,850.

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7 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

The white convertible coupe is a 1932 Marmon 8-125 which was 125" wb for $1,445.  The Marmon Sixteen was 145"wb, the convertible coupe $5,850.

Could that be compared to the price difference between a VW Jetta and a VW Phaeton W12 in 2006?  (Both sold in the same showroom like the two Marmons above would have been.)

 

Craig

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4 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

Could that be compared to the price difference between a VW Jetta and a VW Phaeton W12 in 2006?  (Both sold in the same showroom like the two Marmons above would have been.)

 

Craig

Yes, essentially two divergent market segment models from the same carmaker in the same showroom.  The 8-125 competed with Chrysler Eight CP, Buick Series 60, Studebaker Commander 71, Hudson Eight Major L and Nash Eight 980.

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