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Marmon: The rise, fall, and rarity of a forgotten American automaker


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The Dodge brothers are certainly better known—they’re even portrayed in current television commercials—but the Marmon brothers left their own indelible mark on automotive history. Although best known for the Wasp, there was a lot more to the Indiana automakers than their claim to fame as builders of the first Indianapolis 500-winning car in 1911. In fact, despite being shuttered since 1933, the Marmon Motor Car Company made headlines twice last week.


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Great story but the caption of the Marmon ad should be dated as about a 1926 or 27 not a 1932.


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@hornetllw The photo comes from the car that sold at RM Sotheby’s 2017 New York auction, and it’s listed as a 1932. https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/NY17/New-York---ICONS/lots/r015-1932-marmon-sixteen-convertible-coupe-by-lebaron/545866


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Mike , Ok but I still stand by my comment. Google Marmon 1932 and see for yourself. Looks like Sotheby needs to do a revision.

Mike
December 21 |

@hornetllw The photo comes from the car that sold at RM Sotheby’s 2017 New York auction, and it’s listed as a 1932. https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/NY17/New-York---ICONS/lots/r015-1932-marmon-sixteen-convertible-coupe-by-lebaron/545866

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Great story but the caption of the Marmon ad should be dated as about a 1926 or 27 not a 1932.
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@hornetllw Oh wait, do you mean the ad for the Marmon Series 75? I thought you meant the car in the lead photo. You are correct, the ad is for a 1927 Marmon. We’re updating the caption.


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I’m fortunate to have my dad’s first car: a 1926 or 1927 Toledo Pedal Car, badged “Marmon.” It is in original condition; a true survivor! ~ Kim Z. Turtenwald ~ Sedona, Arizona

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Mike, yes thats the one I meant. L.

Mike
December 21 |

@hornetllw Oh wait, do you mean the ad for the Marmon Series 75? I thought you meant the car in the lead photo. You are correct, the ad is for a 1927 Marmon. We’re updating the caption.

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Mike , Ok but I still stand by my comment. Google Marmon 1932 and see for yourself. Looks like Sotheby needs to do a revision. Mike December 21 | @hornetllw The photo comes from the car that sold at RM Sotheby’s 2017 New York auction, and it’s listed as a 1932. https://www.rmsothebys.com/e…
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