1930 Marmon Big 8 news, pictures, and information
Coachwork: Hayes Body Company
The Big 8 allowed Marmon to re-enter the high-priced luxury car market and it offered an advanced straight-eight engine that offered 125 horsepower from 315 cubic-inches. The gearbox had 4 speeds and the suspension was provided by semi-elliptic springs in both front and the rear. The brakes were a Bendix four-wheel mechanical system linked to a booster. Most of the bodies for the Big 8 were designed by LeBaron.
According to the current owner, this Marmon was sold new by George Marquette Motor Sales of Chicago to a Chicago owner who ordered the crystal eagle that sits atop the radiator shell as well as the running board-mounted spot light. He traded in a Packard 443 roadster for the Marmon.
The Marmon Big Eight carries a body designed by Alexis deSaknoffsky and built by the Hayes Body Company. The Marmon Big Eight rides on a 136-inch wheelbase chassis.
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