Marmon Model 34 Roadster (1924)

Marmon Model 34 Roadster (1924)

Marmon was a US maker of luxury cars. They developed the first production V16 engine, only to be beaten to production by Cadillac who were much better financed.

Key to building the marques reputation was the Model 34.

The following text comes from am Autoweek article published in 2003:

1917 MARMON MODEL 34 TOURING CAR: WAY AHEAD OF ITS TIME

As World War I began, Indianapolis car and flour milling machinery manufacturer Nordyke & Marmon decided to expand its automobile business by making an extraordinary new model. While the company’s genius engineer, Howard Marmon, is best known for the 1931 16-cylinder model, the six-cylinder Model 34 introduced in 1916 is probably Marmon’s more innovative vehicle. The 34 projected an image of progressive luxury, combining trend-setting design with excellent performance.

The exterior styling of the Model 34—drawn by Cleveland coachbuilder Leon Rubay—championed the beginning of streamlined automobile body shapes. The car’s … Read More