Marmon 41 Speedster – 1914

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914


Marmon 41 Speedster – 1914


Marca : Marmon
Modello : 41
Versione : Speedster
Anno : 1914
Telaio N. : 30781
Motore N. : 30781
Esemplari prodotti : 6
Motore : 6 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 7.817 cc
Distribuzione : L-Head
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 1 carb. Stromberg
Potenza : 70 bhp
Top speed Km/h : xxx


Auction Result
2006 – Gooding & co. – $ 616.000
2016 – Pebble Beach – Gooding & co. – $ 1.017.500


Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

The 41 Speedster was larger, and a generation newer than the Mercer 35J Raceabout and Stutz Bearcat. Capable of 80 mph, the Marmon featured a full-pressure 477 CID engine, Bosch electric lights and starter, a three-speed transmission with central gearshift, optional Westinghouse air shocks, and internal expanding brakes. It had bucket seats and twin rear spares, and also a protective cowl and windshield. The Marmon promised long-distance, high-speed travel, as well as competition.

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

This car’s earliest history is unknown, but it was discovered by famed opera singer and pioneer collector James Melton in fall 1947 in Wisconsin. Rare period photos exist of the remarkably preserved Marmon on a snowy street. Melton kept the car for some years before it was acquired by legendary designer Brooks Stevens. Stevens is, of course, remembered for the 1948 Willys Jeepster, 1962 Studebaker Hawk GT, and his own 1965 Excalibur; but his design genius extended into all walks of American life, including industrial design, kitchen appliances, and corporate logos.

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914

 

Marmon 41 Speedster - 1914


 

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