The Marmon Company, based in Indianapolis, introduced the model 34, which remained in production until 1928 in refined versions known as the models 74 and 75. The motor, of advanced design, displaced 340 cubic-inches and featured overhead valves.
Further evidence of the model 34's advance design was its use of aluminum; the cylinder block, transmission housing, differential, fenders and hood were made of aluminum.
the company took a model 34 cross-country in 1916 in less than six days, beating the record established by 'Cannon Ball' Baker in a Cadillac by 41 hours. Factory price of the runabout was approximately $3,100.