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1931 Marmon Model 16

Chassis number : 16141-694

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Sold for $687,500 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions.
Sold for $1,050,000 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
Howard Marmon introduced an advanced 4-cylinder car in 1902 from his shops in Indianapolis, Indiana. Before the effect of the economic depression of the 1930s caused the end of production, Marmon presented its ultimate accomplishment, a model powered by an 8.1 litre, 16-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower that sold for $4,925.

This vehicle is a 1931 Marmon Model 16 with a Sports Coupe body finished in a very attractive paint scheme.

Only six examples of the two-passenger coupe are known to exist. Of those six, only four are known to have their original engines, including this example. The early history of this vehicle is not known, as the Marmon records were lost after the factory closed. Its existence since 1995 have been carefully followed.

From 1955 to the early 1960s the car was owned by Albert A. Hood, Jr. of Wyckoff, New Jersey. At that time it was painted black. In 1963, it was in the possession of Albert L. Walker of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, who sold it to Gordon Gress of Milwaukee in 1965. In 1982, still in Gress' possession, it was reported as 'untouched' and 'in fair condition, running when last driven. Needs complete restoration. 22,000 miles, well stored and preserved.'

Gary Overby of Puyallup, Washington purchased it in 1988, who in turn sold it to Marvin Tamaroff of Southfield, Michigan in 1991. In Tamaroff's care, the car was given a professional restoration in 2002. It was sold at auction in 2008 before being acquired by the current owner.

The car is painted blue and beige and has extensive brightwork. The interior is done in beige leather.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at RM Auctions' Arizona sale where it was estimated to sell for $475,000 - $650,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $687,500 including buyer's premium.

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2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,050,000

2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $475,000-USD $650,000 
Sale Price :
USD $687,500

1931 Marmon Model 16 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Marmon Model 16

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine
Chassis#: 16147602
Sold for USD$451,000
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 16145666
Sold for USD$550,000
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
 
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 16144722
Sold for USD$1,182,500
  2022 Mecum : Monterey
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 141 675
Sold for USD$550,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 149 554
Sold for USD$170,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1931 Marmon Sixteen Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 141 694
Sold for USD$1,050,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 16144652
Sold for USD$1,210,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 145 593
Sold for USD$632,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
A Pair of Marmon Sixteen Chassis, c. 1931
Chassis#: 16 140 942
Sold for USD$66,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 16 144 705
Sold for USD$1,320,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 MARMON HOT ROD ROADSTER
Chassis#: MARMON16654
Sold for USD$275,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1931 Marmon Sixteen Coupe
Chassis#: 16141694
Sold for USD$687,500
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine
Chassis#: 16147602
Sold for USD$346,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Model 16
Chassis#: 16144722
Sold for USD$517,000
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine
Sold for USD$374,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1931 Marmon Model 16
Sold for USD$726,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 16144705
Sold for USD$456,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 16860
Sold for USD$291,500
  2004 S. Ray Miller Collection
1931 Marmon Model 16 image  1931 Marmon Model 16 image  

Marmon Model 16s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1931 Marmon Model 16's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Marmon 16 2018 Mecum : Denver$40,000  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Close-Coupled Sedan1496302018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale $200,000$300,000
1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe16-144-7222012 RMAutomobiles of Arizona$450,000$475,000$650,000
1931 Marmon 1616-149-7522011 Branson Collector Car Auction Oct 22, 2011$165,000  
1931 Marmon Sixteen Five-Passenger Sedan149 7522011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $225,000$275,000
1931 MARMON UNKNOWN 5 PASSENGER SEDAN 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$89,000  

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1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle thumbnail image  1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle thumbnail image  

1931 Marmon Model 16 Profiles

1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Victoria
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Sports Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16141-694
Engine #: 16693
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Victoria
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16144705
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16-144-722
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16 145 593
Engine #: 16860
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Limousine
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16147602
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 149 752
Engine #: 16750
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Club Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16144652
Engine #: 16513
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
4-Door Sedan
Coachwork: LeBaron
1931 Marmon Model 16 vehicle information
Sports Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 16 141 675
Engine #: 16684