The Marmon Sixteen was produced for just three years, with 390 examples made. The engine was an all-aluminum design with steel cylinder liners and a 45-degree angle. It displaced 491 cubic-inches and produced 200 horsepower. It won an SAE Gold Medal for advanced design. It sold for $5,500. Marmon discontinued automobile production in 1933.
Howard Marmon won the Society of Automotive Engineers Award for his development of the Sixteen engine. Unfortunately, it was not enough and Marmon succumbed to the Great Depression and closed its doors forever in 1933.
This Marmon sixteen convertible coupe is one of eight remaining Marmon sixteen Convertible Coupes and one of 44 originally produced. The 200 horsepower engine has an aluminum block and the body is aluminum over wood made by Lebaron. It was delivered new to Dr. Smith of Rocky River, Ohio. It passed through several owners until it was acquired by the current owner, who became the 7th.
This car is one of only 68 surviving Marmon Sixteens. The body is aluminum over wood construction by LeBaron.Also photographed at :